Head of System Security

Job ID
HSS 02/17
Full time
Kingdom of Bahrain
Minimum 7 years

Head of System Security

Code HSS 02/17

Design, develop and maintain information security policies and standards aligned with leading practices.

Recommend, schedule and coordinate security improvements, upgrades and/or purchase and implementation of appropriate security tools.

Manage periodic risk assessments that identify current and future security vulnerabilities, determine the level of risk acceptable to management and recommend appropriate control measures.

Act as the primary liaison and decision-maker regarding the work of information security for production and development team of the Company.

To advise and recommend security features for IT hardware architecture and infrastructure for various technology and business applications and products.

To design and/or oversee external penetration testing of all IT systems of the Company to identify system vulnerabilities.

Initiate and manage special projects/training programs related to information security which may be needed to appropriately respond to ad-hoc/unexpected information security events.

To plan and implement necessary security procedures across the various divisions of the Company for meeting the requirements as set in international standard certifications viz. ISO, PCI/DSS etc.

Appraise periodically the Senior Management and the Board on the Security Risks and Controls implemented.

Educational Qualifications

Graduate/Post-Graduate preferably in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology.



Experience Required

Minimum 7 years of experience in the IT industry with a minimum of 2 years in an Information Security leadership role.

2 years of experience in the Middle East region managing information security - desirable.

Experience in implementing PCI DSS/ISO and maintaining compliance.

Experience in implementing Information Security frameworks and systems.

Demonstrated project management experience

Demonstrated experience in conducting security awareness sessions



Financial Institution

Interested candidates please send your CV along with a photograph in a word document.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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