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Director of Information Security

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the strategic plan and roadmap for Sama governance, risk management, and compliance for information security.
  • Monitor continuous improvement of policies, procedures, and technology (including automation) related to security and compliance to enable risk reduction, business enablement and operational efficiencies
  • Independently assess compliance, security, privacy, legal and business risks and advise the management team accordingly
  • Manage internal and external security audits in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Lead BCP and Incident Response initiatives
  • Identify and classify Sama’s Information assets with respect to their sensitivity and criticality to the business across all functions and departments
  • Interact with the Sales Team for contract review and completion of customer security questionnaires and audits with a high level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Establish trusted relationships with business stakeholders across a geographically distributed team to foster continuous improvement and change management in compliance practices
  • In collaboration with Product/R&D, establish standards and workflows that ensure our product development teams are building and maintaining secure, compliant software systems
  • Led development of security and compliance KPIs and metrics to track program effectiveness
  • Maintain and mature comprehensive security awareness and training programs
  • Interact with industry experts and stay abreast of best practices in the security and compliance space to maintain technical expertise and apply these practices to Sama business challenges
  • Willingness to participate in global conference calls and meetings outside of normal business hours to facilitate global business

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 8+ years of related experience; 2-3 years of leading/managing teams
  • Prior experience establishing and maintaining InfoSec programs, compliance and other programs for regulations or certifications such as ISO, GDPR, SOC2, TISAX etc.
  • Global Privacy experience and knowledge is an added advantage (EU, US, APAC ideally)
  • One or more industry certificates e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CIPP, PMP, PRINCE2
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and prioritize work in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing and maturing security programs in a fast-paced start-up/emerging growth environment
  • Prior experience with B2B SaaS products, enterprise application
  • Capable of thinking independently and creatively to analyze situations and potential repercussions and communicate and execute the necessary steps to solve problems
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team displays a cooperative work style
  • Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) with the ability to present clear, well-thought-out recommendations
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to discreetly handle highly confidential and proprietary information
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity effectively