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Chief Information Security Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Website TeamApt

We make easier, faster and cheaper the way banks, people and businesses in Africa perform and process financial transactions through deployment and running of digital solutions and payments infrastructure.

Job Description

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is primarily responsible for the day-to-day cybersecurity activities and the mitigation of cybersecurity risks. Oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of information security standards and procedures. Ensures that all information systems are functioning correctly regarding security policy. In charge of IT risk evaluations, audits, and security incident investigation. Drives the IT security strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from security threats and cyber-attacks, and ensures operational compliance to all relevant standards and regulations like PCI-DSS and ISO 20001.


  • Shall be responsible for the day-to-day cybersecurity activities and the mitigation of cybersecurity risks
  • Creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies
  • Performing IT security risk assessments and reporting on ways to minimise threats
  • Monitoring security vulnerabilities and hacking threats in network and host systems
  • Tracking latest IT security innovations and keeping abreast of lathe test cyber security technologies
  • Ensuring business continuity
  • Communicating with key stakeholders about IT security threats
  • Implementing an effective process for the reporting of security incidents
  • Overseeing the investigation of reported security breaches
  • Developing strategies to handle security incidents and trigger investigations
  • Managing the IT security team, security experts and advisors
  • Complying with the latest regulations and compliance requirements
  • Championing and educating the organisation about the latest security strategies and technologies


  • Hands-on experience in networking, system administration and security related disciplines.
  • Must possess any or a combination of Masters in Cyber/Information Security, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications with in depth experience in Information Technology
  • High quality organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
  • Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management

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