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IT Security GRC
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

  • Aug. 10, 2017
  • IT Security GRC
  • IT
  • KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
    Saudi Arabia
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
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IT Security GRC
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Minimum of Bachelors' Degree in Computer, Networks, or Information Security related fields
A minimum of 15 years of experience in IT or similar domains with a minimum of 4-6 years in-depth experience specifically in an Information Security GRC function.
Develop and test business continuity and disaster recovery plans
Experience leading small teams of information security professionals.
Excellent knowledge of information security standards/frameworks (ISO 27000 series, NIST, COBiT)
Develop and maintain security policies and procedures and maintain ISO 27001 certification.
The candidate will be responsible for maintaining and improving a comprehensive security awareness program.
Follow up with system and application owners on remediation of security vulnerabilities
Develop RFPs for security solutions and services including evaluation criteria for selecting vendors
Conduct risk assessments early on in the System Development Life Cycle and recommend proper controls to mitigate risks before purchasing/development. Experience with ISO 27005 is a plus.
Conduct Cloud risk assessments. Experience with CSA CCM is a plus.
Serve as a security expert on the Change Advisory Board
One of the following certifications is required:
- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Two or more of the following certifications are needed:
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Certified Secure Lifecycle Professional (CSLP)
- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

KAUST is a graduate only research university with a diverse culture of over 100 nationalities focused on research areas important to the economy of Saudi Arabia. It is built on 30 million square meters of land with state of the art facilities and employs highly skilled individuals from all around the world. It houses one of the top 20 super computers in the world, exceptionally resourced research laboratories and a golf course and several recreation centers for a balance between work and play. It is 80 Km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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