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Chief Information Security Officer (Cryptocurrency / Fintech) at an American Based Remote Company – Black Pen Recruitment

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Chief Information Security Officer (Cryptocurrency / Fintech) at an American Based Remote Company – Black Pen Recruitment

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client is an American based remote company. They are one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchange companies in Africa and is aiming to make cryptocurrency accessible to everyone on the continent, which was backed by some of the biggest names in the industry.

They are seeking an individual with experience in the financial services industry, to join their exciting team in the position below:

Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer (Cryptocurrency / Fintech)

Location: Remote
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Are you an experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a strong understanding of the cloud architecture environment?
  • Are you passionate about cryptocurrency?
  • Then we have the opportunity for you!
  • A top candidate is a clear communicator, highly self-motivated, eager to collaborate, exchange knowledge, and apply new skills to proactively seek out weaknesses in the environment.

Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments.
  • Research / evaluate emerging security threats and ways to manage them.
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breaches.
  • Ensure monitoring for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity.
  • Drive the testing and evaluation of security products.
  • Design new security systems or upgrade existing ones.
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.
  • Engage in ‘ethical hacking’, for example, simulating security breaches.
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response.
  • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorized system users.
  • Liaise with stakeholders about cyber security issues and provide future recommendations.
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security.
  • Monitor and respond to ‘phishing’ emails and ‘pharming’ activity.
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues.
  • Analysis and Monitoring of entry points, activity logs, internal environments, and databases.
  • Data Security and Fraud Prevention.
  • Ensuring security on all platform infrastructure and external integrations.
  • Identity and Access Management.
  • Security Investigations, Digital Forensics.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
  • Leading auditing and security compliance initiatives.
  • Security education and training

Requirements

  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of building a successful security function in a recognized financial technology company.
  • Experience working in a cloud architecture environment such as AWS or Azure is essential.
  • Comfort with driving the implementation of security compliance projects.
  • Demonstrated skills in hiring and growing a team.
  • Supplier selection and management in procuring security software and contracting in penetration testing services.
  • On the ground knowledge of computer vulnerability assessment, threat modelling, networks, operating systems and software security.
  • Excellent working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and assess risks, threats, patterns and trends.

Key Soft Skills:

  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, can communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals.
  • Time-management and organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize your workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand.

Team:

  • Exude your upbeat energy and enthusiasm each day to motivate your team to be the best they can be in every aspect of what they do
  • Celebrate the success of others by recognizing the contributions of committed team members and their achievements
  • Communicate in a fashion that is respectful and well understood
  • Collaborate with your peers to collectively think of innovative ideas that drive business through technology
  • Build and utilize working relationships with internal business partners across the organization and external business contacts.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only a CV submitted in English will be considered.

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Justin Okere
Justin Okere
Dr. Justin Kelechi Okere has a Ph.D (Distinction) in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (Impact Assessment and Remediation) from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Certified by Ivy universities including Harvard, Stanford and MIT. He is also certified by NEBOSH, UK. Dr Okere is an Environmental Consultant and presently the Head, Department of Chemical Sciences, Hezekiah University, Imo State and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Port Harcourt. Due to the high unemployment rate and degradation of the environment, he has decided to use this Globupdate platform to enhance humanity as regards the mentioned issues and more.

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