Chief Information Security Officer

Australian Payments Plus
Sydney, Australia
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The Game Changers:
At AP+ we're changing the game! We're doing big things, and we can't do it alone. We're part of a big ecosystem, and we know teamwork and passion for our purpose is what will make us successful. We value the unique talents, perspectives, of all our employees. This includes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, First Nations Peoples, people of all abilities and diverse backgrounds, as well as their families. AP+ brings together Australia’s three domestic payment providers, BPAY Group, eftpos and NPP Australia, into one integrated entity. Bringing these businesses together enables AP+ to create a more competitive and coordinated Australian payments organisation that is strategically placed to respond to the impacts of regulatory and technological change today, and into the future.

The Purpose:

At Australian Payments Plus (AP+), we're on a mission to revolutionise the payments industry and ensure the security of payments infrastructure across Australia. As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you will play a critical role in safeguarding AP+ systems and data from cyber threats.

As the CISO, you will provide strategic and operational leadership for AP+'s information security program. You will develop and implement comprehensive security initiatives, policies, and procedures to protect our systems, networks, and data. You will be responsible for identifying and mitigating risks, managing security incidents, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

In addition, you will drive a culture of security awareness and promote best practices across the organisation. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security into the development life-cycle and provide guidance on secure coding practices. You will also stay up to date with the latest industry trends and emerging threats to continuously enhance AP+'s security posture.

As the CISO your key responsibilities will be:

  • Cyber Security Management
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Security Architecture
  • Testing, Compliance & Certifications
  • Partner & Vendor Management
  • People Leadership

In order to be considered for the CISO role you will need to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline. And/or equivalent relevant knowledge and experience.
  • Professional security management certification such as CISM, CISSP or equivalent.
  • Robust and proven experience leading and growing security functions in innovative, leading edge and fast paced environments.
  • 10+ years’ experience in risk management and information security in a technical environment
  • Experience leading, directing and developing technical staff in the execution of security program and project initiatives.
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations and management including managed services.
  • Experience with Cloud computing.
  • Experience creating, testing and maintaining business continuity management and disaster recovery plans.
  • Effective interpretation of security-related data allows CISOs to detect potential security threats.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of cyber-security tools and concepts, such as intrusion detection systems, firewalls, risk identifying tools and SIEM systems
  • Strong understanding of information security, risk, privacy, and regulatory compliance
  • Extensive knowledge of risk management techniques.
  • Innovative thinking and leadership with an ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards (e.g., PCI-DSS, ISO 27001).

What’s Next:
We know applying for a role can be a nerve-wracking experience, so we endeavour to review applications and plan to schedule screening interviews within the next two weeks. If you are among selected candidates, we’ll be in touch to schedule a phone interview. In any case, we will keep you posted on the status of your application.
We want to remove all barriers to inclusion so if you need advice or support with your application, we’re here to help. Please reach out to [email protected] We also encourage you to let us know your pronouns at any point during the recruitment process.