HSBC Australia out to hire a CISO for top level business security

New hire must be able to communicate any security issues that arises from potential acquisitions and big business moves.

HSBC Australia is looking to ramp up its cybersecurity, with a new chief information security officer (CISO) in Australia. According to recent job advertisement, the CISO will be responsible for defining and implementing an industry-leading cybersecurity service that “supersedes” its constantly changing information security threats.

The CISO will also be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the global, regional, and country representatives of technology, plus other peer managers to implement the team’s goals within entity policy, expense and regulatory constraints
  • Lead and support peers in developing, implementing, and monitoring a strategic, comprehensive enterprise cyber security management program
  • Assist group/region with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems.
  • Contribute to the sub-function/region cybersecurity strategy to secure the bank’s technology from the inside out
  • Carefully considers the security requirements of an organisation as well as the business requirements to address any security risks as well as satisfy the organisation’s business goals.
  • Keeping abreast of developing security threats and helping the country board understand potential security problems that might arise from acquisitions or other big business moves.
  • Brief country management about ongoing Cybersecurity improvement projects benefits, status and challenges which require their attention and/or involvement to make it success.
  • Provide guidance and ensure country regulatory requirements related to Cybersecurity are addressed in a timely fashion to implement relevant controls and to develop/amend policies/standards to comply with the requirements.

The CISO will be required to have the following skills:

  • Extensive leadership experience in a combination of risk management, cyber security and IT jobs required.
  • Experience within the financial services industry is preferred, but we are also open to consider applications from other similarly regulated industries – eg telco, healthcare, energy, management consulting, airline, etc.
  • Degree in business administration or a technology-related field preferred
  • Professional security management certification (e.g. CISSP,CISM,CISA,CRISC etc) preferred
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks and best practices (e.g. ISO/IEC 27001, GASSP, NIST etc)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence senior executives
  • Innovative thinking and leadership with an ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams
  • Proficiency in multiple technical disciplines and applicable security/risk concepts and methodologies
  • Experience in Agile principles adoption or other best in class development practices

HSBC’s current Head of Cyber Security (AU/NZ) Neil Hopkins. However, CIO, Ben Tabell left in June last year to eftpos Payments Australia.





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