Chief information Security Officer

Posted 18 October 2023
Salary £95000 - £135000 per annum
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Financial Crime & Fraud
Contact NameAshleigh Phipps

Job description

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Job Description

Company Overview: My partner is a leading payment technology company with its headquarters in London, UK, and a strong foundation in the United States. Our mission is to provide secure and innovative payment solutions globally. We're currently seeking an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to join our executive team. As the CISO, you'll be responsible for overseeing our cybersecurity efforts, ensuring the security of sensitive financial data, and compliance with industry regulations.

Position: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Location: London or Bristol UK

Position Type: Full-time

Reporting To: CEO/Board of Directors

Job Summary: The CISO will lead and manage our information security program, manage risk, and maintain data integrity and availability. Collaboration with cross-functional teams will be essential to develop and implement security policies, stay ahead of emerging threats, and safeguard our payment systems and customer information.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Security Strategy: Develop and implement a cybersecurity strategy aligned with company goals and regulations.
  2. Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate security risks.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with data protection and industry regulations.
  4. Security Policies: Develop, maintain, and oversee the implementation of security policies.
  5. Security Awareness: Promote a culture of security awareness.
  6. Incident Response: Lead the incident response team.
  7. Vendor Risk Management: Assess security risks associated with third-party vendors.
  8. Technology Oversight: Manage security technology selection and implementation.
  9. Security Audits: Plan and conduct regular security audits.
  10. Team Leadership: Manage a skilled cybersecurity team.
  11. Budget Management: Develop and manage the information security budget.
  12. Security Monitoring: Implement continuous security monitoring.
  13. Reporting: Provide regular security reports to executive leadership and the Board of Directors.


  1. Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in a relevant field.
  2. CISSP or equivalent certification.
  3. years of information security experience, including [X] years in a leadership role.
  4. In-depth knowledge of payment industry security standards and data protection regulations.
  5. Strong understanding of emerging cybersecurity threats.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Strong problem-solving abilities.
  8. Experience in global organizations is a plus.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Health and wellness benefits.
  • Retirement plans.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment.

If you are a visionary cybersecurity leader with a passion for securing payment systems and a successful track record, we invite you to apply for the Chief Information Security Officer position at [Company Name]. Join us in our mission to revolutionize secure payments and protect sensitive financial data.