Global CISO

London Permanent £200,000 - £220,000
  • Global start up venture between Ford and ADT
  • Opportunity to be part of the leadership team as the product launches in 2023

About Our Client

Canopy, a joint venture created by Ford and ADT, will leverage breakthrough technology to provide industry leading connected vehicle security.

Canopy will incorporate camera based AI security combined with a corresponding mobile app, delivering an experience to users of a variety of vehicle makes and models. It will integrate the Safe by ADT platform to provide professional monitoring to customers, protecting their assets and delivering ultimate peace of mind.

Canopy will sell its first product and subscription service early next year to protect cargo areas of high-volume commercial trucks and vans in the U.S. and U.K.

Job Description

Canopy's Chief Information Security Officer will be the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee and business information in compliance with the organisation's information security policies.

A key element of the CISO's role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organisation. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected.

In this role, you would:

Develop, implement, and maintain a global information security strategy and road map.

Advance and campaign the security governance program to ensure the product is a world class security solution from initial release.

Partner with both our engineering and product teams to proactively identify and mitigate security risks

Perform risk assessments and guide the appropriate level of security controls, response, and monitoring.

Collaborate with compliance and legal experts to design and maintain customer data protection policy.

Identify and investigate security breaches and provide remediation and resolution.

Engage business partners, customers and other external stakeholders inspiring confidence in Canopy's overall security structure and brand.

Ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as Privacy in the UK in particular (GDPR) and standard methodologies and framework like NIS in the US

Build and manage a security monitoring team that would identify where our potential risks and threats are from a security perspective and provide solutions to resolve.

Partner with engineering in the selection and evaluation of software and hardware suppliers to ensure they meet security standards.

Maintain ongoing knowledge of security and privacy legislation and advancements.

Prepare budgets and financial forecasts for security operations and maintenance.

Partner with an internal IT team to develop and maintain internal information security controls.

Build the security capabilities of the IT organisation to deliver on short and long-term objectives

The Successful Applicant

We will be looking to appoint a candidate who has extensive experience setting up and maintaining the security enterprise for an early-stage company.

We are keen to talk to potential candidates who have come from a video security or surveillance background, but an understanding or experience of the connected vehicle market would be a huge advantage.

Experience with IoT device security; best practices, vulnerabilities, and hardening, along with a thorough understanding of the latest global security standards, regulations and best practices including GDPR and NIS framework is required.

Exceptional understanding of programming languages, such as Java, C++, and associated security testing approaches is necessary, as is proven experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP), strategies to secure and monitor

We would ideally like candidates to have one of the following certifications CISM, CISSP, CISA, and CPA or MBA.

What's on Offer

A salary in excess of £200,000 with an executive benefits package to include short term and long term incentives.

Please note that although this is a hybrid role, the successful candidate must be able to commute to London, and be comfortable with travel to the USA on a fairly regular basis.

Donna Croucher
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