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Head of Information Security, NA & Asia

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Shared Services - Technology Management

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Head of Information Security, NA & Asia

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At Linedata we believe finance matters to our society as much as energy to life and fueling financial transformation is vital for development and leadership. We humanize technology. We are passionate experts who provide the investment management and credit communities with innovative, user-friendly products which help their businesses grow in over 50 countries.

The Head of Information Security NA and Asia role is to ensure the secure operations of the Corporate, Production Hosted, and Cloud Based computer systems in North America and Asia. The key responsibility is maintaining the security, uptime, and compliance for financial market infrastructure services as part of a global software and services company. This person will work closely with the Head of Information Security EMEA to develop, implement, maintain, and oversee the enforcement of policies, standards, procedures and associated plans for IT security.


• Proven leader in enterprise IT Security and risk management strategy development and program design, including deep, practical experience with aligning IT Security with enterprise risk management across business units and diverse geographic (and regulatory) locales
• Strategic planning and execution of long term risk management goals for an effective and practical security program using data-driven methods that focuses on results and outcomes.
• Provide technical leadership and/or high-level consulting to both internal and external customers and auditors, communicating technical issues, security risks, and business impacts.
• Coordinate with the Head of Information Security EMEA, and with the Global Head of Technology Management to develop and maintain a cohesive global security strategy for Linedata.
• Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee enforcement of control implementations with a goal of achieving and maintaining SSAE-18 SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, or equivalent audit certification.
• Responsible for completing security questionnaires/RFC's submitted by customers and prospects, and working with Sales and Legal on the security aspects of client contracts and proposals.
• Oversee and assist with the design, deployment, and management of security controls including firewalls, IDS/IPS, Access control, DLP, vulnerable scanners, SIEM, anti-malware, and third-party security services.
• Create and manage the Company Emergency Response Teams for North America and Asia, scheduling meetings as appropriate, and taking the lead on critical outages on a 24x7 basis.
• Identify, reduce, isolate, and otherwise manage vulnerabilities in both off-the-shelf software as well as internally developed software. Provide security guidance to programmers and system architects.
• Conduct research on emerging products, services, regulatory issues, threats, and standards in support of security enhancement and compliance efforts.
• Manage and Mentor several Information Security Officers


• Background education in computer science and/or business with advanced degrees in information security or computer science, as well as professional certifications such as CISSP, ISO, CISM, etc.
• Minimum of 10+ years' experience with a solid background in information security, audit, compliance, program management, and governance.
• Past experience with developing and enforcing policies, standards, and procedures to enable organizations to achieve and maintain SSAE-16 SOC 1, SOC 2 (or similar) audit compliance is required.
• Expert knowledge of one or more compliance or operational frameworks and standards, including but not limited to the following: CoBIT, PCI DSS, ISO 27000, TC Cyber, IASME
• Strong knowledge of current legal requirements within North America and Asia including Data Protection, Internet Privacy, and Electronic Commerce regulations. Should be experienced with customer contract and vendor negotiations.

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America/Carribean, USA, Massachusetts


Boston, MA

Candidate criteria

Education required


Experience required

10 + years


English (Fluent/Proficient)

Area of study

Computer science and/or business with advanced degrees in information security or computer science, as well as professional certifications such as CISSP, ISO, CISM, etc.

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