Chief Information Security Officer – UAE NATIONAL

Job Purpose

A Government entity in Abu Dhabi is looking to recruit a Chief Information Security Officer who will be responsible for developing and managing  information security policies & strategy to protect the Client from security threats and cyber-attacks and ensuring operational compliance with all standards and regulations.
Job Responsibilities
  • Identify strategic initiatives for the Information Security function and contribute to the overall strategic initiatives for the function aligned to the Organization Strategy
  • Drive the strategic initiatives for the sub-function.
  • Prepare and monitor adherence to the budget for the sub-function.
  • Identify and drive cost optimisation initiatives for the sub-function
  • Define strategic and operational KPIs for the division
  • Analyse deviations and take corrective course of action
  • Ensure the Teams and team members adhere to the set SLA
  • Develop and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information / cyber security risk management program (including strategy, policies, standards, processes, and guidelines) to ensure protection of digital and data assets
  • Implement and lead the strategy for managing and reporting security incidents and oversee investigations of reported security breaches
  • Identify, manage, and minimize information security risks, and provide relevant and timely reports that drive business decisions
  • Report regularly on current status of the information security program
  • Monitor and maintain application user access across the IT portfolio
  • Follow-up on detected security issues and implement solutions to mitigate risks
Qualifications / Experience Required
  • 7+ years of experience in IT, with at least 5+ years in Information Security
  • Bachelor’s Degree in information security or IT related
  • Master’s degree in information security or IT Related is preffered.
  • Certifications such as CISA, CISM, CERT, CISSP, GSEC, CCSP, GIAS, CEH or OCSP
  • Proven experience in information security, with progressively increasing responsibilities and leadership roles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts
  • Leadership qualities, including strategic thinking, decision-making, and team-building skills, with a focus on fostering collaboration and innovation.