Manager: Information Security
IT – Manager
Cape Town – Western Cape
PLAY a critical role as your expertise and specialist skills is sought to fill the role of a Manager heading up the Information Security division of a renowned and innovative Tertiary Institution. Your core role will be to mature the institution’s InfoSec functional domain and capabilities in the areas of InfoSec Governance; InfoSec Risk; InfoSec Program Development & Management; and InfoSec Incident Management & Response. The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems, or an equivalent NQF-7 accredited qualification, an accredited, internationally recognised Information Systems Security Certification, demonstrable IT Service Management experience, 3-5 years’ relevant Information Security (InfoSec) Management experience in an enterprise environment, proficient in legal, regulatory and other compliance requirements related to InfoSec (e.g., POPIA) & experience in Security Incident Management, Security Investigations, Root Cause Analysis and a successful track record in developing and managing InfoSec projects / programs. This is a demanding but very stimulating role, which requires an experienced individual with the appropriate breadth and depth of business and technical skills and competencies.
Information Security Governance
- Establish, communicate, and maintain information security policies, standards, procedures, and other documentation that support information security,
- Facilitate the development of an information security strategy aligned with the University’s IT governance model and its strategic goals and objectives.
- Identify current and potential legal and regulatory requirements affecting information security.
- Establish reporting and communication channels that support information security.
Information Security Risk Management
- Establish a process for information asset classification and ownership.
- Implement a structured information risk assessment mitigation and reporting process.
- Ensure that threat and vulnerability evaluations are performed on an ongoing basis.
- Identify and periodically evaluate information security controls and countermeasures to mitigate risk to acceptable levels.
- Integrate risk, threat and vulnerability identification and management into operational management and program delivery processes.
Information Security Program Development
- Ensure the development of information security architectures (considering people, information, processes and technology).
- Develop and maintain plans to implement the information security strategy ensuring alignment with other assurance functions.
- Specify the activities to be performed within the information security program / projects.
- Develop a program for information security awareness, training, and education.
- Recommend and advise information security requirements into the organization’s processes and life cycle activities (e.g., change control, software development, employment, procurement etc.).
- Advise on the integration of information security controls into contracts.
- Establish metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the information security program.
Information Security Program Management.
- Oversee the execution of information security programs.
- Oversee the performance of contractually agreed information security controls (e.g., with joint ventures outsourced providers, business partners, third parties).
- Provide information security advice and guidance (e.g., risk analysis, control selection) across the institution.
- Provide information security awareness, training, and education to stakeholders (e.g., business process owners).
- Monitor, measure and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of information security controls and compliance with information security policies.
Information Security Incident Management and Response
- Develop and maintain plans to respond to and document information security incidents.
- Develop and implement processes for preventing, detecting, identifying, analysing, and responding to information security incidents.
- Establish escalation and communication processes and lines of authority.
- Track and facilitate the investigation of information security incidents (e.g., forensics, evidence collection and preservation, log analysis, interviewing).
- Develop a process to communicate with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., media, law enforcement, staff, and students).
- Integrate information security incident response plans with the institution’s disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
- Formulate training and awareness programs for information security incident response.
- Provide guidance on the resolution of major information security incidents.
- Facilitate reviews to identify root causes of information security incidents, facilitate corrective actions and re-assess risk.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems, or an equivalent NQF-7 accredited qualification.
- An accredited, internationally recognised Information Systems Security certification.
- Demonstrable IT Service Management experience.
- A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ relevant Information Security (InfoSec) Management experience in an enterprise environment.
- Proficiency in legal, regulatory, and other compliance requirements related to InfoSec (e.g., POPIA).
- Successful track record in developing and managing InfoSec projects / programs.
- Experience in Security incident management, Security Investigations, and root cause analysis.
- Advanced proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point).
- Excellent English Communication skills (verbal and written).
- Strong facilitation and inter-personal skills.
- Strong business acumen.
Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
- CISSP certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).
- CISM certification (Certified Information Security Manager),
- Experience in developing InfoSec policies, plans and procedures aligned to ISO/IEC 27001 & 27002 standards.
- An accredited certification in Problem Management (e.g., Kepner Tregoe or related ITIL intermediate course).
- An accredited IT Risk Management certification (e.g., M_o_R) at intermediate / practitioner level.
- Accredited certification in Project Management (e.g., PMP, Prince2).
- COBIT-5 certification in IT Governance.
- Experience in the use of Microsoft Project.
- Experience working in the Higher Education sector would be advantageous.
- Diagnostic information gathering, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised to meet deadlines and to deliver results.
- Excellent planning, co-ordination, and time management skills.
- Effective teamwork and the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
- Good business acumen and understanding of business requirements on ICT.
- Thoroughness and attention to quality and detail.
- Ability to influence, establish focus, and to lead and motivate teams to achieve common goals.
- Excellent customer & service orientation.
- Good listening skills and inter-personal awareness.
- Strong personal credibility.