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Head of IT Security

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    Eastleigh, Hampshire

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    Info Security

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  • Contact:

    Vikki Bayfield

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    about 2 years ago

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Head of IT Security - Eastleigh

Our client a Utilities Company based in Eastleigh are actively seeking a Head of IT Security to build a Security Function from scratch and have ownership of all aspects of IT and Data Security.

The Head of IT Security will be responsible for the line management of the Security function and ultimately be accountable for the security and integrity of the company's systems and data, as well as adherence to and compliance with appropriate industry standards and frameworks.

Essential skills:

  • Previous experience building an Information Security Function from scratch, including implementing frameworks, processes, standards and controls.
  • Hands on experience of implementing and maintain SIEM platforms
  • Extremely hands on in the identification and remediation of security threats
  • Team leadership experience


  • Work with the Director of IT to provide leadership and direction for the Security team and to provide strategic oversight of the function.
  • Performing a root and branch review of our security tools, processes, training and standards (including software development standards) and drive their transformation
  • Ensure that the security of the company's systems and data is aligned to the needs of the business with sufficient governance, transparency and insightful reporting.
  • Ensure that applications and systems that are developed and maintained are 'secure by design'.
  • Adherence to relevant industry frameworks, standards and certifications such as PCI-DSS, ISO27001, GDPR, etc.
  • Building a 'secure by default' approach to everything that we do by playing an active role in the design and implementation of new systems and processes
  • Familiar with a range of legacy and next generation application development and infrastructure technologies and architectures (including *aas)
  • Securing high transaction systems that transit sensitive B2C data across mobile and browser-first platforms

If this Head of IT Security role is of interest, then please apply with an up to date CV.

Head of IT Security - Eastleigh