Deputy, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Job no: 512732
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Information and Communications Technology, HEO10

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(HEO10) $136,821 to $145,823 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position available

Exciting opportunity to join the IT Branch and be responsible for the management of cyber security governance and risk

Receiving broad direction and operating with a high overall degree of autonomy, the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer will be responsible for the management of cyber security governance, risk and compliance services, including performing cyber risk assessments, general security risk advisory, education and awareness, and certification/assurance activities.

The role will manage, operate, and maintain the University’s Cyber Security Framework (CSF) aligned to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, including developing and updating security policies, standards and guidelines, managing the information security risk register, reporting on key metrics, and facilitating relevant governance committees.

The role will liaise with both centralised and de-centralised IT custodians spread across the University in order to communicate, guide, and enforce security controls. The role will also work closely with the project and operational security team to provide input into enhancing the security posture of the organisation.

To be successful you will need: 

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in managing and operating the ISO/IEC 27001 compliance program for a large and complex organisation.
  • Experience performing and managing security risk assessments, testing, or auditing of cybersecurity or information security standards or governance frameworks.
  • Extensive consulting experience that has fostered the ability to establish strong working relationships with stakeholders to achieve required outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of independent operation, strategic, problem solving and creative thinking, and a proven capacity to plan, prioritise and implement strategies for a large and complex organisation.
  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience of risk management processes and the ability to communicate complex technical risks in terms of business impact using easy to understand language.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 8 October 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Abhishek Singh
Chief Architect and Chief Information Security Officer

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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