Are you an experienced cyber professional, looking to leverage your years of experience to make a real difference?
Are you looking for a fresh challenge, one that offers flexible working, and the chance to shape how some of the UK’s best known, and up-and-coming brands protect their business?
If you have a strong understanding of technology and IT with experience of working at a senior and strategic level, we'd love to hear from you.
Chief Information Security Officer – vCISO
Home based with occasional travel to client sites in UK as needed
Up to £125,000 (Depending on FTE/PTE)
Plus Benefits Including 25 days’ holiday, 4% employer pension contribution (employee contribution 4% of salary), life assurance and private medical insurance
Plus Training and Professional Development
(Part Time / Full Time)
Who we are:
Blackfoot is a Cyber Security company supplying professional services across a broad range of sectors. The Company was initially formed in 2008 to specialise in payment card security and has since grown organically into a highly respected thought-leading information risk, cyber security and compliance consultancy.
By combining creative thinking, selective hiring, passionate vision and exceptional service, our small and highly experienced team provides a commercially balanced blend of strategic and tactical advice, technical assessments and assurance & audit services. We supply to companies across many sectors including retail, insurance, financial services and telecommunication.
The Chief Information Security Officer Role:
We are looking for a seasoned cyber security professional to join our growing advisory team to provide executive-level leadership to our clients to help integrate cybersecurity into business strategy, culture, and operational processes.
We work in partnership to deliver expert assessments of cyber risks, actionable threats, and control compliance, in accordance with our client’s risk appetite and tolerance.
To succeed in this role, you will need to have experience of working in large enterprise organisations at a senior, strategic level. We are looking for people with a strong track record and longevity in each role across their career. You need to be confident working with both senior and technical stakeholders in order to make real improvements.
A strong understanding of technology and IT, including cloud technologies, the cyber security landscape (around threats, vulnerabilities, common frameworks & standards, best practice), along with the common cyber security challenges and how to overcome them, is essential. We need you to have a strong grasp of security technologies and an understanding of the vendors in the market.
This role is fully flexible and can either be full time or part time (with a minimum of 10 days per month) for the right person.
+ Conducting client assessments using our in-house tooling
+ Creating and owning client cyber security strategies
+ Collaborating with other Blackfoot teams to align service delivery with
the client's overall strategy
+ Providing ongoing client support, advice and oversight
+ Further developing Blackfoot's service portfolio
Essential Qualifications are:
+ Relevant degree and/or relevant certification, including:
+ Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
+ Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
+ Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Valued Additional Qualifications:
+ IAPP CIPP/E
+ IAPP CIPM
+ PCI DSS QSA or ISA
+ GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA), International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), Information Security Management System Auditor (ISMS) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
What’s on offer:
The right candidate will join a small, established and thought-leading Consultancy. Working in a supportive and pragmatic culture, you will make a real impact on the service provision to our clients and be integral to the growth of our business, which in turn will lead to future career progression opportunities for our outstanding talent.
This role offers an attractive basic salary and benefits package of 25 days’ holiday, 4% employer pension contribution (employee contribution 4% of salary) after 3 months, life assurance and private medical insurance after 6 months, training and professional development.
We reward success and are fully committed to promoting the on-going career development and future growth of our staff.
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager
You may have worked in the following capacities:
Senior Information Security Analyst, Cyber Security Engineer, Information Security Consultant, Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Senior Cyber Security
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.