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Head of Information Security

Location: London | United Kingdom
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £120000 – £150000
Sector: Financial Services

Contact Details

Name: Sam Finn

Are you a seasoned Information Security professional with experience leading both technical and GRC teams? Do you want to work for a leading FinTech helping to develop and implement security process? We are currently working with an exciting FinTech business looking for Hands-on Head of Information Security to lead and grow their security team and ensure Security is embedded in a development-driven business.


Job Responsibilities for the Head of Information Security

  • Define and implement the Security strategy across the business
  • Define and implement a Risk Management framework across the business
  • Define and implement a comprehensive GRC framework aligned to standard such as NIST & ISO27001
  • Lead on Product Security guiding Engineers in a range of security tooling
  • Lead the DevSecOps strategy working closely with development teams to ensure security is built into the development lifecycle
  • Improve Detection & Response capabilities leveraging existing and new technologies
  • Ensure security awareness across the business
  • Work with development teams to Automate processes as required
  • Ensure security controls are aligned with business objectives


Desirable Skills & Experience for the Head of Information Security

  • Experience working in a similar Information Security leadership position
  • Experience working in a FinTech or “Tech-Driven” business
  • Ability to remain technical whilst leading Security strategy
  • Experience working with Development teams improving DevSecOps processes
  • Knowledge of Product & Application Security
  • Knowledge of Risk Management frameworks
  • Knowledge of Information Security standards such as NIST & ISO27001
  • Team management experience
  • Experience of cloud technologies such as GCP, Azure or AWS
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • Security certifications are desirable