Senior IT & Cyber Security Advisor

We are continuously on the lookout to grow our talent pool. We are seeking an individual with skills, knowledge, and potential to further develop and growth in advisory services in the important area of Information Security and Cyber Risk.

This senior advisory position will play an integral part in helping our clients design and gain assurances that they have the necessary controls and protection to defend against cyber threats, by assisting clients with implementing proactive and reactive measures as well as advising companies on how to maintain IT and system resilience against cyber-attacks.

About the Role
  • Pro-actively engaging with both existing and new clients to support and deliver market leading ICT Risk Management, Information Security and Cyber Risk advisory services;
  • Delivery of ICT Risk Management strategies on time and within budget, managing projects to meet or exceed targets and deadlines;
  • Leading assurance assessments and project management of client’s readiness to meet supervisory expectations on digital resilience, such as Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIS2) obligations;
  • Liaising with, engaging, and presenting to senior executives, business leaders and clients;
  • Supporting the professional development of colleagues, including training opportunities; and,
  • Organising events and identifying speaking opportunities to promote ARQ’s services.


About the Team

You will be joining a professional, experienced, and dynamic team of business advisors in corporate, compliance, regulatory, and risk advisors, collaborating and support each other in:

  • Preparing the groundwork for organisations to be able to pursue meaningful and purpose led Information Security and Cyber Risk strategies and targets;
  • Liaising with internal teams, including external experts, supervisors, academics, technology providers, and other key external stakeholders;
  • Enabling networking opportunities for learning, development, and progression.


Key Responsibilities
  • Supporting senior stakeholder engagement workshops internally and externally for business clients and financial institutions across Malta and international markets;
  • Challenging established businesses on how to effectively implement their Information Security and Cyber Risk programme;
  • Evaluate the cyber resilience maturity level and undertake associated ICT risk assessments / audits for companies;
  • Helping clients to formulate strategies and controls to reduce the risk and impacts of cyber-attacks;
  • Help companies to implement ICT Risk frameworks and internal governance systems;
  • Manage proposals and business development opportunities across a broad range of clients in both the private and public sector.


Experience & Qualifications
  • A relevant degree or qualifications in IT Security, such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, and CISSP;
  • Relevant experience or background in IT and/or ideally a consultancy background;
  • Experience in developing ICT risk management strategies;
  • Knowledge and a good understanding of European standards and regulatory frameworks, such as ISO 27001/2, DORA, NIS2, GDPR;
  • Experience of working with corporate clients and/or financial services companies across a different sectors;
  • Experience of developing and contributing to managing projects;
  • Good research, analytical, writing, and presentational skills;
  • Personable character with an ability to foster good working relationships with clients; and,
  • Ability to work across departments with other individuals or teams.


Opportunities for the Role
  • The position is ideal for ambitious individuals who are interested in growing and leading a high-profile business division and developing as a senior member of the ARQ Advisory leadership team.
  • The position provides a unique opportunity to join the leadership team amongst qualified industry experts with international experience in advisory services, covering various engagements in different sectors of the business community, including banks and financial institutions.
  • Besides the chance for professional growth, this position presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional development in a crucial area of the company, with potential progression to Directorship level.


What we Offer
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Private health insurance scheme.
  • Exciting and friendly work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Achievement bonus for employees who further their education in relation to their role.
  • An active social committee, organising various fun and team-building events.


Should the above vacancy be of interest to you, we would like to hear from you.

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