Information Security Executive wanted urgently


Vacancy Details
Employer: Mr Price Group
The key purpose of the of the
Information Security Executive
is to identify, evaluate and report on legal, regulatory, ICT and cybersecurity risks to information and technology assets while advancing business objectives and remediating these risks.

The Information Security Executive communicates to and collaborates with stakeholders to achieve practical and holistic management of current and future cyber and information security risks. The Information Security Executive is responsible for strategy, implementation and governance of the controls needed to protect both the organisation’s information and information systems from internal and external threats.

What are the requirements?

Relevant degree
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a combination of risk management, information security and ICT positions.
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification
Sound understanding of information security regulations (for example ISO27001 & ISO 27002) and compliance requirements.
Extensive working knowledge of a large-scale ICT environment that have a wide range of different technologies in a highly integrated technology landscape.
Ability to adapt to a fast-moving ICT security threat landscape and keep pace with the latest thinking and new security technologies.
Strong collaborative problem solving and analytical capability to manage numerous information sources and provide data analysis reports to senior and executive management.
Strong client focus with the ability to meet the demands of internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders at various hierarchical levels.
Proven leadership skills at a senior level.
Ability to build business partnerships that help drives the ICT security strategy across an international retailer.

Information Security Executive
The Information Security Executive
is the focal point for all information and cyber security efforts within the organisation and is tasked with the organisational arrangements for:

Developing relevant Information/Cyber Security strategy, policy and procedures and ensuring this is communicated to all stakeholders
Driving visibility and awareness of information / cyber security
Ensuring that business risks are adequately addressed and that business objectives are satisfied by the planned and implemented security controls and ensuring that these are cost-effective
Initiating and managing risk assessment methodologies and processes and implementing agreed to solutions to reduce risk exposure
Developing Group level ICT risk profiles ensures alignment with divisional ICT risk profiles and associated actions
Assisting with prioritisation of focus areas and monitoring for and reporting on information/cyber risks to the Group Security Forum (GSF)
Conducting regular scans and assessments to determine the risks of ICT solutions
Ensures information security compliance and governance requirements are met to provide assurance to Risk & IT Committee (Board), IT Divisional Board, Group Exco and IT EXCO
Ensuring that information security controls/requirements are included within Business Continuity Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans, Change Control and Configuration Management initiatives as well as any new projects
Providing information security input into existing and new contracts and service level agreements
Acting as a central point of contact within the organisation for all communications dealing with information security related problems, issues and concerns
Working with Corporate Affairs / Investor Relations and senior leadership to develop suitable public responses to information/cyber security incidents, violations and problems
Ensure that information security is integrated with relevant operational practices within the organisation and to ensure that security practices are being followed and adhered to
Leading a team of specialists and ensuring they are engaged, developed and productive
Participate in and contribute to mrpIT executive decisions
Candidate Requirements
Passion, value and partnership. If you believe in these core values, we believe you’re a perfect match for the Mr Price Group.

The Mr Price Group has 6 trading divisions namely:


Miladys, Sheet Street and

We employ over 16000 people and retail in over 1000 South African based stores, almost 100 international stores and through our online channels offering our full product assortments.

is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.

Apply before Monday, January 28, 2019 – 8 Hours left
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If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.


Source: careers24

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