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Director of Information Security

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Director of Information Security

Posted about 1 month ago

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 2 million users and over 35,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive. 

About you:

Access has achieved huge growth in its cloud solutions and has exciting targets for the future. Our core value of Love work, Love life' has been central to our success and so we're looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company driven through adoption of the Access Workspace platform.

This is an opportunity to join a leading provider of hosted and SaaS software as the CISO to the entire organisation, reporting into the top C Suite board you will be responsible for defining and implementing the security strategy across the entire IT operation. You will have a track record of being successful within the technical cyber security landscape and will be able to leverage this to direct day to day operations as well as longer term objectives. You will also be comfortable working at all levels of our organisation driving the governance aspects of the business within ISO27001.

You will have dedicated technical security and governance teams reporting to you and will be keen to be autonomous directing them to succeed. You will also be able to operate at both the highest as well as most granular level taking personal responsibility when this is required. This position will suit an individual who already has a wealth of experience and wants to operate within the highest levels of a passionate and hugely successful company.

Driven by technology Access is able to offer a remote interview and onboarding process as well as work from home during the current social distancing measures; thereafter you'll be based in one of our UK offices.

CISO duties and responsibilities:
• Define Strategy of the entire IT operation and communicate this at C-Suite level
• Develop Strategy into actionable objectives for both Governance and Technical teams
• Manage teams to deliver projects to defined timescales and outcomes
• Act as the highest escalation point for serious incidents
• Deliver measurable improvements to our security posture every year

• Engage with all departments and divisions across the business.

In addition to this you will:

• Enjoy working autonomously as well as collaboratively on different projects
• Always drive issues through to completion, taking personal ownership of the objectives
• Be the subject matter expert for our security roadmap
• Accurately determine your own and your teams’ relative priorities and be commercially aware
• Enjoy learning and embrace the ever-changing threat landscape

• Be available out of hours to assist in priority 1 security incidents if they occur

Your technical background should include:

• Previous expertise in a broad array of systems and network security technical controls and processes such as: Active Directory, Anti-malware protection, Vulnerability Scanners, intrusion detection/prevention, system hardening, network segmentation, intrusion Detection, intrusion prevention, DDOS mitigation, threat intelligence, forensic analysis etc
• Good Knowledge of VMWare in large private cloud environments
• Security certifications in relevant areas

• Strong problem solving and communication skills

What does Access offer you?:

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  
• A Competitive Salary
• Giving Back/Charity days
• Quarterly Socials
• 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
• The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain

Become part of our amazing Access family!

At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love.

We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you’re qualified, we can’t wait for your application.