Information Security Officer

Industry / Sector: Retail
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Gauteng

LOCATION:     Johannesburg East

SALARY: 700 000 – R740 000 p/a CTC


The ISO is responsible for enforcing a secure IT environment and ensuring compliance with local and international laws, regulations and standards. The ISO is also responsible for ensuring the organisation adheres to the strictest levels of IT governance.


  • University degree or graduate qualification in a business or technology related field
  • Professional security management certification i.e. CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, PCI QSA/ISA/PCIP etc
  • 3 years working experience in the field of information security as an ISO or CISO


  • 5 years working experience in the field of information security as an engineer or consultant


  • Provide leadership for the company’s information security requirements
  • Actively ensure appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards are in place to protect the company information assets from internal and external threats
  • Meticulously identify, introduce and implement appropriate procedures, including checks and balances, are in place to test these safeguards on a regular basis
  • Thoroughly conduct and complete annual reviews and audits as required engaging both internal business partners across the organisation as well as external resources
  • Act as the committed owner of the security incident and vulnerability management processes
  • Passionately manage and assist in performing on-going security monitoring of information systems including assessing information security risk through qualitative risk analysis on a regular basis, conducting functional and gap analyses to determine the extent to which key business areas and infrastructure comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Evaluating and recommending new information security technologies and counter-measures against threats to information or privacy
  • Developing security reports and dashboards and providing regular reports on compliance to the CIO
  • Ensure effective staff training programs are in place to increase security awareness across the company
  • Work directly with the business units to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes
  • Develop and enhance an information security management policies and procedures
  • Understand and interact with all departments to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services
  • Partner with business stakeholders across the company to raise awareness of risk management concerns


  • 5 to 10 years broad IT experience
  • Demonstrable broad knowledge of all aspects of information technology including but not limited to systems, networking, perimeter defence, mobile technologies, social media, Agile software development etc.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of GDPR, POPI and PCI-DSS
  • Practical, demonstratable experience with implementing a programme to achieve PCI-DSS compliance working with third party QSA
  • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of personal integrity Confidence in presenting to, communicating with and managing senior internal and external stakeholders


  • Reasoning: Quick evaluator of facts vs ideas or theory
  • Analytical, methodical and logical thinker
  • Intuitive and innovative problem solver
  • Application: using ideas or knowledge in new areas
  • Acute attention to detail


  • Goal-setting and planning
  • Process driven
  • Effective communicator
  • Well-developed resource management skills
  • Ability to effectively engage both senior and junior staff
  • Ability to cope with and handle variable workload
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills
  • Able to self-correct and be flexible / adapt to change
  • Highly ethical and honest

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to tarryn (at) . Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Our consultants will assess your suitability to the vacancy. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful, however we will retain your CV and details on our database in accordance with POPIA and will contact you in the near future should a suitable position become available.

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