Head of Cybersecurity

Digital Asset Exchange

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  • / Frankfurt
  • / Permanent
  • / Competitive Salary
REF: RH10838

Head of Cybersecurity

Frankfurt – On-Site
Opportunity to Grow a Team from Scratch!

This impressive and exciting start-up digital asset exchange is currently seeking a Head of Cybersecurity / Information Security Officer to help them improve and strengthen their Cybersecurity programs.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Cybersecurity Leader to take that next step into a challenging and high-potential position within an ambitious and rapidly growing company.

About the Company:

With a key focus on developing products and services for the digital assets sector, this company have helped reshape traditional exchange to benefit asset holders, enable traders and increase market integrity.

This forward-thinking company increase the accessibility of digital assets for investors through a new style of exchange. Their mission is to make trading with digital assets more rewarding and secure. And their vision is to be the most innovative, respected, and trusted leader in crypto.

Founded just this decade, they have already grown to have more than 300 employees with offices in Europe, Asia, and North America.

About the Head of Security / Information Security Officer Vacancy:

This role is principally responsible for the information security strategy and programme of the financial institution, including but not limited to information security policies and procedures to safeguard information assets, information security controls, and the management of information security.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the management board when defining and changing the information security policy and advising on all issues of information security; this includes helping to resolve conflicting goals (e.g. economic aspects versus information security)
  • Local implementation and monitoring of group-level security policies and controls and, where necessary, adapting to local regulatory requirements
  • Managing and coordinating the institution’s information security processes as well as monitoring the involvement of IT service providers and assisting in any related tasks
  • Supporting the preparation and updating of technology contingency plans
  • Acting as a contact for any questions relating to information security coming from within the institution or from third parties
  • Examining information security incidents and reporting these to the local management board and group security
  • Providing group-level “follow the sun” security support within the CET timezone

Ideal Requirements for the Head of Cybersecurity Vacancy:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written English and German communication skills
  • Prior experience working in a regulated industry, preferably financial services
  • Experience in security operations, including security monitoring and threat management.
  • A broad and deep understanding of cyber-security threats, vulnerabilities, controls and remediation strategies
  • Good technical understanding of information technology and concepts, including hardware, networking, architecture, protocols, file systems and operating systems.
  • An ability to communicate complex and technical security issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily understood, authoritative, and actionable manner
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and the associated impact on the organization
  • Although CISSP or CISA certifications are not necessary for this role, a level of security understanding at that level is an absolute minimum
  • A good understanding of ITIL and a basic understanding of COBIT.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to communicate periodically with APAC and US counterparts.
  • The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the member states of the European Union.
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