Information Security Officer

Website National Standards Authority of Ireland

NSAI is seeking for a Information Security Officer.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Business areas, Risk leaders, IT, and Corporate Information Services to improve our information security posture.
  • Lead development of an information security strategy and model.
  • Leads risk assessment and threat assessment for the organisations information security management system (ISMS)
  • Leads all external and internal cyber risk, threat, and security assessments for the organisation.
  • Works across all areas of security to ensure a cohesive security model from a technical and process perspective.
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams to ensure the success of their segment’s security program.
  • Works with the security providers and IT to define, prioritize, and manage projects that align with the overarching security strategy.
  • Responsible for ISO27001 compliance of the organisation
  • Drives awareness and education of cybersecurity issues for leaders and associates tailored to their processes and business model.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues; support awareness campaigns and simulations such as phishing etc.
  • Lead and consult with business owners and IT leaders on ad hoc requests/special projects.
  • Demonstrated, recent, and relevant experience working with senior government managers of IA issues
  • Excellent communication skills demonstrating an ability to communicate on both a technical and project management level
  • Experience preparing formal written technical content for the development, implementation, and management of projects
  • Attends multiple scheduled meetings on a regular basis
  • Demonstrates
    • ability to multi-task and balance multiple goals and priorities.
    • strong work ethic and commitment to quality
    • ability to express ideas clearly and diplomatically
    • ability to work efficiently and proactively

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, cybersecurity or information systems.
  • 5 years of technical cyber security experience.
  • 2 – 5 years of project/people leadership.


  • Experience implementing and maintaining ISO 27001.
  • Experience integrating Standards with policies, virtual access and controls.
  • Skilled at identifying and assessing security risks and exposures.
  • Determines the causes of security violations and suggests procedures to halt future incidents and improve security.
  • Experience integrating Cyber Security technologies with existing technologies

Core Competencies

  • Clear and strong communicator, ability to build relationships and drive projects.
  • Administration, organisational, ICT and data analysis skills.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work efficiently and proactively without compromising commitment to quality.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to different environments and to work under pressure to balance multiple goals and priorities.

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