Chief Information Security Officer Principal
CapeTown, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

Mandatory Requirements

The mandatory requirements for this position are :

  • Fifteen plus ( 15 + ) years of relevant c hief i nformation s ecurity o fficer e xperience;
  • Relevant qualification; and

    Knowledge or experience in all , with expert knowledge in at least two , of the following areas :

  • Information systems;
  • Security architecture ;
  • B usiness continuity management ;
  • Information management; and

    IT investigations and digital forensics .

    Responsibilities a nd Job Function

    The successful candidate will be required to :

  • Act as the centre of excellence for information security in the organisation;
  • Research latest trends in information security and information security approaches;
  • Incorporate any enhancements uncovered via research in the information security strategies and frameworks;
  • Establish and maintain the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected;
  • I dentify , d evelop and maintain p olicies and processes across the enterprise to reduce information and†information technology risks ;
  • Design , d evelop and maintain information technology frameworks and strategies;
  • E stablish appropriate standards and controls ;
  • Propose security technologies ; and

    Be overall r esponsible for information-related compliance .

    Knowledge a nd Skills

    The general skills required for this position are :

  • Expert ability to articulate the return on investment for any security solutions ;
  • Expert experience with the i ncident r esponse s tandard;
  • Superior knowledge of b udget and fiscal managemen t; and

    Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, quickly changing and sometimes unstructured environment .

    The technical skills required for this position are :

  • Expert knowledge of information assets and technologies;
  • Expert knowledge of cybersecurity, security architecture , d atabase , application and i nformation security governance and management;
  • Expert knowledge of disaster recovery ;
  • Expert knowledge of identity and access management ;
  • Expert knowledge of information privacy , regulatory compliance , and risk management ;
  • Expert knowledge of information technology controls †for financial and other systems ;
  • Expert knowledge of i nformation technology investigations and digital forensics ;
  • Expert e xperience with crafting security policies;
  • Expert a wareness of potential point s of failure in i nformation t echnology systems;
  • Expert competencies such as governance, system controls, auditing, compliance and operations management, strategic planning, and finance and risk management ; and

    Expert n etwork security and firewall management skills .

    and Experience

    The qualifications and experience related to this position are :

    Appropriate and recognised formal chief information security officer related tertiary qualification, preferably a master s degree, or equivale nt thereof, in information technology or related field .

    Third party certifications such as the CCISO (certified chief information security officer) by the EC-Council, CISSP (certified information systems security professional) by ISC², and the CISM (certified information security manager) by ISACA are advantageous ; and

    Experience of f ifteen plus (15 + ) years within a c hief i nformation s ecurity o fficer role .

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