Business Information Security Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 19 hours ago

Reference 1405593

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Business Information Security Officer based in Belfast.

Title: Business Information Security Officer

Ref: 4/12/BISO

Think Technology- Think Allstate

We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.

Belfast & Derry/LondonDerry

Job Description
The Business Information Security Officer (BISO) functions as the security leader with their area of responsibility. This role will have dual reporting structure, one reporting to the AoR and one into the Information Security Program Office and is responsible for establishing and driving a business specific Information Security program aligned with the business area risks and the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program.
The BISO serves as the trusted advisor, both to the business and to the CISO. This role will liaise between the business and Allstate Information Security (AIS), keeping clear lines of communication including but not limited to; transparency to the business on upcoming security initiatives, reporting of security risks to the CISO and appropriate committees, as well as a key player in the information security incident response process, from identifying impact to the business and to consumers, to helping shape remediation, and developing external and internal message points. In addition, this role will ensure business compliance with the Information Security Policy and Standards while continuously monitoring and reporting on risks and documented exceptions.

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Establish a documented Information Security Program and supporting strategy for the area of responsibility (AOR) and ensure it is aligned with the AIS Information Security Program, Policies and Standards
  • Provide input into the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program
  • Review and provide input into the Information Security Policy and Standards
  • Ensure clear lines of communication between AOR and the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Provide reporting on the state and efficacy of security controls for their projects and platforms
  • Secure ongoing security funding for special/complex projects, and evangelizing security awareness across Business Unit.
  • Support the Business Unit and CISO in seeking cost optimizing and driving reduction in operations costs of managing the security controls.
  • Increase levels of security across designated Business Unit.
  • Improved compliance with security standards and policies across Business Unit teams.
  • Drive adoption of global security program standards throughout the product and core business platform teams

Essential Criteria
Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
5+ years or more year of experience in audit or information security related role.
Strong understanding of audit/risk management methodologies and regulatory requirements pertaining to information security, privacy and/or data security
Ability to manage multiple complex priorities and competing agendas without express authority over delivery teams
Previous management/leadership experience
Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations across a large, complex business
Analytical aptitude with an emphasis on investigative, methodical critical questioning and logical thinking; a data-driven decision maker
High level of interpersonal skills to interact with leaders at multiple levels and facilitate team interactions
Advanced skills with MS-Windows and other related PC applications

Desirable Criteria

  • Project management experience highly desired

Travel requirements

  • Flexibility required to meet business needs – several 1-week trips to US

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Closing Date: Friday 19th April 2019

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

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