Business Information Security Officer - Associate / Senior level (hybrid)

Date Opened: May 13, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us

 

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

 

Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 

 

 

Location

 

Belfast/Derry-Londonderry/Strabane

 

 

Your role in the team

 

We are recruiting for Business Information Security Officers (BISOs) at associate and senior level.

 

The Business Information Security Officer (BISO) functions as a security leader with their area of responsibility, supporting the BISO organization.  This role will have dual reporting structure, one reporting to the Area of Responsibility (AoR) and one into the Information Security Program Office and is responsible for driving a business specific Information Security program aligned with the business area risks and the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program.  The BISO serves as the trusted advisor, both to the business and to the CISO. This role will liaise between the business and Allstate Information Security (AIS), keeping clear lines of communication including but not limited to; transparency to the business on upcoming security initiatives, reporting of security risks to the CISO and appropriate committees, as well as a key player in the information security incident response process, from identifying impact to the business and to consumers, to helping shape remediation, and developing external and internal message points.  In addition, this role will ensure business compliance with the Information Security Policy and Standards while continuously monitoring and reporting on risks and documented exceptions. 

 

  • At the senior level you will establish a documented Information Security Program and supporting strategy for the AoR
  • At the associate level you will drive a documented Information Security Program and supporting strategy for the area of responsibility (AOR) as defined by the BISO senior leader.
  • Ensure program is aligned with the AIS Information Security Program, Policies and Standards
  • Ensure inclusion of all applicable regulatory, legal and contractual obligations
  • Leverage the Enterprise and AoR specific Information Security Risk Assessments to establish and monitor the program
  • Update the program annually
  • Provide input into the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program, Security Policy and Standards
  • Ensure clear lines of communication between AoR and the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Provide reporting on the state and efficacy of security controls for their projects and platforms
  • Securing ongoing security funding for special/complex projects, and evangelizing security awareness across the AoR
  • Increase awareness of information security and data privacy requirements (globally)
  • Within the AoR drives Information Security Risk Management, policy compliance, access management, data protection, education and awareness
  • Local management responsibilities may also be required at the senior level

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • 5+ years’ experience in an audit or information security related role.
  • Either have or already be in the process of obtaining Security/Risk certification such as CISSP, CISSM, CISA, etc.
  • Strong understanding of audit/risk management methodologies and regulatory requirements pertaining to information security, privacy and/or data security

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Project management experience highly desired
  • Ability to manage multiple complex priorities and competing agendas without express authority over delivery teams
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations across a large, complex business
  • Analytical aptitude with an emphasis on investigative, methodical critical questioning and logical thinking; a data-driven decision maker
  • High level of interpersonal skills to interact with leaders at multiple levels and facilitate team interactions
  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Cloud technologies would be beneficial
  • Previous Management/leadership experience

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 24th May 2022

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