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IT Security Lead - Leading Investment Bank

IT Security & Risk

1 February 2024


Our client, a leading Investment Bank, is currently looking for an IT Security Lead where the successful candidate will develop IT Security Risk Assessments and Frameworks for the region. The role will involve developing and implementing comprehensive security strategies, policies, and procedures to safeguard our sensitive data, systems, and networks. You will lead a team of talented security professionals, collaborating with various stakeholders to proactively address cyber threats and mitigate potential risks.



  • Develop and execute an enterprise-wide IT security strategy that aligns with business goals and regulatory requirements.

  • Establish and enforce security policies, procedures, and standards to safeguard information assets and maintain compliance with relevant regulations.

  • Lead the IT Security team, providing guidance, mentorship, and professional development opportunities.

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of security controls, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, data loss prevention systems, access controls, and encryption technologies.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including executive leadership, IT teams, legal, risk management, and compliance, to ensure security initiatives align with overall business objectives.

  • Conduct regular risk assessments and vulnerability assessments to identify potential security gaps and recommend appropriate remediation actions.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest security threats, trends, and industry best practices, and develop strategies to enhance the bank's security posture.

  • Lead incident response efforts, including investigation, containment, and resolution of security incidents, and ensure appropriate documentation and reporting.

  • Manage relationships with external vendors, consultants, and security service providers to augment the bank's security capabilities.

  • Collaborate with the CISO to establish and manage the IT security budget, ensuring cost-effective allocation of resources.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is strongly desired.

  • Extensive experience (minimum 10 years) in IT security, with a focus on financial services or investment banking.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing an IT security function, including experience managing a team of security professionals.

  • In-depth knowledge of IT security principles, technologies, and practices, including network security, application security, identity and access management, incident response, and security governance.

  • Strong understanding of relevant regulations and compliance requirements in the financial services industry.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex security issues and provide strategic recommendations.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Proactive mindset and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

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