Chief Information Security Officer (Cryptocurrency / Fintech) is needed at Black Pen Recruitment

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Job title : Chief Information Security Officer (Cryptocurrency / Fintech) jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : December 05, 2021

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Job Description

  • Are you an experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a strong understanding of cloud architecture environment?
  • Are you passionate about cryptocurrency?
  • Then we have the opportunity for you!
  • A top candidate is someone who is a clear communicator, highly self-motivated, eager to collaborate, exchange knowledge and who apply new skills to proactively seek out weaknesses in the environment.


  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments.
  • Research / evaluate emerging security threats and ways to manage them.
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of any security breaches.
  • Ensure monitoring for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity.
  • Drive the testing and evaluation of security products.
  • Design new security systems or upgrade existing ones.
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.
  • Engage in ‘ethical hacking’, for example, simulating security breaches.
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response.
  • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorized system users.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues and provide future recommendations.
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security.
  • Monitor and respond to ‘phishing’ emails and ‘pharming’ activity.
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness training for colleagues.
  • Analysis and Monitoring of entry points, activity logs, internal environments, and databases.
  • Data Security and Fraud Prevention.
  • Ensuring security on all platform infrastructure and external integrations.
  • Identity and Access Management.
  • Security Investigations, Digital Forensics.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
  • Leading auditing and security compliance initiatives.
  • Security education and training


  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of building a successful security function in a recognized financial technology company.
  • Experience working in a cloud architecture environment such as AWS or Azure is essential.
  • Comfort with driving the implementation of security compliance projects.
  • Demonstrated skills of hiring and growing a team.
  • Supplier selection and management in procuring security software and contracting in penetration testing services.
  • On the ground knowledge of computer vulnerability assessment, threat modelling, networks, operating systems and software security.
  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and assess risks, threats, patterns and trends.

Key Soft Skills:

  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals.
  • Time-management and organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize your workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand.


  • Exude your upbeat energy and enthusiasm each and every day to motivate your team to be the best they can in every aspect of what they do
  • Celebrate the success of others by recognizing the contributions of committed team members and their achievements
  • Communicate in a fashion that is respectful and well understood
  • Collaborate with your peers to collectively think of innovative ideas that drive business through technology
  • Build and utilize working relationships with internal business partners across the organization and external business contacts.

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