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Business Information Security Officer, Security Services

Hicksville, New York

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Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business

Job Purpose

The Business Information Security Officer’s (BISO) role will be the focal point for effective engagement between business areas and the Security Team. This role will be a trusted adviser to senior business and technology stakeholders and provide broad knowledge of security strategies, policies, processes, architecture and road maps to enable divisions/business to understand and meet security requirements.

The BISO role will reporting to the Head of Business Information Security Officer and work closely with the with the business, supporting to operate within information security risk appetite. The BISO will be an essential business partner and will take responsibility for the assessing and managing information security risk for the business.
This role will focus on ensuring that Information Security is considered in respect of all elements of Business. The BISO will be required to support business units with the design and implementation of central security strategies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Utilize technical expertise in the preparation and creation of design plans via CAD drawings for new security system installations.
  • Maintain and update all related design data for security systems.
  • Research and provide innovative solutions to enhance the security posture and evaluate industry best practices alongside maintenance schemes.
  • Manage security projects, including new installations, major additions, rehab and retrofit projects.
  • Ensure security project compliance with environmental, safety and National Grid standards and policies.
  • Develop and gain approval of scope, cost estimate, schedule and resource plan by controlling project scope, cost, quality and schedule parameters/risk management.


Individuals selected for this role are expected to have both extensive knowledge and managerial know-how related to the following aspects of the CISO pillar skills matrix:
Experience managing multi-function relationships throughout major transformation;
1.    Understanding of security technology;
2.    Experience in a role balanced between business stakeholders and a central service organization;
3.    Navigating a multifaceted, matrix organization; and
4.    Collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skillsets.
5.    Analytical: Inquisitive nature and intuition regarding what questions to ask, when, and their relative significance.
6.    Technical: Broad understanding of security technology.
7.    Business: High level understanding of utility/energy sector business model, service offerings, and business operating environment as it pertains to the firm's threat landscape. Ability to frame threats and exposures in a business context recognized by non-technical staff and executives.
8.    Domain landscape: Knowledge of technical security operating principles
9.    Communication: Ability to leverage business communication skills to inform, persuade, and teach stakeholders across a global network of member firms' staff and leadership to enable effective information security activities and processes in line with the cyber readiness program

The ideal candidate profile will include the following points:
1.    The ability to build good relationships at all levels and across all business units and organisations, and the ability of influence stakeholders of all levels
2.    Excellent verbal, written & interpersonal communication skills. Listens & communicates technical subjects to both technical & nontechnical audiences, flexes style to suit the needs of the audience.
3.    Ability to work with others effectively, with 3rd parties, internal teams, and international business units, promoting knowledge sharing within and across teams.
4.    Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
5.    A good understanding of security frameworks including ISO27001/NIST/SANs.
6.    Have a relevant industry certification such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC or similar

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team

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