Head of Cyber Strategy Controls and Architecture

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Head of Cyber Strategy Controls and Architecture – Manchester - £150K + Bonus + Car Allowance

Our client based in Greater Manchester is currently looking for an experienced Head of Cyber Strategy Controls and Architecture. You will be providing an effective, consumable information strategy for all the Group. You will support the CISO in setting information Security and Risk Management Strategies across the organisation globally. Ensure a consumable controls library including patterns and templates is available to all the business and technical entities and that the controls align with the company's control framework and applicable Information security policies. Lead, motivate, mentor and oversee our client's Information Security Architecture capability.


  • Collaborate, closely with the CISO to set and oversee the global, business-wide implementation of Information Security and Risk Management strategy.
  • Lead quarterly progress reviews that evaluate strategy, and adoption in the context of predetermined schedules and ensure appropriate action, setting, and follow-up to achieve published and agreed goals.
  • Monitor the dynamic threat landscape in which the company operates and set the strategic direction of Information Security improvement initiatives to neutralise, such threats, and alone information security practices to recognised industry, best practices.
  • Responsible for implementing repeatable information security architecture and engineering practices.
  • The job role will support the evolving Information Security operating model by developing robust information security and risk management controls. These controls and the Architecture and Engineering services that support them must be readily consumable by the wider organisation to accelerate the adoption of best practices.

Skills and Experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of information security controls and the primary control frameworks currently recognised as examples of best practice (CIS, NIST, ISO, etc.),
  • Application of a process-driven approach with a sound understanding of information security architecture, and a track record of effective architecture leadership and delivery,
  • Comfortable with engagement in and management of multiple simultaneous information, and security initiatives.
  • A clear understanding of information security risk and the role of information security controls mitigating such risks to bring them within agreed risk appetites,
  • Awareness of Agile environments and practices
  • Awareness of Database technologies (SQL, Oracle, DB2, Mongo) and associated threats,
  • Awareness of security controls in widely used technologies, e.g. MS Office,
  • Awareness of Incident Management and Response tools - IBM Resilient, Remedy, Remedy CMDB,
  • Proven planning and organisational abilities
  • Ability to focus on both the business and technology aspects of information security.
  • Ability to extract clarity from the inevitable ambiguity of a fast-paced, evolving organisation operating globally within a dynamic threat landscape
  • Familiarity with appropriate legal frameworks such as GDPR and PCI DSS.
  • Industry Standard qualifications and training such as SANS; GIAC, and/or CISSP are desirable


  • Flexible Working
  • Bonus
  • Car Allowance

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Head of Cyber Strategy Controls and Architecture – Manchester - £150K + Bonus + Car Allowance

17 November 2023
Information Technology
£150K + Car Allowance + Bonus


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