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Head of IT Security - Eastleigh

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    Eastleigh, Hampshire

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    Information Technology

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    Vikki Bayfield

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    about 2 years ago

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Head of IT Security - Eastleigh

Our client a leading Energy Company are actively seeking a Head of IT Security to head up their Security Function based in Eastleigh.

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 in a senior management role, including work allocation, performance reviews and associated HR administrative tasks.
  • Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification, plus extensive experience in a hands-on IT Security role.
  • Will need to be able to develop and maintain a broad understanding of the end-to-end business processes to appreciate the potential impact of security risks and remediation approaches.
  • High level of business acumen and experience in aligning security solutions infrastructure to business risks.


  • Work with internal teams and third parties to ensure the security of IT systems and data through the implementation and maintenance of appropriately robust, cost effective, scalable, fit-for-purpose services, processes and technologies.
  • Ensure that Security standards and processes are adopted across the organisation and by external providers.
  • Work with the Director of IT to provide leadership and direction for the Security team and to provide strategic oversight of the function.
  • 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'.
  • Create and ensure the adoption of appropriate security and data integrity standards and configurations across the software and hardware solutions.
  • Adherence to relevant industry frameworks, standards and certifications.
  • Accountability for the tools that protect, detect and remediate against breaches of security and data integrity.

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

Head of IT Security - Eastleigh