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Head of Information Security - Interim - Investment management - Immediately available
£700 - £900 per day
Buy Side, Insurance, Sell Side
London, Rest of the UK
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Head of Information Security - Interim - Investment management - Immediately available

Cyber Security - Information Security - CISO

Our client, a well known mid-sized investment manager, is seeking a Contract Head of Information Security to be based in London / City, with immediate availability or close to, to deliver improved capabilities in the area and raise the profile of cyber security within the firm.

The ideal candidate will have experience in consultancy, with a "Big 4" firm or other major management consultancy, combined with a technical background and hence deep knowledge of network security, application security, and cyber security generally. This is a “business facing” role focussed on identification and implementation of improvement opportunities, governance of the information security process, and will engage with technical staff to the necessary level of detail. The hire will take the report of one (senior) technical analyst, and access to the IT infrastructure team as a whole.

The candidate will have relevant security certifications: CISSP, CISA, or CISM (or CCISO), evidence of regular renewal of professional training and accreditation, and preferably a good degree in computer science or related discipline.

There is a strong senior stakeholder engagement element to the role  – at board level internally – and with external regulators and auditors. The hire will chair the client’s Information Risk Control Committee. As such credibility, gravitas, and stakeholder engagement skills are very important.

The client is also open to someone in a financial services “end client” firm - in fund management, investment banking / capital markets, or more widely in corporate banking, insurance and the like.

The client will pay good contract rates to secure the right immediately available candidate – there is also the opportunity to convert to a permanent role.

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