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Regional Information Security Officer, APAC, Director

Location Singapore, Singapore
Posted 25-October-2021
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The mission of Information Security is to evaluate, establish, maintain, and monitor compliance with information security controls that protect enterprise systems and data.

Information Security is led globally by BlackRock Incs Chief Information Security Officer, overseeing core pillars of Information Security across Governance, Strategy, Awareness, Risk Advisory, Monitoring, Metrics and Access and Identity.

Regional leadership and representation are accorded by the Regional Information Security Officers in EMEA and APAC. The Regional Information Security Officers report directly into the Chief Information Security Officer and are primarily focused on the optimized delivery of BlackRocks Information Security agenda in region and the partnership with clients and regulators. Working with the functional heads of the various Information Security functions, they will also provide oversight of the varied Information Security functions in region from a regional management perspective.

Based out of Singapore, the APAC Regional Information Security Officer is a senior leadership role within the Information Security function responsible for managing the information security portfolio and roadmap within Asia Pacific. The incumbent will be focused on strong governance, delivery and risk management in support of our regional business. Partnership with a broad range of control functions and business partners is crucial to deliver, integrate, develop and optimize our security capabilities, whilst enabling enterprise business requirements and driving a strong cyber security risk culture.

This is a varied role requiring an adaptable leader across the Information Security pillars.

As a Regional Information Security Officer, you will:

Drive and optimize business resilient cyber focused programs and solutions regionally across APAC

Provide cyber risk advisory, accountable implementations and executive reporting to business & technology leaders for regional APAC operating environments.

Maintain a thorough understanding of global, regional, and local regulatory requirements that have information and technology regulatory and security impact,

Take the lead for Information Security in region in relation to regulatory/client due diligence examinations/inquiries in relation to BLKs Information Security Program

Perform risk assessments to identify gaps in compliance to information security (business process, application, and infrastructure) for both internal technology solutions as well as solutions provided by third-party service providers

Contribute to the overall risk profile of the division and work with partners to create a plan towards reducing risk exposure in an agile, collaborative, and well socialized manner

Contribute to global, regional and local technology and business initiatives aimed at improving our baseline on information protection, resiliency and controls of technology processes and services

Develop, maintain, and improve Cyber risk reduction for current and emerging risks

Promote and assist in the training & awareness of information security within the APAC region and globally

Facilitate cyber business ambassador program initiatives and contribute to global cyber program delivery

Review system-related security plans throughout the organizations network, acting as a liaison to Technology Infrastructure

Lead the implementation of necessary information security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines, in conjunction with the Office of Information Security

Partner with Cyber Operations team and senior leaders in ensuring that cybersecurity incidents are managed to closure in a timely fashion

What Youll Need:

You will be well established in your career and bring us deep subject matter and leadership expertise from a relevant industry

Broad enterprise Information Security experience working within/in close proximity to the following areas: Information Security, Technology Audit, Technology Infrastructure, Technology Risk, Regulatory compliance and Application Development

Hands-on team leadership and management experience,

Proficiencies in one or more of the following technical IT security domains or equivalent: Platform Security Standards, Network Security, Cloud Governance, Cyber Operations Management, Access and Identity Management Governance etc

Possess information security management qualifications such as CISSPISSMP, SANs, CISM

Solid understanding of the APAC technology implications of regulations, including but not limited to Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore, Korea, India and Australia.

Strong proficiencies in leading clients/regulators due diligence engagements

Established track record of being able to partner closely with senior leaders to align Information Security objectives and priorities

Demonstrated technology expertise, program and project management skills

Ability to influence both internal, external and integration processes to improve measurable risk reduction.

Ability to assess and evaluate corporate risk tolerance and translate into goals and new processes including software engineering, IT teams, and other relevant partners.

Experience with cyber frameworks NIST, CSA, and FAIR.

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