Information Security Programs Manager

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Role       : Information Security Programs Manager
Location : Abu Dhabi                              

Role Purpose:

The main purpose of the role is to ensure Governance and  delivery of cybersecurity programs/initiatives/projects within planned target dates, budget and quality and agreed SLAs. Ensure the Governance of GISD portfolio , budget and resourcing is adequately governed and reported 

The role is responsible to manage and ensure allocated resources to deliver programs/initiatives/projects are prioritized and optimized. The role will ensure also that excellent relationship is maintained between cybersecurity management and business management.

The role will report to the Head of Information Security Programs & Projects
Key Accountabilities of the role      

Responsible for closely coordinating with GISD project leads and other Project managers in the business units to perform a full portfolio reporting of GISD projects and Business projects with GISD input

  • Ensure Cost and financials of GISD budget and its interaction with Bank overall budget is tracked and governed and reported to CISO
  • Ensure that Cost of Cyber security with the business is embedded and is part of the Portfolio reporting to gain cost insights and initiate cost related optimization initiatives
  • Ensure that Resourcing and capacity required across GISD is tracked and allocated in a way that ensures resources utilization and is effectively distributed 
  • Assist  Cloud security factory functions (Including security Architecture, Security Testing, Risk Analysis, Compliance Analysis). To produce a portfolio of projects that is accurate and representing of progress status and cost and associated risk 
  • Ensure PMO governance for GISD is reported in detail to the GISD programme committee along with analysis of potential opportunities and risk mitigations along with any resourcing and capacity alignments required 
  • Liaise with finance department for information security budget management activities (Including planning, 
  • forecasting, monitoring, and reporting)
  • Liaise with procurement and vendor management department for information security procurement requirement (including RFP, vendor evaluation selection and contracting)
  • The incumbent plans, manages, and monitors cybersecurity programs/initiatives/ projects to ensure they are adequately integrated with security, business, and technology requirements aligned with the overall strategic perspective of cybersecurity function and ADIB group under the directives of Head of Information Security Projects and Programs.
  • Support and ensure the successful execution of cybersecurity programs/initiatives/ projects across ADIB through PMO governance oversight
  • Develop overview of programs/initiatives/ projects from strategic objectives and deliverables. 
  • Analyze programs/initiatives/ projects goals, activity sequences, durations, and potential constraints, prioritize projects accordingly, and develop an overall roadmap and project schedule
  • For cybersecurity related projects and business initiatives that have information security requirements:
  • Manage solutions proposals & scope of works.
  • Ensure a panel of GISD leaders is accountable for vendors Choice in each engagement 
  • Recommend CISO and Heads for bids and proposals prior to contract signing. 
  • Ensure GISD heads are managing allocated budget for their units and are tracking expenditure and allocation through weekly reporting by PMO.
  • Review contracts terms and conditions and propose amendment as needed. 
  • Review customer requirements/needs and scope of work along with GISD heads responsible for budget 
  • Coordinate with project owners across ADIB to gather information and project status update.
  • Monitor programs/initiatives/projects schedule with cybersecurity Projects Manager for agreement and approval.
  • Participate in the necessary legal review process for 
    security projects.
  • Ascertain usage and adoption of standardized best-practice programs & project management techniques..
  • Monitor projects progress by comparing actual work/cost with planned work/budget.
  • Coordinate with several stakeholders involved in cybersecurity related projects to identify issues, gaps, and improvement areas and suggest them to the Information Security Projects Manager for approval.
  • Manage the implementation of corrective actions and improvement opportunities.


Specialist Skills / Technical Knowledge Required for this role:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity governance, domains, processes and technologies.
  • Has worked with Agile methodology and is able to understand integration of work process / projects into digital factory 
  • Knowledge of banking processes and digital transformation programmes in mid size banks
  • Extensive knowledge of the programs & projects management lifecycle, programs & projects delivery methodologies, standards, and international best practices.
  • Knowledge of Cost benefit analysis , project portfolio management , resource and capacity planning and allocation
  • Thorough knowledge of program & portfolio development, design, and reporting 
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and ability to produce management level committees reporting 
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001, NESA, PCI DSS, SWIFT, GDPR and other information & cybersecurity standards laws and regulations is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, IT, or related technical discipline. MBA or master’s degree is a plus. 

Previous Experience: 

  • More than 8 years of experience in managing information security programs/projects/initiatives in large international banks or financial institutions. Experience in Islamic banking or financial institutions is a plus.
  • Experience in engaging with several teams for information collection, compilation, and reporting.
  • Experience in collaborating, coordinating, and compiling project timelines and deliverables, to ensure 
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