CISO - Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

United States, New York City, NY
Permanent
Job ID: 1746

Job Description

This firm is a leading market-making and algorithmic trading company, dedicated to cryptocurrency. With an already-strong foothold in Europe, they are beginning an enormous expansion into the United States.

They require an experienced CISO to define and maintain the enterprise security vision, strategy, and overall program to ensure digital assets and technologies are secure and protected. The successful candidate will be fundamental in shaping the firm’s security ecosystem.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Drive business and security strategy alignment to manage risk through valued investments
  • Integrate with the business to educate, advise, and influence activities with security implications
  • Protect assets by understanding the threat landscape and effectiveness of the security program
  • Assess and implement security technologies and standards to leverage enterprise capabilities

Some Key Deliverables:

  • Security team and Security Operations Centre (SOC) for 24x7 monitoring and incident response
  • Security architecture providing protocols and standards for guidance
  • Compliance management to ensure the fulfilment of regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Application security and DevSecOps to integrate security assurances into the development process
  • Data protection and privacy for sensitive enterprise data in any format or location
  • People and logistics security to protect from inadvertent human mistakes and malicious actions

Technical Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • 10+ years of experience in IT security at global scale
  • Good understanding of Linux, modern programming languages, cloud platforms, and the internet
  • Working experience with IDS (e.g OSSEC, Snort, Prelude) and firewalls (e.g Palo Alto, Cisco, Juniper)
  • Awareness of cutting edge security technologies, patterns and best practices
  • Good leadership and analytical skills, proactive and autonomous, to plan ahead and adapt on the fly
  • Pragmatic mindset, ability to handle difficult problems with partial data and under high pressure
  • Advanced security accreditation as CISSP, CISA, OSCP, CASP, CCS
  • Security maturity levels, to transition the company from informed to the adaptive level
  • Multiple lines of defence, covering operational management, risk and compliance, internal audits
  • Zero trust security framework, to eliminate the concept of trust and always verify

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