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Team Leader, It Security

Australian Public Service (APS) - Barton, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency. We advise senior decision makers on serious and organised crime impacting Australia. We are a full member of the National Intelligence Community, a Department of Home Affairs portfolio agency, and a member of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group.

Reporting to the Manager, IT Security and Information Management, the Team Leader, IT Security leads the ACIC ICT security team. The position is responsible for ensuring the ACIC's ICT systems are protected against unauthorised access or compromise, and Information in electronic form is stored, processed and/or communicated in accordance with the law, Australian Government policies, and the information security requirements detailed in the ACIC security plan.

You will lead a small team of IT security personnel responsible for areas including standards compliance, policy management, project IT Security liaison, monitoring and auditing, and investigations. You will also lead the general management of IT Security including but not limited to the assessment and approval of new ICT capabilities, and coordinate the management of general enquiries put to the IT security team.

The successful occupant will have significant experience in ICT security, preferably in a law enforcement and/or national security context, and have a strong understanding of and demonstrated experience in ensuring compliance with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).

Tertiary qualifications in ICT security, risk management or related disciplines are desired.

The key duties of the position include
The principal accountabilities and responsibilities include:
• Supervising a team of ICT Security staff providing support, guidance and mentoring to other team members in relation to work priorities and practices, technical matters and applicable regulatory requirements.
• Taking a lead role in in the development, implementation, maintenance and promotion of ACIC IT Security frameworks, policies, procedures and guidance for ACIC staff.
• Taking a lead role in the maintenance and enhancement of the security of ACIC's IT systems, technology and data ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of services and information.
• Providing expert advice on a range if IT Security related matters and ensuring compliance against all relevant Commonwealth and Industry standards and best practices including but not limited to the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and Information Security Manual (ISM).
• Contribute to the strategic planning for agency ICT security including the development of team objectives, processes and procedures including proposing and facilitating innovative initiatives that contribute to business improvement strategies and more effective work practices.
• Contribute to the development and preparation of budgets.
• Liaise with and manage ICT contractors in the delivery of secure services including, but not limited to: ICT services including cloud services, telephony, data communications, data storage and recovery.
• Representing the ACIC at cross-agency forums and conferences, promoting its ICT security culture and promoting the ACIC's business objectives through key strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• Performing risk management based technical security assessments, recommending appropriate mitigations as required.
• Performing specialist or technical research and analysis in support of ICT security investigations and audits and assisting with the preparation of reports in relation to findings.
• Manage ICT security incidents including determining level of severity and risk, assessment and required response, and contributing to the development of long-term measures and mitigation strategies for prevention.
• Establishing and supporting productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including liaising and advising in relation to complex and sensitive ICT security matters.
• Applying expert knowledge, professional judgement and experience to carry out IT security assessments and develop recommendations for issues identified.
• Provision of ICT security briefings and advice to Agency personnel including those located or travelling overseas.
• Providing strategic guidance on the development of ICT security training.