SA justice portfolio to get first CISO

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SA justice portfolio to get first CISO

Security chief to oversee SA Police, court cyber defences.

South Australia is looking for a chief information security officer to shore up data defences across the state’s police force, courts, prisons and child protection agencies.

The newly-created two-year role will be located within the Attorney-General’s Department, working for the portfolio's shared services unit Justice Technology Services. The government is offering a salary of up to $107,568 per annum.

The role will oversee a new security, governance, risk and compliance function within JTS, which will be responsible for delivering information security advice and technical services to portfolio agencies such as SA Police.

The successful candidate will launch efforts to bring “secure applications, infrastructure, web hosting  and network services” to JTS’s client organisations, according to the job ad.

The successful applicant will become a member of the JTS management team and will answer directly to JTS chief Geoff Ravenscroft.

The new CISO will ensure all the justice portfolio agencies comply with the state’s strict information security management framework, and will be responsible for investigating any information security breaches that occur.

The AGD will take applications until 3 September 2015.

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