Director Global IT Security - Leaseweb Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Bookmark Share Print 232 0 1

Listing Description

Director Global IT Security

The IT Security Department is responsible for the global planning, coordinating and implementing the information security operations for Leaseweb. The Director IT Security  will interact with the Sys Admin and Legal departments, as well as with the leaders of different business departments. The Director IT Security will directly report to the CFO and is based in our HQ in Amsterdam.

Your Role:

As the Director IT-Security, you are responsible for four area’s:

  • Delivering operational security services to our global organization (including but not limited to firewall management, pen testing, end point protection, security awareness training, promoting secure coding at the heart of our services, SOC/SIEM and vendor security assessments)

  • Executing and improving the control framework, resulting in successful (re)certification for multiple standards (including SOC 1 type 2, ISO 27001:2013, HIPAA and NEN 7510)

  • Driving, resolving, and improving of the security incident response processes

  • Auditing compliance of internal organizations with IT security standards

Further duties and responsibilities include:

  • Correctly handling escalations and complex incidents at IT Security

  • Improving the security processes

  • Formulating and driving the IT-Security roadmap for the upcoming 3 years.

  • Managing projects and recommendations based on IT Security policy

  • Continuous commitment to achieving quality improvement of the department

  • Working closely with external parties for security services and audits

  • Briefing the Global Management Team on current and possible future threats to the Leaseweb IT structure

  • Safeguarding Security policy and ISMS

  • Targeted cooperation with investigative authorities, where needed

  • Preparing and giving security awareness presentations with the aim of increasing employees’ security awareness

  • Performing HR duties for the IT Security department

  • Subject matter expert on security related issues

  • Stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing

Your Profile:

  • Education at Bachelor (HBO) level or higher required

  • Familiarity with ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS is preferred. CISSP Certification is required

  • Networking knowledge (especially in the field of Palo Alto equipment) is highly recommended

  • Experience in managing a small team, including hiring, managing, and coaching and at least 5 years of experience as an IT security professional

  • You have experience in the IT, hosting or telecommunications industry and are familiar with the latest technologies and security tools

  • You feel comfortable communicating across all levels of an organization, all the way up to senior management team and different cultures

  • You have relevant work experience in handling IT Security issues and worked with IT security within a Windows/Linux environment

  • You have excellent command of spoken and written English

  • Prior experience in a dynamic project-based environment with strong customer focus

Benefits include:  

  • Participation in annual company bonus scheme, a company pension, and monthly Internet allowance 

  • 25 days of paid time off (and the option to buy or sell up to 5 more days) 

  • Free lunch and parking, the best coffee (if we say so ourselves), and fresh fruit provided daily (when in the office) 

  • Attractive relocation packages and an agency that takes care of the entire visa process  

  • Access to the Leaseweb Academy, a personalized learning platform offering a variety of studies, courses, and trainings 

  • Free in-house Dutch courses 

  • Fun events year-round – from virtual pub quizzes to summer parties, company runs, quarterly hackathons and much more 

  • Monthly after work drinks (also virtual, for now!) 

  • A multicultural work environment (our colleagues in HQ alone are from over 40 countries!) in a company where you can truly make a difference  

Ready for the next step? 

If you’d like to apply, please do so online. To learn more about us, follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram to get an inside look at the life at Leaseweb. For questions, please reach out to Jana Reiss, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at: 

We directly source all candidates – any unsolicited profiles received from recruitment agencies will be treated as direct applications. 

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