Head of Information Security and Assurance

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6744

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Manage activities across information security and assurance in order to identify and comply with regional and international information security mandates and standards.

Client Details
An established institution in the UAE keen on driving improvements in information security services.

* Support practices within the Information Security Services and Assurance function, overseeing budget creation and management, best practice, and optimal performance in line with business strategic requirements.
* Leverage knowledge of data security to lead programs in compliance and assurance with respect to security standards such as ISO 27001, NESA, SWIFT, or other related frameworks.
* Identify gaps in the internal information security framework and actively resolve or update policies and procedures as required, reporting any unresolved compliance issues to relevant stakeholders.
* Take ownership of training or awareness programs across the business related to cybersecurity regulations, executing annual training programs to ensure that best practices are adopted across the business.
* Oversee the development of Business Information Security Officers network as well as information security content in the Learning Management System.

Job Offer
* Exciting role to spearhead a cybersecurity function.
* Opportunity to undertake significant projects across information security services.


* 15+ years' experience in compliance and assurance of information security in large financial institutions.
* Proven team management skills of information security champions.
* Possesses one or more certifications including Security+, CCIE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, PMP, ITIL, COBIT, CIA, CRMA, or CIP.
* Strong knowledge of information security frameworks such as ISO 27001, UAE NESA, PCI DSS, SWIFT, COBIT, ITIL, UAE CPR, NIST, and GDPR.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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