Senior IT Security Expert (m/f/d) – Munich (Remote)
Munich, Bayern / €80000 - €90000
€80000 - €90000
Senior IT Security Expert (m/f/d) - Munich (Remote)
Skills: ISO 27001, ISO 27005, TISAX, ISMS, Information Security, Data Protection, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management
Compensation: EUR 80.000 - 90.000 + Company Car (BMW/Mini/etc.)
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Leading data & analytics consultancy with global partners in various industries providing customer centric strategies is looking for a IT Security Specialist in their head office in Munich. They focus their partners in on digital transformation and are currently expanding on their services. They are looking to add this role to increase scalability and enable the organization to take on new projects.
The provision of hollistic end to end solutions and driving data based initiatives in customer experience design, analytics and people and performance management is at the core of the company's services.
In this inhouse role you will closely collaborate with the IT, legal, data security department and other senior stakeholders up to leadership and ideally bring in your experience in information security and maintaining as well as scaling the ISMS.
You have wide ranging flexibility when it comes to executing and inducing new processes, changing and/or improving existing ones as well as having a real impact on the state of IT security in the German automotive digital consulting space.
Next to organising and executing incident management and internal and external audits you also identify and assess risks and gaps in the IT security landscape and drive improvements.
Alignment with peers and stakeholders across the organization and the clients in questions around IT security are part of your daily business. This includes QM teams, IT teams and Audit Teams at the client company.
You are able to strike the balance between being a collaborative team player when it makes sense and taking the role of IT security expert who can autonomosly make decisions and shape and improve processes when necessary.
- Next to your experience in the IT/Data Security field you have expertise in implementing, maintaining and improving an ISMS.
- Knowledge in ISO 27005, ISO 27001 and their implementation using TISAX is highly benefitial.
- IS Foundation/Officer certifications are also very useful.
- Strong communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills
- Strong analytical mindset
- Fluent German language skills
If this role interests you I am looking forward to speaking with you and you can apply via the 'Apply' button on this page.
Post-Pandemic Trends In Remote Work
The pandemic wrought enormous changes to the way people work. Just a few years ago, remote work was a rarity. In 2018, only 7% of employees in the U.S. even had the option of working away from the office. During the pandemic, remote working become normal to millions of people who never imagined they would be away from the office for so long.
Soon, many Americans will have spent two full years working remotely. Such a major change will have permanent effects. Post-pandemic, there will be no return to exactly the way things were before. Many of the trends in remote work will continue to grow even as the world moves toward a post-pandemic reality.
While the shift to remote working due to the pandemic was unplanned, that doesn’t mean it was necessarily a negative change. Though some people disliked remote work and wanted to be back at the office, many others loved working from home. Remote working offers a flexibility that was impossible under the old model of work. Simply skipping out on the daily commute is a huge boon to many professionals.
Perhaps more significantly, remote work opens up the possibility of living far away from the office, or even traveling while working. Employees may now be able to move to places with lower cost of living or other major advantages, rather than having to live within a short distance of their workplace. In fact, 46% of remote workers plan to move to a new location within a year.
These advantages mean that many of the trends of remote work are here to stay because so many professionals like the new style of work. Surveys show that 73% of workers want flexible options for remote work to continue. This is a major reason why it is estimated that in five years, fully 27.7% percent of the workforce will be working remotely.
However, the future of remote work does not lie with a simple continuation of the patterns that existed during the pandemic. Even while workers supported the continuation of remote work options, 67% also wanted more in-person time with their teams. This means that a form of hybrid work, in which both remote and in-person options are possible, will play a larger role going forward.
The rise of remote work has also raised certain challenges that must be met. Research shows that remote work causes teams to become more siloed. While team members still communicate with each other at high rates, communication with those outside the teams drops. This change makes networking harder, which in turn can damage innovation and impede career development. In the future, networking and communication in general may require greater conscious effort.
Working remotely can also disrupt work-life balance. When working from home, the natural divide that once existed between work and leisure becomes blurred. This can increase stress and create a sense among employees that they never get a true break from the job. That’s why 51% of employees report concerns about work-life balance. Employers must respond by giving workers back control over free time, such as by discouraging calls after normal work hours.
In addition, the post-pandemic evolution of remote work will cause changes in the areas of cybersecurity, as companies navigate risks posed by remote accessing of data, and in assessing the performance of employees who are not in the office. Cloud-based HR technology will be increasingly adopted, and companies will become more likely to use freelancers. Many other areas of the business world will also be affected.
Naturally, there will also be developments caused by remote work anticipated by no one. Just like the pandemic itself, the continued evolution in remote work will undoubtedly have surprising results. This means that both workers and employees must become more adept at responding to what will be an ever-changing professional landscape.
The pandemic irrevocably changed society. The relationship professionals had to work was disrupted, in ways both good and bad. Going forward, both companies and individual professionals will have to learn how to navigate this new and ever-evolving world of remote work, along with the opportunities and challenges it brings.
At NextGen Global Resources, LLC., we recognize how important post-pandemic developments in remote work are to the telecom industry. If you are looking for a telecom job, please check our website for open internal positions.
Hunted’s Ben & Danni On Cybersecurity | Harnham Recruitment post | Harnham Recruitment post
Ben Owen and Danni Brooke are the Co-Directors for the EMEA Practice at Fortalice Solutions, a leading global cyber security and intelligence operations company.
They travel globally to assist clients with their cyber security requirements, bespoke training needs, intelligence and investigations both online and physical and counter fraud training/consultation. They deliver and manage a portfolio of pro-active intelligence solutions to keep people, nations and businesses safe from threats and head up the EMEA operations.
Ben and Danni also feature on the hit Channel 4 show, Hunted and Celebrity Hunted which has been airing for over four years with another series set to be filmed this summer. I caught up with them recently to discuss the latest Fraud, tools and challenges for the Cybersecurity industry.
Cybersecurity is an ever-changing landscape. What trends do you anticipate for the next 12 months and beyond?It is always difficult to pin down what the next real trend is going to be in the Cybersecurity space as adversaries are becoming ever more sophisticated. What was once a very difficult process for skilled individuals is becoming more readily available to novices with advances in software, particularly those shared on the Dark Web.What is an inevitable threat trend in the next 12-months and beyond is the exponential rise in the Internet of Things (IoT). With a world where everything is hooked up to the web, it is apparent that tech companies selling these devices are under immense pressure to get products to market. The need for speed could mean that some security principles and best practices may be overlooked. As the UK encountered during the Mirai Botnet attack of 2016, a network of electronic devices acting in concert can cripple the internet or, worst case, become a weapon that could cause actual physical damage as well as cyber damage, power stations, hospital networks to name but a few. How have Data & Analytics impacted the detection, and prevention, of cyber-crime?A company will have to protect themselves against an enormous amount of cyber threats every second. A cyber-criminal will only need one successful attempt. Data & Analytics are proving successful in the fight against cyber-crime and their proactive and holistic approach is at keeping people and businesses safe. Of course, it is Data that is being stolen, but very often Data can come to the rescue. It helps in a number of ways, e.g. identifying anomalies in employee and contractor computer usage and patterns, detecting irregularities in networks, identifies irregularities in device behaviour (a huge advantage with the rise of the IoT).What one must remember, however, is the people behind the Data. You can’t simply collect Data and assume you will be able to detect and respond with the right actions. You need the people with the right analytical skills to sift through the Data, find the right signals and then react to the threat with an appropriate and timely response. What tools and technologies do you think will become increasingly important in the fraud and cyber-crime landscape?Here at Fortalice we are investing a lot of time into coverage of the Dark Web. We live in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Criminals, fraudsters, and others are now operating with more sophistication and anonymity. Where do they go to exchange fraudulent details and ideas about current victims? What medium do they use to discuss organisational targets or new ways of defrauding companies? The answer is the Dark Web. Traditionally, companies fight fraud from the inside out. We want to change this landscape by accessing the entirety of the Dark Web, its pages, shady storefronts, and treasure troves of Data, and drawing on monitoring toolsets to give our clients a 360-degree resource for identifying adversarial communications and movements. It’s all about Internet coverage. Wherever it is difficult to find – that’s where your threat will be. A final point to this question is one of sharing tools and techniques. A collaborative approach is always a good way of making sure the wider audience benefits. We always work with our clients and offer other services and support outside of our remit to make sure they’re fully protected from a cyber and physical space. What are the biggest security threats for businesses?Security is fundamentally broken because the design of many security solutions does not design for the human psyche. Security solutions are bolted on, clunky, and hard to use but because security teams prioritise defending against easier cyber threats, they often don’t focus on the hardware side.The biggest risk to companies and individuals is always defined by the Data that is most important to you or to the business. For individuals, this might be privacy or identity. For businesses, this could be customer Data, intellectual property, and the company’s money in the bank.The reality is that business executives can’t outspend the (cybersecurity) issue and they must be prepared. Cybersecurity no longer exists in a vacuum and it must be elevated to the conversations held in the boardroom and with senior leadership as well as entire divisions, departments, and organisations.For someone trying to get into security analytics, what skills do you think are key to being successful in the industry?The detail is in the name of the role. A huge ability to interpret large amounts of technical Data is key to the role, as well as being able to assimilate what it means and how to action it. Risk management is also key to this role. Very often you will identify potential risks and you will have to triage those priorities on your own as co-workers won’t have the technical expertise to assist. You will need to be able to communicate successfully to all levels of a workforce and last but by no means least – a good sense of humour! When you think you have gotten to understand a new threat or vulnerability a new one will replace it within seconds. Time to put the kettle on, smile, and get back to work with your analytical prowess. Within fraud, it’s well known that criminals are sharing their approaches, is this mirrored in cyber-security and if so, how is the industry combating this?Criminal collaboration is huge on the web. First of all, there is no talent shortage for fraud rings or cybercriminals. There are no requirements for fancy university degrees or certifications and the crime ring pays for performance. They don’t care what you look like, how you dress, or if you clock in during normal work hours. They care about getting the job done – hacking into and stealing information from others. Together they are sadly stronger and more effective. On Dark Web forums, you will see fraudsters sharing and selling their ‘IP’ knowing that others will also contribute. That way they are all winners. In the private world ideas equal money. That is of course not a bad thing for business, but it is bad for collaboration. Businesses generally don’t like to share ideas with one another because it has taken them lots of time and expense to get to their product or solution. As cliché as this comment sounds – we have to change this landscape for the greater good. There are lots of smart government initiatives for national defences in cyber security and fighting high-end cyber-crime but seldom does this have a positive impact locally with smaller businesses. There is a huge amount of information out there for individuals and advice, but we need to bridge the gap still between criminal collaboration and that of the good guys.If you could change one thing in the industry, what would it be?The mind set of security professionals that humans are the weakest link. We’re not! Humans are at risk because technology is by design, open. I’d also change the mind set of those not in the Cyber Security industry. All too often the severity of what is being reported is not taken seriously, nor are budgets set aside for cyber security issues. That said, it is improving but there is a long way to go. Ben and Danni spoke to Senior Consultant, Rosalind Madge. Get in touch with Rosalind or take a look at our latest job opportunities here.
Three Reasons Why Munich Is The Place To Be For Data Analysts | Harnham Recruitment post
As one of the world’s largest economies, Germany continues to attract tech talent from all over the world, and has even overtaken the UK in terms of intra-Europe tech immigration in recent years. Whilst Berlin may be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of places to live as a Data Analyst in Germany, with its numerous start-ups and international culture, there are several reasons why you should also consider the southern gem of Munich. Here are three of the best:
A First-Class Quality Of LifeWhile the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Munich is often the world famous Oktoberfest and the beer induced crowds packed into small beer tents paying the equivalent of a year´s salary for a pint, this is not the only thing Munich has to offer. During the other 349 days of the year when Munich is not packed with Lederhosen-wearing crowds from all over the world, it is a tranquil, green place to live. Munich is home to a number of large parks, including the beautiful Englischer Garten, Museums and a number of non-beer related cultural events throughout the year. It’s also the third largest city in Germany and, as such, has all the benefits that big city life has to offer. However, nature is never far away, with a beautiful mountain landscape just on the horizon, including the tallest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze, which sits only 90 km away. On top of this, the transportation system in Munich is one of the best in the country; clean, efficient and so simple to use, it actually makes commuting bearable.
Expansive Opportunities Most major European cities have seen a boom in the tech market in recent years and Munich is no exception. Not only home to some of the biggest global and German players such as Amazon, MunichRE, Man, Allianz and Linde, the city is also seeing an increasing amount of investment in tech start-ups. This has led to tech talent, particularly Data & Analytics talent, being highly sought after by a number of the country’s biggest and best employers. And healthy competition means even healthier salaries. Even though Munich doesn’t have the lowest cost of living around, the average pay for Data Analysts is higher than in most other German cities, meaning you’ll get to make the most of your time away from the office.
A Thriving International CultureWith 25-38% of Munich´s residents originating from other nations, more and more companies, big and small, are open to welcoming English speakers into their teams. While the culture in Munich still makes it easy to immerse oneself into the German language and culture, the city is also very welcoming to its international inhabitants. Of course not everyone can speak English, but it is surprising how many people do. This makes getting around as a non-German speaker that much easier, especially considering that the Bavarian version of German can sometimes feel like a completely different language to what is spoken by the rest of the country. Like every country, different cities attract different personalities and find the right place for you is crucial before making a move. But, with its high quality of life, great job prospects and international culture, Munich certainly has a lot to offer for any Data Analyst looking to move to or within Germany. If you’re considering making a move to Munich, take a look at our latest opportunities, or get in touch and we can discuss what could work best for you.
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