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Digital Security Lead





£65k-£70k dependent on experience



Reporting information

Reports to the Head of Digital Security


Role Objective

As Digital Security Lead, you have day-to-day responsibility for leading an established IT Security team who are tasked with delivering operational IT and Cyber Security services, risk management, compliance and related projects globally.

You will ensure that the outsource security service provider is delivering against the contract and continually re-assess the service provided to ensure that it continues to meet the evolving cyber threats. You will be responsible for optimising the processes.

You will be responsible for identifying risks and overseeing the required changes to existing tools and services to reduce risk. Where new tooling is required you will be responsible for writing business cases and for programme managing any capital projects.

You will be the first point of contact for the IT function and all business units on matters relating to digital security and will be responsible for responding to any security incidents.

You will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders both internal and external to the IT function and explaining the risks and reasons why changes to process and solutions must be made to protect Seadrill.

You will take on responsibility for developing the Risk and Compliance Analyst team member.

The successful candidate will believe that Information Security is an enabler for a business and not a blocker, they will understand that pragmatism needs to be balanced with risk. The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how Information Security can be used as a market differentiator.

The successful candidate will be passionate about cyber security, they will have a clear career plan and be working towards being a senior leader.

The successful candidate will be confident and articulate and able to engage with a wide range of people with different skill leaves and back grounds.

Principle accountabilities and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will take on the below accountability:

· Manage the response to Cyber incidents.

· Oversee the risk management process (operated by the Risk and Compliance Analyst) including assisting with, identifying risks, technical risk assessments and appropriate responses.

· Oversee the 1st line compliance process (operated by the Risk and Compliance Analyst)

· Define and manage a security testing (penetration testing) programme and remediation.

· Lead the out-source security service provider.

· Support the Head of Digital Security in defining the Cyber Security strategy, technology and process road maps and overall IT security programme

· Develop credible business cases for security projects and programme manage the deployment of the security project portfolio.

· Delivery for the IT security programme, including programme managing a portfolio of security projects.

· Building and managing excellent cross department, peer company networks, and supplier relationships.

· Ensure that the IT department is fully engaged in the IT security programme and are aware of the risks and actions being taken to reduce the risks.

· Coaching and developing team members both as part of the Seadrill Performance Management process and in general digital security and soft skills.

· Supporting the IT Leadership team in Cyber related matters.


Essentials skills and Experience

Skills and Experience:

· The candidate will already carry a proven track record of devising, delivering and overseeing innovative cyber security programmes to senior stakeholders, including maintaining technical strategy and roadmaps.

· The candidate will have a deep passion and track record in the recruitment, mentorship, training, development and leadership of high preforming teams.

· Ability to build line managed and virtual teams and liaise well with internal and external stakeholders in an international and global context.

· Ability to work between technical and non-technical users explaining security in simple terms.

· Comprehensive experience delivering an effective operational security capability to a business.

· Proven track record of risk assessing technical project and delivering effective risks reduction solutions.

· Proven experience in the management of diverse stakeholders and complex IT projects; ensuring cost efficient operation of developed systems

· Consulting and collaborative working style creating a culture of accountability and knowledge sharing.

· Outstanding organizational and communication skills.



· Degree or equivalent experience in Information and Cyber Security.

· CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

· CISM - Certified Information Security Manager.