Head of IT Security and Technology Risk

Full-time - Permanent - Sydney CBD

Date posted
19 September 2020
Applications close
28 February 2020
  • Lead Cyber Security at Rest
  • Join a leading industry fund
  • Forward thinking tech strategy and executive team

Career defining role, work with senior leaders within innovative environment.

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over 1.9 million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

About the Job 
Your role as the Head of Information Security role is a leadership role, responsible for the organisation’s information, data security and IT Risk. Leading the development and implementation of an Information and Cyber Security strategy that leverages organisational resources, facilitates information & cyber security governance, advises senior leadership on security direction and required investments and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish and lead a high performing information security and IT risk team with appropriate processes in place to meet demand and workload
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring for the security team including performance management and development opportunities
  • Establish and implement the organisation’s Information and Cyber security strategy in alignment with the overall Technology strategy
  • Govern the security project portfolio to ensure that projects meet scoped deliverables and the security strategic plans
  • Develop and establish organisational policies, standards, principles and standard operating processes in relation to Information Security and monitor compliance
  • Ensure and monitor security compliance with industry and government regulations
  • Provide leadership and collaboration across the organisation to raise information security standards
  • Advise, influence, lead and facilitate ongoing security & risk education and training in order to uplift the culture of security
  • Oversee the threat intelligence capability with actionable advice to influence strategic decision making
  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive IT Risk management control framework including first line Risk for Technology at Rest
  • Actively manage security risk in accordance with the Rest Risk Management Strategy
  • Establish and govern processes to manage security incidents 24/7 ensuring resolution in a timely manner
  • Cultivate core relationships between internal and external partners and other third-party entities.

About You:
  • Demonstrated senior experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT roles
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, experience across IT Security
  • Professional security management certification, such as Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or similar credentials
  • Strong knowledge of common Information Security management frameworks
  • Experience taking the security function beyond IT
  • Proven track record and experience in developing Information security programs, policies and procedures, including successful implementations in enterprise environment
  • Experience within the financial services industry and/or direct exposure to regulatory bodies would be an advantage.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to;
  • flexible work environment
  • an open plan and modern office
  • free fruit
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email careers@rest.com.au

To learn more about your next opportunity at Rest visit  http://www.rest.com.au/about-rest/careers
Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.