Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd
Global Head of IT Systems Security will be part of the Enterprise Digital team and will be responsible for providing leadership to Enterprise system security teams on Cybersecurity programs and operations. The leader will also be responsible for ensuring Virtusa and their Clients information assets are protected and compliant to contractual and regulatory requirements. This position requires a strong leader with ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve desired objectives.
This role will be based in Sri Lanka and will report to both Global Head of IT Infrastructure & Technical Information Security Officer of Virtusa.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
Serve as an expert advisor in design, implementation and maintenance of IT System Security Controls
Securing the enterprise by maintaining IT security standards and ensuring IT security compliance across infrastructure and services that enables 20,000 employees globally.
Establish security standards, controls and solutions across Endpoints, on-premise physical infrastructure, on-premise Virtual, Cloud (IaaS) and Mobile.
Global systems Threat management, Data Security, Data leakage, PAM, IAM, Security configuration management, Application, Patch management, HA/DR and Physical access control, Surveillance.
Vulnerability management at the operating system (Windows, Linux/Unix, macOS and VMware), application, software and hardware level.
Oversee the evaluation, selection and implementation of cost-effective security solutions
Provide periodic update on coverage and effectiveness of existing controls to Executive Leadership
Manage responses to external and internal audits on cybersecurity controls
Maintain and strengthen compliance to industry standards such as NIST CSF and ISO27001
Improve detection and response times through implementation of innovative solutions, automation and orchestration
Global IT system security budget and cost control aligning to organizational business strategy.
Maintain strong relationship with Internal and external stakeholders
Experience & Skill Requirements:
12 years of IT Experience preferably in IT Services or highly regulated industries such as Banking
8 years of IT Security experience with at least 5 years in leadership role
Experience in implementing and managing compliance to industry standards such as NIST CSF, ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS
Experience in implementing and managing endpoint & Perimeter security solutions
Experience in working with latest cybersecurity solutions and technologies will be an added advantage
Strong knowledge of current threat landscape and latest trends in security technologies
Strong knowledge and experience in implementing best practices and tools for cloud environments will be a plus
Strong knowledge and experience in managing Patch and Vulnerability management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Education & Certification:
Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or Engineering
Masters Degree or Information Security Degree will be an added advantage
Professional certifications such as CISM, CISSP, SANS GIAC will be a plus
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