IT Security Governance Manager

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IT Security Governance Manager

Dublin City Centre



Ref: E4960NL

Job Description

My Financial Services client is looking for an IT Security Governance Manager for a permanent role based in Dublin City Centre.

What is the purpose of this Role?

Assisting the IT Security Governance Senior Manager in the specification and testing of adherence to best in class IT security processes and procedures across the enterprise. This will include:

  • Ensuring policies and practices support the confidentiality and integrity of information and protection of IT assets.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance in the update of the existing suite of security policies.
  • Conduct Information Security Risk Assessments for ongoing projects and third parties.
  • Implement and Support IT security awareness activities across the Group.
  • Carry out IT security Monitoring such as Patching, Hardening, Security Testing within the development lifecycle.
  • Identifying IT Security risks and determining appropriate remedial actions.
  • Management and implementation of corrective actions.

Accountabilities for your role – what are you expected to do?

  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance in the update of the existing suite of security policies.
  • Translate the relevant security policies into specifications, procedures and rules which will be signed off by the Head of IT Security Governance and executed by the relevant IT staff.
  • Define and deploy a set of minimum security baseline standards across a wide range of technologies and platforms.
  • Apply detailed security and IT expertise to interpret collated threat and vulnerability data and advise on level and nature of threat.
  • Perform detailed security control assessments/reviews, perform required research, document conclusions and recommendations, provide associated security guidance and manage follow-on actions.
  • Work with IT solutions and Change Management Office to ensure the adoption of IT security best practice throughout the change cycle.
  • Provide security analysis and direction to infrastructure design, application development and IT services.
  • Perform R&D, analysis and reporting of security industry trends and solutions.
  • Monitor compliance with security policies and procedures, including independent testing, identify exceptions and monitor remediation.
  • Provide detailed security advice both within the IT function and to business units as required.
  • Participate, assess, consolidate findings and manage follow-on actions regarding forensic investigations, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments.
  • Actively guide and contribute to business areas’ understanding of security standards and policies.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with relevant business areas to ensure effective support regarding their security advice requirements.
  • Proactively contribute to ensuring that the Group’s IT security policies are effectively implemented.

Technical Competences for your Role – what are you expected to know?


  • Detailed knowledge and experience of IT security frameworks
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of security risk analysis for technical solutions.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of industry-related security frameworks and policies (e.g. PCI, ISO27001).
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly with business stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience of enterprise IT Infrastructure and Services.

Technical Knowledge

  • 5 + years experience of IT security analysis and related activities preferable, ideally within the financial services environment.

Further Expected Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to manage internal and external relationships
  • Excellent knowledge of trends and innovations that are occurring in financial services and technology solutions
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A 3rd level qualification in an appropriate discipline

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, then please Apply along with your updated CV and I will be in touch with you to discuss your application in more detail, otherwise feel free to connect with me by whichever medium you are most comfortable with be that Linkedin, Email or Telephone. Remember we have limited our site to a maximum of 200 Jobs so if this Role is not a 100% match to your requirements please be sure to connect with us as we will most likely have another role which you may find more suitable.

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