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Information Security Director - Programmatic

Up to £100,000 Basic Salary + Bonus + Benefits - Programmatic Platform - Digital Marketing
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Information Security Director

£90,000-100,000 Basic Salary + Bonus + Benefits


Senior Information Security professional looking for your next exciting challenge? If you are looking to join a highly respected technology business who are the leaders within their niche; who have information security policies and processes however are looking for a leader to own this business function, this opportunity may be for you!


Company Background:


  • Global Technology pioneer powering leading companies media and data businesses
  • Build custom trading systems for advertisers, agencies and innovative technology companies within the programmatic media buying ecosystem
  • Circa 250 employees globally with offices in Europe, North America, APAC
  • ISO 27001 certified 


The Role:


Within our client, the Information Security Director is the head of IT security, driving the IT security strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from security threats. Responsible for operational compliance to all relevant ISO and other standards and regulations, this is a senior role that is able to influence and engage with authority at the highest levels. Here are a summary of core responsibilities:


  • Creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security policies, processes and technologies
  • Performing IT security risk assessments and audits and reporting on ways to minimise threats
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of latest cyber security technologies
  • Ensuring business continuity
  • Communicating with key stakeholders about IT security threats
  • Implementing an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
  • Overseeing the investigation of reported security breaches
  • Developing strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
  • Championing and educating the organisation about the latest security strategies and technologies
  • Running security audits and risk assessments
  • Ensuring that all products and services comply with privacy, user consent and data sharing
  • Ensuring compliance and governance is met
  • Communicate with partners and clients the internal InfoSec policies and implementation - be on point for all InfoSec aspects of client RFPs
  • Reviewing, analysing and delivering data information


Skills & Attributes:


Our client is looking for an Information Security Director Manager who will take ownership and lead the Information Security function within the business. It is likely that this individual will possess:

  • University degree in information technology, computer science, information assurance or a related field
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is preferred
  • 6+ years’ experience
  • Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
  • Strong customer focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
  • Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
  • Ability to understand product and services layers as well
  • Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
  • Creative thinking – able to look at alternatives and consider new ways of thinking to problem solve
  • Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands


Key Skills: Information Security, IT Security, Information Security Director, InfoSec, Information Security Manager, InfoSec Manager, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Information Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager, Information Security Officer, Cybersecurity, ISO, ISO27001, CISSP, CISA, CISM, GDPR, AWS

Pivotal is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications regardless of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation, and any other protected status as required by applicable law.