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IT Security Operations Manager

Sector:  COO's Office
Division:  Information Technology



The NEOM IT Operations Security Manager plays an integral part in the development, implementation, and compliance of IT Security across the enterprise.



Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Accountable for the delivery of the Managed Security Services, Security Operations Centre (SOC) to support the running of the business.
  • Build and manage a fully functioning security operations team including any service providers.
  • Monitor and analyze security events to protect information and assets from unauthorised access, misuse, modification and destruction.         
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory compliance, governing information security and industry best practices.
  • Coordinate with technology and business groups to assess, implement, and monitor IT-related security risks/hazards
  • Work with security architects on providing active defence and proactive plans to security incidents.
  • Provide and develop security reporting metrics and KPI's.
  • Manages security operations to include, SEIM, threat hunting, Antivirus, IDS and threat Intelligence
  • Working with the NEOM CISO Office on reporting of cyber incidents and support developing cybersecurity resilience, GRC and policy implementation.
  • Promote the values of the business and act as a role model at all times
  • Monitor, coach, support, motivate and develop team members to enable them to deliver to the best of their ability
  • Work closely with internal senior stakeholders to ensure close collaboration in strategies 
  • Lead from the front and be the sounding board for senior stakeholder providing them with guidance and advice to deliver as effectively as possible.


Education & Experience



  • Demonstrable IT  Security Operations management experience and delivery of results.
  • Prior Manage SOC management experience required. 
  • Good understanding of IT security aspects Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and Palo Alto products and Services
  • Well organized, systematic and rigorous approach to planning work and priorities.
  • Proven relationship & stakeholder management including strong communicating & influencing skills
  • Experience in problem solving & and understanding of the broader business context (business acumen)
  • Experience of working in Saudi Arabia or the Middle East is preferable.
  • Travel to Riyadh, NEOM and internationally will be required dependent on the project
  • Degree / MSc in IT Related Discipline
  •  Desirable certifications include Security +, CEH, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or similar.
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