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Information Security Officer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin
  • Sector: Security
  • Date posted: 08/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365871A

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Information Security Officer

  • Dublin South Location
  • Contract
  • € Neg Daily Rate

The purpose of the ISO role is to continuously monitor the information security risks related to the end-to-end processes of the organisation. In addition, the ISO will ensure that the information security risk strategy, policy and standards, the information security risk appetite and tolerance is implemented and complied with throughout the organisation. The value stream actively strengthens the organisation risk management framework and stimulates risk awareness.

The role:

  • The ISO has end-to-end responsibility for the various divisions within the organisation in understanding and applying the information security policy and standards. This includes maintaining awareness of the information security policies and standards, supporting documentation and in carrying out compliance reviews.
  • The ISO is responsible for maintaining clear and regular communication channels with the global entities for which the organisation provides security services.
  • The ISO has responsibility for ensuring ISO27001 certification and COBIT standards are maintained within the organisation.

Areas of Expertise


Responsibility for maintaining compliance with the end-to end-processes with security policies and requirements. In doing so, pro-actively challenges the business to stay in control.

Assessment & Monitoring:

Delivers robust assessments on information security within the organisation for new developments and projects while proactively identifying and resolving issues through ongoing checks and monitoring.

Risk Management:

Perform information security risk assessments and serving as the internal auditor for information security processes.

Information Security Management:

Ensure knowledge sharing is in place by creating, maintaining and providing guidance as well as overseeing the implementation of information security. Be a central point of contact on all security issues.

Project Management

Initiates and leads projects to structurally improve the security of the organisation information environment through the introduction or upgrading of security tools.

Required level of education/and technical capabilities

  • Third level qualification in IT Security, Information Management, Business or related field.
  • Information Security Certification desirable - CISM or similar is highly desirable.
  • ITIL v.3.0 Certification is highly desirable.
  • Business/Commercial background and sound appreciation for business benefit, business context.

Required work experience

  • Existing experience at ISO level
  • Experience of working with the ISO27001 framework, standards and controls is a prerequisite.
  • Experience of carrying out ISO duties for a Treasury/financial institution is desirable.
  • Strong Information Security awareness and understanding of current threats and risks to organisations.
  • Technical knowledge to include applications, anti-virus management, encryption, firewalls, access control management etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical thinking to complex situations to achieve results
  • Project Management experience while not a prerequisite is desirable

For more information contact Shane for a confidential chat on 01 6455250 or apply below.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must have full working rights in Ireland i.e. (a current Stamp 4 Visa or an EU Passport to be eligible to work in Ireland) to be considered for this role.