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Vice President, EU Business Security

Security

As the Vice President and Information Security Officer for Equifax Europe. Drawing on your prior experience in four domains (customer service, business acumen, information technology, and information security), you will drive material business outcomes by representing our business, technology, and security programs in sales meetings, proposal solicitations, due diligence, contract negotiations, third-party assurance audits, and other venues where you will interact directly with our customers and potentials.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as the senior-most security point of contact for the U.K. & Spain commercial lines of business.  Partnering directly with the country president and leadership team, direct all security aspects of product strategy and the value pitch to customers.  Represent the business and its products to potential and existing customers.

  • Act as the point of contact when customer third-party assurance teams reach out to schedule a security audit.  Maintain an annual audit calendar, caring for the availability of resources and other constraints to ensure that all audits are successful.

  • Coordinate effectively across the other Equifax lines of business when a proposed audit concerns more than one line of business.​Develop and routinely execute a rigorous pre-audit process based on the customer’s advance document request list and / or questionnaire.  Use your own expertise in security, risk, and controls to plan the lines of discussion so that requests are filled correctly, efficiently, and with minimal digression.  Effectively leverage other internal SMEs to respond to deep domain questions.

  • Lead execution of customer audits.  Use your security and technical acumen, customer service skills, and communication skills to deliver effective, efficient audits that satisfy our customers’ inquiries.

  • Build and manage a small team of security customer service professionals to assist you in your responsibilities of scheduling and executing customer audits and non-routine customer inquiries.

  • Other duties as assigned by the VP Security officer.  Additional responsibilities will be in the Customer Security domain (supporting RFPs, contract negotiations, customer calls, etc.) and potentially in other security areas (e.g., supporting the Technical Security team) based on skills and growth trajectory.

What Experience You'll Need

  • Extensive experience in information security, with roles encompassing direct responsibility for audit, compliance, risk management, or related functions.

  • We prefer but do not require a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security, management information systems, or a related field.  We prefer but do not require an MBA degree.  Candidates without relevant degrees will be expected to demonstrate similar qualifications through their previous work experience.

  • CUSTOMER Perspective:  Significant experience being audited and/or auditing others in roles such as:  third-party security assurance, internal IT / security audit, or being responsible for a firm’s PCI, SOC2, or other information security compliance.  Significant experience as a third-party security auditor, or responding to such audits will be required.

  • IT Perspective:  Previous experience as an IT practitioner helps you to empathize and partner with our key stakeholders in Technology.  We believe that it also produces the most well-rounded and capable security professionals.  Whether it is in help-desk, network, server, database, software development, or another discipline, previous work as an IT professional in your career journey is a relevant, desirable qualification.

  • SECURITY Perspective:  As first and foremost an information security professional on an information security team, you will be expected to have a strong mid-career command of risk management.  This starts by knowing the major types of threat actors and attacks, and being able to map those relevant to our specific industry.  You’ll then need to know the major classes of countermeasures that a security program would use to countermand each type of threat actor / attack;  and even if you have not served as a technical control operator, we expect you to know the common hallmarks of how to assess a control’s effectiveness against a threat.  The more detailed and technical you can get in these regards, so much the better.

  • OPERATIONAL Perspective:   This role is one of the most multidisciplinary on the team.  Although your primary skill set must still be security, risk, and controls -- strong customer service, communication, and project management skills are almost equally as important.  You will need to be disciplined in designing and driving to a pre-audit plan, post-audit follow up, keeping a schedule of audits, keeping minutes and records, and coordinating across our team and the customers’ teams.

What Could Set You Apart

  • BUSINESS Perspective:  Academic understanding of business concepts (e.g. BBA, MBA, MIS, etc.)

  • Exposure to business disciplines while serving in previous security roles, such as:  strategy, pricing, competitive analysis, business economics, mergers and acquisitions, sales, marketing, communications, etc. 

  • Any experience you have had combining security with these domains (e.g. security sales, sales engineer, customer success, etc.) would be relevant and valuable.

  • Previous experience with cloud technologies and security;  Google Cloud (GCP) preferred.

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, Bupa healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums. 

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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