VP of Information Security

Job title : VP of Information Security
Location : London
Contact : Roddy Coltart
Call : Roddy
Email : email Roddy
Reference : 1838883


Altus Partners are excited to be partnering with an investor-backed software unicorn which has secured significant funding from some of the world’s leading private equity and venture capital funds. Their investment will help fuel an ambitious push into the US market, as well as further develop new innovative technology – allowing them to remain at the forefront of their industry, and drive toward an eventual, high-profile IPO.


They are seeking a VP of Information Security to lead on the security strategy and operations across the business, and ensure their platform upholds the highest possible security standards. This is a senior role and requires someone capable of partnering closely with the leadership team and building cross functional relationships across most of the business. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative VP of Information Security to join a technology unicorn that is considered of Europe’s most exciting SaaS businesses.


  • Oversee cloud security, DevSecOps, security operations and security strategy.

  • Ensure the reliability, scalability and security of the systems

  • Own the Cybersecurity strategy – and ensure detection, incident response, prevention and recovery plans are covered

  • Ensure data protection is adhered to – with access controls, encryption and data classification central to this

  • Establish security policies and ensure these are upheld

  • Identify security risks and manage these accordingly

  • Incident response in the event of security breaches

  • Develop and conduct security awareness training programmes 

  • Maintain a high level of compliance – including maintenance of ISO27001 and supporting legal around other areas such as GDPR

  • Manage third party vendors and partners and assess and manage associated risks

  • Identify weaknesses in the systems through audits, testing and assessments



  • 12+ years of relevant security experience

  • Strong track record leading a security team within a high growth business (ideally a software business)

  • Deep knowledge of regulations and security standards

  • Excellent online and cloud security knowledge

  • Good understanding of IP networking and operating system level security principles

  • Good understanding of large scale infrastructure and software deployments

  • Experience using new and emerging technologies would be a plus