Agency Chief Information Security Officer

  • Job Category
    Public / Civil Service
  • Contract type

Job Description

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an outside-in" view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. We also develop the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications, and facilitate collaboration with citizens and businesses to co-develop technologies.

Join us as we support Singapore’s vision of building a Smart Nation - a nation of possibilities empowered through info-communications technology and related engineering.



To enhance infocomm security capabilities in Agency so that security is well-considered in ICT and digitalisation matters in alignment to Policies and Standards.  Agency will appoint Agency Chief Security Information Officers (ACISO) to oversee infocomm security management. The ACISO is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of information security strategies and related policies. He/She is also required to follow, implement and refine organisational security policies and best practices in line with regulatory requirements and whole-of-government directions. 

What to Expect:
•    Provide leadership within the information security sphere through development of appropriate cyber security strategies and action plans
•    Obtain executive support and formulate information security goals and establish policies, standards and procedures in line with whole-of-government cyber security directions 
•    Provide security governance, enforcing cyber security risk assessment and risk acceptance from stake holders 
•    Ensure cyber security compliance to whole-of-government policies and standards
•    Review, endorse, develop risk management and mitigation plans
•    Advise the appropriate cyber security solutions and technologies to be deployed
•    Develop security awareness programmes and defined processes for Threat and Incident Management
•    Plan, design and conduct security incident response workshops and exercises (table-top exercises, simulation and drills)
•    Advise and ensure secure ICT development life cycle, security controls implementation and asset management
•    Align IT needs with the strategic cyber security direction of Whole-of-Government

How to Succeed:
•    Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent
•    Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
•    Ability to work with cross-functional, multi-disciplined team to formulate, institute and monitor security policies and procedures
•    At least 5-8 years of management experience related to information security and working knowledge of ICT operations, security policies and procedures
•    Good understanding of both IT and business processes and the relationship between them
•    Preferably ‘Certified Information Systems Security Professional’ (CISSP), or ‘Certified Information Systems Auditor’ (CISA) or ‘Certified Information Security Manager’ (CISM) certifications
•    Singaporeans only




Closing on 31 Dec 2021