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6 Nov 2018

Full-time IT Security Architect

Vhi – Posted by Vhi Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Job Description

The Information Security Architect is responsible for providing risk assessment and security architecture support and guidance to IT and business teams for new system implementation and system change initiatives. The Information Security Architect will be primarily responsible for enforcing the implementation of effective information/data security controls and determining the potential impact of any control failures and corrective actions required. This will also involve continuous independent assessment of the controls and identification of control gaps/weaknesses and provision of practical recommendations to improve the quality and effectiveness of the control environment

The Information Security Architect will work with the Information Security Officer to ensure that information security and data protection policies and controls are applied across all areas of the business. The successful candidate will be a key stakeholder in defining security design and will be required to liaise with other project teams across the business.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Information Security Analyst include but are not limited to the following:
• Conduct IT risk assessments and gap analysis and evaluate system proposals
• Implement information security procedures / standards / baselines with oversight from Manager of Group Information Security Function
• Work closely with stakeholders from acrosss the business and IT to ensure security requirements are effectively addressed in all phases on project life-cycles.
• Security architecture review and design
• Manage information security threats and vulnerabilities
• Assisting in identifing and assessing risk as part of the Overall IT Risk Management process. Perform Information Security compliance activities including IT general control and user access reviews & incident / problem management
• Information Security technical risk activities including:
o Maintenance of technical risk registers
o Threat / vulnerability management for key risks
o Implementation of controls to mitigate the risks
o Periodic information security risk assessments
o Information security reviews based upon areas of greatest risk
• Performance of Information Security audits
• Plan and implement changes to business architecture
• Training and awareness development and delivery of information security training
• Define metrics, monitor and track performance and report to Group Information Security Function
• Participates in discovery documentation and refinement of business requirements to ensure alignment with technically viable solution designs


• A proven track record in similar IT Security role in the Finance/Insurance industry
• Minimum 6 years relevant experience in information security
• Good knowledge of information security standards, best practices, processes and systems (ITIL, ISO 27001 and/or CoBIT) - qualifications in these areas would be advantageous
• Strong organisational and technical skills with excellent attention to detail
• Track record of successful implementation of information security achieving identified business benefits including, but not limited to, the areas of:
o Identity Access & Management
o Secure SDLC
o Incident / Problem Management
o Threat / Vulnerability Assessment
o Third Party information security assessment
o Secure Configurations
o Patch Management
o Data Protection
o Audit Reviews
o Risk Assessment
o Awareness & Training
• Excellent leadership, team-working and performance management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organisation and externally and to effectively engage with a variety of stakeholders
• Ability to communicate complex technical ideas in a simple way to non-specialist audiences
• A third level qualification or equivalent relevant work experience
Demonstrate alignment with the Vhi Values.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to Vhi is an equal opportunities employer

Job Categories: Other Jobs. Job Types: Full-time. Salaries: Competitive.


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