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Ken Harbourne

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Information Security Officer

€70000 - €75000 per annum Great Benefits

Wallace Myers International is now recruiting an Information Security Office to join the IT Systems department of a major brand in Dublin.

As the information security officer, you will set out the company-wide security strategy, implement security standards and monitor compliance against security policies agenda. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of the implementation of group IT Security policies and requirements, and monitoring of compliance.
  • Research and provision of solutions for gaps identified by internal/external reports or emerging new threats, in cooperation with group level.
  • Directing staff in identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining processes across the organization to reduce information and technology risks.
  • Responding to incidents, establishing appropriate standards and controls, managing security technologies, and directing the establishment and implementation of resulting policies and procedures.
  • Specifying and supervising the technical implementation of preventive IT security measures
  • Organisation and coordination of external and internal IT vulnerability assessments, following up the remediation of findings.
  • Consultation and support of ongoing business projects along with project management of technical projects in the area of compliance and IT security.
  • Provision of expert advice on security related issues to the internal IT teams and the wider business.
  • Reporting the status of group information security to the Chief Information Officer and other relevant internal parties.
  • Producing a training and development plan for staff with influence on matters affecting IT security.
  • Ownership of the national cybersecurity awareness program, ensuring C suite awareness of current and emerging threats.
  • Coordination and oversight of on-going internal and external technical and compliance audits, and remediation of potential findings.



  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a senior information security or similar IT leadership role, ideally gained within a large international organisation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate, influence and negotiate with senior stakeholders to obtain results and instigate change.
  • Highly motivated and flexible with the ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.
  • Demonstrate good judgement in navigating challenging issues and in recommending an appropriate course of action.
  • In depth technical level comprehension of networking, databases and/or business applications showing a strong understanding of relevant subject matter.
  • A deep understanding of vulnerability management and associated monitoring solutions, tools and awareness of industry best practices.
  • Excellent project management skills with an ability to set and achieve goals, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Experience of formal security risk assessment methodologies.
  • A working knowledge of ISO27001 and; ISO27002 standards an advantage.
  • Professional certification in IT Security a distinct advantage - CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC etc.






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This position was pPosted on 14 Jul 2020

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