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Information Security Officer

  • Portugal | Lisbon
  • Full Time

The day-to-day

  • Regular risk auditing and monitoring of systems.
  • Compliance implementation, testing and reporting.
  • Designing and testing of new IT solutions.
  • Provision of business support at a high level and to a range of key stakeholders in relation to ongoing security improvements.
  • Crisis management where required.
  • Project management and project architecture.
  • Review and analysis of delivered projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Identify weaknesses and potential threats to existing information security toolsets.
  • Perform continual testing on current systems to determine potential problems or security threats.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external clients detailing the security issues, making recommendations and identifying solutions.
  • Conduct cloud security reviews and network security assessments.
  • Provide advice on hacking tools and techniques including advanced malware detection.
  • Formulate an IT security incident response strategy and implement a method of notifying parties.
  • Keep up to date with the latest thinking on secure coding and cyber-security issues.
  • Support the business with a range of compliance requirements.

Key skills

The candidate needs to have:

  • Network administration skills to test internal systems such as firewalls and IPS/IDS devices to ensure networks are safe.
  • Standards related to implementing a risk management framework including COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001/2 and NIST.
  • Common Knowledge of programming languages including, C, C++, C#, Java, SQL, Python etc.
  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems.
  • Encryption technologies, ethical hacking and penetration testing.
  • Compliance skills in relation to key legislations such as the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002, Payment Card Industry (PCI), The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and compliance assessments.
  • Ability to manage the Internet protocol suite which is the computer networking model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet including TCP and IP.

Softer skills include:

  • Ability to work as part of a team but also independently and on own initiative.
  • Flexible approach to tasks that may change daily.
  • Analytical ability to break down problems into constituent parts.
  • Solid communication skills and expertise to translate technical jargon into business familiar language.
  • Proven ability to audit an IT environment and provide security and process recommendations.


A bachelor’s degree in computer science, cyber-security or a related field including engineering, mathematics, Physics and other STEM subjects.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation and/or CISA is desirable.

Any one of the following certifications will be a definite plus.

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Information Security Manager certification (CISM), Certified in Risks and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) / IIA (diploma or advanced diploma)/ISO27001 (auditor or implementer), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Security+ and CSA+.

Relevant experience

  • Three to five years’ experience of working on security projects for major organisations is desirable.
  • Solid understanding of security assessment and management is required.
  • Security design, architecture and implementation is necessary.
  • Compliance management is essential.
  • Great project management and communication skills is a requirement.
  • In-depth knowledge of data protection regulations and technology supporting fraud detection.

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