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VP IT Security

Location: Reading | United Kingdom
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £135000 – £150000
Sector: Financial Services

Contact Details

Name: Sam Finn
Are you a passionate Information Security leader with experience Cyber Security functions? 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 IT Security to lead and grow their security team and ensure Security is embedded in a development-driven business.   

This role would suit a Senior Manager or Head Of who is happy to get their “hands dirty” and can work closely with technical teams to ensure security is embedded in processes across the business.

Job Responsibilities for the Head of IT 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 the Cloud Security strategy across AWS & GCP
  • Lead on Product Security guiding Engineer is 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 IT Security
  • Experience working in a similar Information Security leadership position
  • Experience working in a FinTech or “Tech-Driven” business
  • 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 with cloud technologies such as GCP or AWS
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience
  • Security certifications are desirable