Head Of IT Security

  • Location
    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Security jobs
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Head Of IT Security
Our client is looking for a Head of IT Security to work on a 6 month contract (with the possibility to extend) at their site in Milton Keynes.
The Group IT organisation is responsible for aligning IT with the business on the delivery of our clients strategic priorities. It will do this by building strategic capabilities, enabling transformational efforts and embedding quality in all systems and processes.

The Head of IT Security is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing all Group-wide IT security related activities in support of our clients business needs.
Reporting to the Director of IT Strategy and Architecture, the Head of IT Security will work closely with other senior members of the Group IT Team to establish and deliver the IT Security strategy

* Monitors regulatory compliance with enterprise security policies and educates business unit leaders and service managers on compliance efforts
* Oversee that robust monitoring and measurements of information security policy compliance are in place.
* Work with stakeholders in the divisions/regions to measure and enforce compliance to Group security policy and standards.
* Keep up to date of industry developments and trends; review practices and procedures from leading edge organisations and incorporate as appropriate.
* Create an information security awareness programme to customise communication tools and campaigns for each business unit and integrated services group
* At all times undertake a risk management based approach to information security, understanding the trade-offs required to manage the different levels of risk tolerance and risk exposure across the organization and balance this with risk investments
* Set usage and security policies for information sharing on internal and external platforms.
* Promote a culture of innovation. Continuously seek opportunities for improvement within role, processes, team and the IT organisation as a whole.

Important is:
* Experience in FTSE 100 Manufacturing business
* Multi Country - multiple business lines - distributed environment
* Implementation of new security policies
* Cyber Security - need to demonstrate experience of this

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