Head of Cyber Security & IT Governance

Other, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MYR 28,000
Information Technology

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Malaysia's Professional Division is recruiting on behalf of a reputable international financial institution. Our respected client is seeking a Head of Cyber Security & IT Governance with strong knowledge in IT security concepts and at least 8 years of experience within a banking/financial services environment. This position is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To ensure best IT security and governance practices across the organisation’s infrastructure and applications and take the lead in the strategic planning, development, execution and enforcement of cyber security controls and policies.

Job responsibilities:

  • To define, develop and implement sound security solutions via close collaboration with IT teams in operations, engineering, risk and compliance, audit and any integrated third-party partnerships 
  • Lead forensic investigations and proactively assessing the IT landscape to ensure availability, integrity and security of IT systems, operations and governance are maintained 
  • To assess and weigh current and evolving security threats through the evaluation of risk assessment, mitigation controls, maintenance of IT risk register etc 
  • Take ownership in the deployment of new or enhanced IT security technologies 
  • To plan and delegate the resolution of security incidents according to the response plans, policies and procedures 
  • Ensure a high cyber intelligence culture throughout the organisation

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology / Engineering or any other relevant discipline 
  • Advanced certifications such as CISSP or CISM would be highly advantageous 
  • Deep knowledge of emerging standards and BNM regulations and requirements 
  • Strong background in infrastructure operations, network administration and financial applications 
  • Must possess technical knowledge in security scanning, security monitoring, vulnerability testing, penetration testing, web service security, network protocols, firewall technologies, access control and encryption techniques 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects within a high pressure environment 
  • Must possess excellent stakeholder management and reporting skills  
  • A confident, articulate and innovative leader with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
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