Head of Information Security Financial Services - €115K - €130K +

Head of Information Security – Financial Services – Start Up


I am excited to work with this company, a start up within the financial services arena in Dublin with the strength of a Huge Global entity to back them all the way. For so many reasons this is an exciting opportunity for a passionate & motivated Head of Information Security who is not wanting to be restrained by your typical streamlined financial services methodologies.

You will work alongside the Chief Product and Technology Officer & enjoy a culture where you have an open door to the CEO right to the junior analyst across other entities of the group. Everyone in this company enjoys and lives the culture, from day one you will be on first name basis and enjoy the supportiveness of the environment, everyone rowing in the same direction to get this company to where it wants to go.

The Role & Responsibilities:

As the Head of Information Security, you will be required to set out the Security strategy for the future and having the advantage within a start-up of leveraging off the other entities base and implementing it to your own standards along with risk and compliance policies to go along with such standards.

  • You will be the Subject Matter Expert for all things relating to IT Security
  • Review existing and Define new Security Policies for the company
  • You will be responsible for external and internal IT vulnerability assessments.
  • Direct supervision and monitoring of compliance with security standards and executing information security risk assessments.
  • Report on emerging new threats and provide solutions and education accordingly.
  • Incident Response and Threat Analysis will be a key component of your role.
  • Build out your team as approved by exec level – Pen Test, Analysts, Threat Analysts Etc….

What you bring:

  • Strong experience working in Financial Services i.e., Payments is essential
  • Certified in one of the following CISSP, CISA, CISM or CRISC and have over 5 years within a Senior Management Position – (Understanding Start Ups is an Advantage)
  • Strong Knowledge of GDPR
  • Security Risk and Compliance Expert
  • Roll up the sleeves attitude – willing to muck in and get your area where it needs to be in line with business requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with ISO-270041 & ISO-27002
  • Vendor Management Skills

I am really excited to represent this company and present the best of candidates towards this position. This is one of those roles in Financial Services that does not come up that often. If you would like to discuss this role with me confidentially please feel free to reach out to me Jon Browne on +353 1 485 4967.

Jonathon   Browne does  Cyber Security & Risk Dublin

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Cyber Security & Risk Dublin

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