Information Security Lead

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Full Time
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Ghent, Belgium

You are an experienced security professional with hands-on experience, ready to take the next step in your career. You will lead several security initiatives in Waylay. You’ll align security needs with business priorities and create a security roadmap and make it real.

Job description

You are an experienced security professional with hands-on experience, ready to take the next step in your career. You will lead several security initiatives in Waylay. You’ll align security needs with business priorities and create a security roadmap and make it real.

Responsibilities

  • You will cooperate with different teams in Waylay in order to make sure that security is embedded from within and not an afterthought. You’ll iteratively make the DevOps, Engineering and Product processes, tools and technologies better, in line with the business needs and priorities
  • You will own Waylay’s security and compliance policy and make sure these guidelines are well implemented
  • You will drive the ISO27001 program to completion, including vendor management, auditor selection as well as the continuous fine tuning of Waylay’s processes
  • You will act as the security expert resource within Waylay and approach new projects, products, developments from the security angle.
  • You will work with Waylay's SOAR/SIEM Automation Customer solutions teams periodically on presentations, meetings, and expert advisor knowledge support.
  • You will work with the sales teams to provide input on security questionnaires and represent the security role on customer meetings with customers’ security peers being present
  • You will be the first point of contact in case of security questions and incidents and drive closure in line with contractual obligations
  • You will make sure that table stake security practices are adhered to: source code scanning, vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection and prevention, penetration testing
  • You create awareness of the security angle by giving training to the team and offering them with the right resources 
  • You are a key decision maker when it comes to selection of tools & technologies that impact security. You own the budget that is needed for the implementation of certain security initiatives.
  • You represent Waylay in the role of Data Protection Officer and make sure that security controls are in place for eg GDPR.
  • You apply both a reactive and a proactive approach to security: On a periodic basis, you organise a security review of critical components of the Waylay platform and raise the bar.

Skills & Experience

  • You have a Master Degree in computer science or a related field 
  • You are a certified security professional with at least 5 years of experience in a security role.
  • You have been through a couple of certifications (ISO27001, SOC2) for a similar SAAS or IAAS business
  • You’ve worked with state of the art security technologies: firewalls, IDS & IPS, SOAR, SIEM
  • You’ve worked in start-ups & scale-ups before and understand the evolutive nature the scaling up: iteratively aligning new requirements with business constraints
  • You possess interpersonal skills that allow you to influence people in order to achieve certain security-driven goals.
  • You are hands-on: your Python programming skills and understanding of cloud-native development & AI/ML enables you to go into the details when needed
  • You can work independently and take matters into your own hands.
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