Senior Information Security Officer

Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat)


Ref: MP179-116

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Reporting structure
Head of Risk & Information Security

Job Summary and Purpose
• Drive a strong and robust Information Security Management System (ISMS) in the organization through threat/vulnerability detection, security scanning, penetration testing, security monitoring, vulnerability mitigations, threat mitigations, identifying IT/OT security risks and other related information security activities.
• Ensure adherence to the various information security standards, and standards and provide technical consultation on Information Security issues.

Key Accountabilities:

Information Security Management:
• Identify information security vulnerabilities and threats in the company IT/OT technology network and infrastructure using various techniques e.g., penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.
• Collate information from the conducted assessments and recommend appropriate remedial steps.
• Develop, review, improve, and update information security policies, procedures, guidelines, and other related documents.
• Provide support to build the organization wide information security awareness and training programs. Contribute and provide content for awareness activities.
• Monitor, evaluate and ensure the segregation of duties on all systems to mitigate the risk of unintentional and/or deliberate system misuse.
• Ensure compliance with the applicable internal and international information security standards (e.g. NIA, ISO27001).
• Monitor changes or updates in any applicable law, regulation or accreditation standards pertaining to Information Security, and ensure compliance as required.
• Ensure appropriate administrative and technical safeguards are in place to protect information assets from internal and external threats. Coordinate physical safeguards for those assets in coordination with the General Services department.
• Liaise and maintain contact with governmental authorities, regulatory bodies, security groups and industry forums in the field of Information Security.
• Prepare security baselines and safeguard applications, operating systems, and infrastructure devices by adopting the latest standards.
• Resolve information security issues and improve the Information Security performance by providing technical consultation in system development, acquisition, procurement, implementation, change management, operation/support and architectural and other ad-hoc projects.
• Assist all organizational units in areas related to Information Security and follow the related processes to provide support.

Accountabilities - 2
• Work with the concerned parties on the Information Security incidents and vulnerability management processes from design to implementation and beyond.
• Review technical information in the requirements statements, feasibility analysis, operating procedure manuals, and other documents produced in the process of system development.
• Monitor and assess IT systems security, system audit trails/logs and the validity of system configurations whenever required.
• Assist in vulnerability mitigation, e.g. through software/system patching through the IT department.
• Assist in performing on-going security monitoring of information systems including assessing information security risk, conducting functional and gap analyses to determine the extent to which key business areas and infrastructure comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.
• Evaluate and recommend new information security technologies and countermeasures against threats to information or privacy and develop security reports and dashboards.
• Ensure identification, recording, reporting, and resolving any Information Security violations.
• Support and assist the other activities linked with Enterprise Risk and Business Continuity Management such as Risk Assessments and Business Impact Analysis.
• Support the development of the organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans for information security, and tests readiness.

Generic Accountabilities:

Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE):
• Adhere to all relevant QHSE policies, procedures, instructions, and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:
• Implement approved policies, processes, and procedures, and provide instructions to subordinates to ensure their proper implementation.

• Carry out any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.


Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills


• Bachelor's degree in computer science or any other equivalent field.
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified ISO27001 Lead implementer are preferred.
• Globally recognized credential certification is preferred in Information Security domain for example, CISM, ISO27001LA.

• Minimum of 4 years of Information Security experience.
• IT background is preferred.

Job Specific Skills:
• Ability to manage pressure, prioritize needs, requirements and positively interact with the company users and external parties.
• Ability to trouble shoot and investigate information security incidents.
• Knowledge of Information Security Management System (ISO 27001) and other Information Security framework (NIST).
• Security related qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CEH, ISO 27001 LI/LA).

About the Company

Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (known as Nakilat, which means carriers in Arabic) is a Qatari-listed shipping company established by the State of Qatar to own, operate and manage LNG vessels and to provide shipping and marine-related services to a range of participants within the Qatari hydrocarbon sector. Nakilat is an integral component of the supply chain of some of the largest, most advanced energy projects in the world undertaken by Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas, RasGas and their joint venture partners for the State of Qatar.

Nakilat was established in 2004 and is a joint stock company owned 50% by its founding shareholders and 50% by the public. Nakilat owns 54 LNG vessels, making it the largest LNG ship owner in the world. Our fleet of vessels transport LNG produced from Qatars North Field, the worlds largest non-associated gas field with approximately 15% of the worlds total proven reserves to global markets. These vessels, ordered from Korean shipyards, incorporate the latest technology for safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation of LNG.

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