(SAR) 333,438

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Cyber Security Director will be responsible for:

  • Developing & Implementing Cyber Security Strategy in alignment with IT and overall company strategy
  • Recruiting & Managing Team of Cyber Security Professionals and external partners to enhance security posture
  • Working closely with the executive team and cross-functional departments to develop and implement effective Cyber Security policies, procedures, and cybersecurity tools
  • Building the SOC Function
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity trends, threats and technologies, and recommend appropriate measures to enhance the company’s security posture
  • Procuring security systems and tools
  • Preparing and presenting regular reports on the status of cybersecurity projects, key metrics and potential risks to senior management and stakeholders

The Cyber Security Director will be/have:

  • At least a Bachelor’s in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field of study (Master’s Degree is preferred)
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CEH, etc.
  • 10+ years of Cyber Security experience, of which at least 5+ years must have been in a leadership role
  • Built Cyber Security Departments from scratch in previous role
  • In-depth knowledge of Cyber Security principles, technologies, and best practices, including network security, endpoint protection, identity and access management, encryption, and incident response
  • Experience with Security Assessment Frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001) and their implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of Cyber Security Regulatory Requirements in Saudi Arabia, such as NCA requirements
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex situations and develop effective solutions
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to be hands-on
  • Based in/willing to Relocate to Riyadh