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Chief Security Officer

Job Seekers Japan IT Insurance

Job Description

Cover the entire Japan office Security division, setting up policies, leading hands-on teams, and ensuring a strongest-in-kind IT security setup!


  • Working together with the Group and Regional CSOs and company's CEO to implement the Japan Security Operating Model.
  • Advise senior management in the various entities on broad security matters, including IT Security and Operational Security and Risk.
  • Lead initiatives regarding information privacy and identity access management, as well as forensic security and threat management.
  • Lead a diverse portfolio of security related projects, with internal and external resources.
  • Develop controls for a strong understanding of and compliance with the security policies from the business side.
  • Ensure company remains compliant with Japan's regulations and standards, and communicate with audit teams when necessary.
  • Manage overall security strategy, budget, and team hiring.

Required skills

  • 10+ years of experience in leading role in (cyber)security or IT security.
  • Experience leading a team in an IT Security role, ideally in a global organization
  • Prior experience reporting into CEO, COO or similar
  • Experience communicating with regulators in Japan (JFSA)
  • Certification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP etc
  • Native Japanese speaker + intermediate level English or higher
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • *Please note that you can only apply for this role if you are currently allowed to work freely in Japan

Preferred skills

  • Experience working with a distributed or remote team
  • Strong knowledge of the various security frameworks and tools in the current market, and which suit best for which needs
  • Background in finance or insurance is helpful

Personal Attributes

  • Able to prioritize, and get buy-in from others on those prioritizations
  • Interest to keep up with the latest trends in (cyber)security

About our client
One of the large insurance companies active in Japan, with European roots. They have a very diverse and strong engineering team inhouse.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment
  • 813 4550 6487