• Head of Information Security

    Job Locations UK-Berkshire-Reading | UK-Devon-Exeter
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    Operating Business
    Landmark Information
    LMK - IT - Security
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  • About Us

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    Landmark Information Group is a portfolio of leading property-related data and technology businesses at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership. It delivers award-winning solutions to estate agency, conveyancing, surveying, lender valuations, environmental consultancy, and Governments. Capabilities range from property search provision, expert opinion and interpretation to conveyancing case-management, floor-planning software, valuation modelling and a property listings portal. Clients are served through market leading applications and services that connect businesses, government departments and consumers together - reducing risk, creating transparency and saving both time and money for all parties.


    As the UK’s largest custodian of land, property and environmental data in the UK, using a combination of AI, machine learning and domain experts to provide marketing leading and trusted interpretation. Our data, backed by technology innovation and entrepreneurialism, make Landmark uniquely placed to lead the next wave of digital transformation in the markets we are passionate about.


    We hire ambitious and passionate talent into our business and are proud of the steps we take to maximise potential in our employees, nurturing and supporting their professional and personal development.  We all know money makes the world go around, but at Landmark we understand that financial rewards also mean more than cash.  We believe that in order for our employees to flourish, it’s important to strike a healthy work/life balance.  We provide modern, open-plan, light working environments, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday with the opportunity to purchase additional leave, enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave, Lifestyle Allowance and free beverages, fresh fruit and biscuits.

    The Opportunity

    The Head of Information Security is a leadership role responsible for the overall Landmark Information Group security program including information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes to adequately protect the digital ecosystem in which we operate.  This role has responsibility for all data/information security policies, standards and organizational awareness to protect both customer information and that of the enterprise.


    The Head of Information Security will also work closely with our parent company DMGT CISO, DMGT Privacy Officer and Legal team to ensure that security controls effectuate the organization's data policies.  This role will work with multiple stakeholders including product, software engineering, sales, customers, legal, finance, and the senior leadership team in the development and implementation of the security strategy.


    The role will involve:


    • Manage and drive the top-to-bottom product/software & data systems security roadmap which covers all application/architecture security design as well as all tools/services used by Landmark.
    • Work with developers and architects to ensure security is appropriately built into product development and testing methodologies.
    • Calibrate and manage a monthly overall risk assessment and analysis report for senior management.
    • Lead the annual ISO 27001 examination and internal DMGT audit activities.
    • Continuously update and manage a security awareness training program for all employees, contractors and approved system users, and establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of this program.
    • Manage and contain relevant information security incidents and events to protect customer data, corporate assets, intellectual property, and regulated data.
    • Perform ethical testing and social engineering vulnerability analysis and process design to harden the enterprise.

    About You

    You must be a visionary leader with sound knowledge of business management.  You should have a detailed knowledge of cybersecurity technologies and the cyberthreat landscape to ensure the achievement of business outcomes. You will also have:


    • Degree calibre with ITIL v3 and CISSP would be an advantage.
    • Experience securing cloud based and hybrid SaaS products across multiple development frameworks and database technologies
    • Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs in a dynamic and fast paced technology company
    • An ability to manage multiple competing priorities effectively executing a security roadmap while balancing against product delivery goals.
    • Sound knowledge of information security risk management and cybersecurity technologies.
    • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including 800-53, BSIMM and Cybersecurity Framework.
    • Experience of open source security tools and familiarity with all regular assessments and status of open source software.
    • Knowledge of data protection regulations and standards including GDPR
    • Knowledge and understanding of technological trends and developments in the areas of information security, risk management, web architectures, and cloud computing.
    • Excellent leadership skills; being able to create a vision and associated plan and drive a large complex organisation to a satisfactory conclusion.


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