Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Red Eye Security Limited

Red Eye Security Limited – Our Client, a large and reputable organization in Nigeria, requires the services of suitably qualified candidates for its physical and Information Technology security in the capacity below:

Job Title: Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a company executive, a chief security officer may also be the public spokesperson for all information security-related company issues.
  • Carry out risk assessments and make recommendations to senior management,
  • Assess level of risk in terms of wider issues such as international/national terrorism and animal rights issues.
  • Ensure that reports are analysed in terms of trends emerging to inform decisions on
  • Cost effective deployment of staff, CCTV etc.
  • Accountable for the security budget and efficient and effective provision of operational security service.
  • Support Teams and Premises Managers in order to facilitate an integrated service.
  • Ensure 'Security by Design' principles are in place thus reducing the opportunity for crime.
  • Work with the Head of Protocol and others .
  • Advise Senior Management on confidential or sensitive matters and act as a conduit between the organisation and the police at all levels in order to expedite solutions to difficult situations.
  • Receive and deal with any information that has a security dimension and deal with this in a confidential manner.
  • Devise policies and procedures regarding areas such as business continuity planning, loss prevention and fraud prevention, and privacy.
  • Oversee and coordinate security efforts across the company, including information technology, human resources, communications, legal, facilities management and other groups.
  • Identify security initiatives and standards.
  • Oversee network of vendors and directors who secure the company's assets.
  • Oversee safeguarding of intellectual property and computer systems.
  • Develop procedures to ensure physical safety of employees and visitors.
  • Manage the development and implementation of global security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure security is maintained and updated.
  • Create workplace violence awareness and prevention programs.
  • Implement video surveillance.
  • Prioritize security initiatives.
  • Develop network access and monitoring policies.
  • Maintain relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
  • Develop emergency procedures and incident responses.
  • Investigate security breaches.
  • Implement disciplinary procedures.
  • Conduct audits to find holes in security platform.
  • Develop risk management assessments.
  • Create global security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security.

  • Candidates must have HND/Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Network Systems. Master's degree is an added advantage.
  • Must have at least 5years' experience in IT management, IT security solutions, network administration, database administration, network security, or computer security architecture.
  • Must possess active certification in IT courses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Familiarity with information security strategies, database management, and risk management.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of IT security concepts; LAN/WAN policies; several different operating systems including Windows, Mac OS, Linux and others; network and systems administration; and database and backup security procedures.
  • Must be aware of any related governmental regulations on information gathering, sharing, and storage.
  • Must be a strong leader with managerial abilities.
  • Must be familiar with the relevant laws governing information security and information sharing.
  • Must have exceptional problem solving skills and ability to anticipate security risks or potential threats before they occur.
  • Must be able to manage multiple systems at once.
  • Must have a strong sense of business ethics and principles.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in a business environment with strong organizational skills, project management, and ability to collaborate across multiple levels of personnel.
  • Must be able to communicate technical procedures and policies to a non-technical audience.
Work Environment
  • Time is spent in offices and behind computers with some hours devoted to training, meetings, and conferences.
  • Must be comfortable with long hours of sitting behind a desk.
  • Must be on call 24 hours a day to address unexpected security breaches.
Job Location: Lagos

Application Closing Date
12th August, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] or [email protected]


  • Candidates should comply with all requirements and instructions enlisted, failure to do so will lead to AUTOMATIC disqualification.
  • Your equivalent titles for this position include Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
  • Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted
  • Candidates should only call the phone number attached to the advert daily during working hours of 8am-4pm (Monday-Saturday).
  • For further enquiry contact the following numbers: 09098623400, 08178734829 and 08178734836

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