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Chief Information Security Officer

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Chief Information Security Officer

Job title: Chief Information Security Officer
Contract type: Contract
Industry: ICT Cyber Security
Salary / Rate: Negotiable
Minimum security clearance: NV1
Job start date: 2021/02/01
Job expiry: 2021-01-31
Contact name: Ryan Naughton
Contact email:

Job description

​Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for the management of security measures to ensure:

  • The Entity’s IT systems are protected against unauthorised access or compromise; and

  • Information in electronic form is stored, processed and/or communicated in accordance with the law, Australian Government policies, and the information security requirements prescribed by the Entity’s Security policies and frameworks.The CISO provides strategic level technical/professional advice to the Entity’s Security Executive on the security of the Entity’s IT systems.

The CISO is also responsible for developing and updating IT security documentation; providing reports for internal and external stakeholders; and conducting reviews and investigations as appropriate.

As a member of the Entity’s IT Change Advisory Board (CAB), is responsible for ensuring that all change requests meet the required security standards before their submission to the Change Manager.

Estimated start date
Location of work
New South Wales
Length of contract
12 Months
Contract extensions
2 x 12 months extensions available based on performance
Security clearance
Must have NV1

Competencies & Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with staff and their managers across the Entity to ensure that IT policies and procedures adhered to.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high level security advice to clients during the development and implementation of new applications.

  • Strong understanding of technical implementation of ISM controls.

  • Strong understanding of gateway technologies such as web and mail proxies.

  • A broad understanding of multiple technologies and system architecture is required.

  • Audit and investigation skills required.

  • The IT Division is geographically dispersed and experience in working in such teams is essential.

Formal Qualifications

  • Relevant industry qualifications in IT security such as ITILV3 and at least one of either CISSP, CISM or CISA qualifications.

Special Requirements

This position will be required to work outside of normal business hours from time to time. DR tests are typically conducted on weekends.

To apply or register your interest, please hit the apply button and attach your CV and details (strictly in confidence).
Please be advised that our office will be closed until 11/1/2021 and we will attend to your application upon our return.

VSG take your privacy seriously and will always treat your information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles, we will never release your personal details without your prior written consent.

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