Location   Kuwait
Sector   Banking
Job Type   Full Time
Date   16/09/2018
Job Ref No   3878

Company Profile

Our client, a prominent GCC-based bank, is looking for an Information Security Officer (Kuwaiti National only).

Job Description

The Information Security Officer (ISO) is responsible for the overall information security management program of the Bank to ensure that the security of the intellectual and information assets of the bank are always protected.

Candidate Profile

Here's a portrait of what our ideal candidate would look like

  • Develop and maintain Information Security Strategy.
  • Develop Information Security Management framework.
  • Develop and maintain Information Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines Develop and maintain an effective Information Security monitoring and reporting mechanism. 
  • Implement an Information Security Awareness program across the organization
  • Establish, implement and maintain process and procedures for systems & applications which are not in the scope of 24/7 SIEM.
  • Perform periodic review of SOC monitoring and reporting process for improvements & performance measurements.
  • Supervises the activity of the SOC team.


  • Must be an articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and who is able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audience.
  • Must have masters or bachelor's degree in a computer-related field such as computer science, management information system or information science.  
  • Should have one or more of the certifications like CISM, CISSP, CISA, CRISC etc.
  • Must have a minimum 8-10 years of experience in the IT or information security management
  • Must have sound understanding of information technology and information security products/solutions and knowledge of banking applications.
  • Should have experience with business continuity planning, security auditing, and risk management, as well as contract and vendor negotiation.
  • Should have strong team building, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of pertinent law and the law enforcement community.
  • Must have good knowledge of standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 27005, PCI-DSS, CoBIT etc.
  • We're looking for a very specific candidate for the role. If you think you're that person, we're really looking forward to hearing from you.