Informations Security Officer ( Free State)

Location: Reitz, Free state, South Africa
Date Posted: 27-09-2017
Job Introduction
Our client  is a dynamic agricultural company in the Free State and Limpopo.
This organisation, which strives towards healthy and modern business practices offers
employees the opportunity to utilise and develop their knowledge and skills in a competitive
work environment. The company offers individuals the opportunity to establish themselves
within a rural environment with its inherent characteristics.

Job Description
The Information Security O􀂣cer (ISO) is responsible for establishing and maintaining the
enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are
adequately protected. The ISO directs staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and
maintaining processes across the enterprise to reduce information and information
technology (IT) risks. The ISO respond to incidents, establish appropriate standards and
controls, manage security technologies, and direct the establishment and implementation of
policies and procedures., Supports the business operations through implementing and
sustaining a best-practice information security framework which ensures optimum security of
the organisations systems and information

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience including minimum of 3 years in a similar role
  • A CISSP or CCISO Certi􀂡cation or current studies towards certi􀂡cation would be greatly advantageous
  • Proven record of dealing with complex projects and meeting con􀂢icting demands

Duties And Responsibilities
  • Direct and approve the design of security systems
  • Ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place and tested
  • Review and approve security policies, controls and cyber incident response planning
  • Approve identity and access policies
  • Review investigations after breaches or incidents, including impact analysis and recommendations for avoiding
  • similar vulnerabilities
  • Maintain a current understanding the IT threat landscape for the industry
  • Ensure compliance with the changing laws and applicable regulations
  • Translate that knowledge to identification of risks and actionable plans to protect the business
  • Schedule periodic security audits
  • Oversee identity and access management
  • Make sure that cyber security policies and procedures are communicated to all personnel and that compliance
  • is enforced
  • Manage all teams, employees, contractors and vendors involved in IT security, which may include hiring
  • Provide training and mentoring to security team members
  • Constantly update the cyber security strategy to leverage new technology and threat information
  • Brief the executive team on status and risks, including taking the role of champion for the overall strategy and
  • necessary budget
  • Communicate best practices and risks to all parts of the business, outside IT.

Skills Required
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies
  • A passion for technology and security safeguarding with a desire to deliver
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing 􀂢edibility to meet new demands
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