senior it security officer

Location: brussel, brussel
Date Posted: 26-06-2017
senior it security officer

The mission of the IT Security  Officer is to ensure the optimal level of protection  against IT risks and cybercrime of all the assets for which his Delivery Center is IT custodian.
He/She identifies vulnerabilities and threats  for these assets,  decides on the countermeasures to take in order to reduce the IT risk to an admissible level,  based on the value of the information asset to the organization.
He/She reports hierarchically to the IT custodian of the assets managed by his Delivery Center or to his delegated, and functionally to the CISO
The IT security officer role consists in combining various information with his professional judgement in order to
  • Permanently evaluate the IT security risk level
  • Propose/initiate the most appropriate action aiming at decreasing that level
  • Advise on priority to be assigned to each of them  
    Given the broad scope of the IT security activities, the security officer is interacting with a large  number of players inside the bank (Delivery Centers,  Asset Owners,  CISO, IRM,  )
    His/her actions must always be in line with the client’s established policies and standards, the legislations and the regulator’s requirements. 
    To accomplish his/her  mission the IT Security Officer is responsible inside his Delivery Center for all tasks such as :
    Acting  as a consulting resource on IT security issues and topics
  • give advice on any project/change involving his department
  • Review the documents at each phase of a change
  • Challenge the security of the  assets managed by his Delivery Center, 
  • Provide the appropriate security reporting
  • Address concerns and give advice on the establishment and implementation  of IT risk appropriate processes 
    Coordinating IT security activities
  • Coordinate IT security efforts with the non financial risk officer and the IT custodian
  • Implement and execute the  Security Risk Policy, including the Security Minimum Standard;
  • as member of the Security  Team, take any action following a security/fraud alert received by official channels, the FCCU, the CBFA, Febelfin
  • Review IT security test  exercise and  results on a regular basis;
  • Conduct IT security risk assessment, review compliance with the information security policy and associated procedures  
    Ensuring awareness  :
  •  Ensure employees are trained and aware of their roles in the implementation and execution of the security process
  • Provide input for security awareness sessions and support to developers, testers, the Business Partners of his Delivey Center
  • Coordinate security orientation and security awareness programs related to the scope of his Delivery CenterContinuous learning :
  • Take part to security seminars linked to his function and others regulators workshops
  • Acting as a SPOC for all 1st LOD (line of defence) related issues with respect to all internal and external parties. The latter includes regulators, auditors, suppliers, etc… 


  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering,  or five year of comparable work experience.
  • High level knowledge of banking activities
  • Deep  knowledge of the IT system/application landscape managed by his Delivery Center
  • High level knowledge of the  Be IT system/application landscape
  • Knowledge of   IT risk Governance, Policy and Minimum Standards
  • A certification  in Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) could be an additional valuable asset
  • Fluent in English; good understanding of Dutch and French 
    Because of constant developing nature of information systems and cyberattacks,  the security officer is committed to continuous learning 


  • Highly analytic
  • Able to troubleshoot and prioritize needs, requirements or other issues
  • Excellent communicator
  • Team player
  • Able  to manage conflicts
  • Strong stakeholder manager  - Able  to communicate to all stakeholders on all matters which may be relevant for IT security  
Interesse in deze vacature?
Contacteer Rob Peeters
T: 0494 89 02 70


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