Cyber Security Strategy & Project Manager

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Cyber Security Strategy & Project Manager bij COTRAIN



The assignment is positioned in the CoE Security ‘Strategy and Delivery’ team.
The principal responsibilities of this team are:

  • Definition of thecyber security strategy of our client (Banking Sector – Brussels);
  • The translation of this strategy in a prioritized portfolio of initiatives (projects), enhancements, and studies;
  • Oversight of the purpose, value, status and plans for all portfolio ‘items’ as well as cross ‘item’ dependencies and achievement of business outcomes collectively
  • Act as strategy/project manager (PM) or (more structurally) as support to GS team leads acting as PM.
  • Various stakeholders (contributors and their management) need to be involved in the elaboration of this strategy, roadmaps and in the definition of key actions.
  • Both the roadmaps and the investment priorities are bank-wide deliverables. Good communication and interaction with middle and senior management levels across all functions in the bank is therefore essential.

Responsibilities and main tasks:

  • Perform deep-dive analysis of network security requirements in close collaboration with security architect(s)
  • Elaborate high level roadmaps: propose priority actions to be initiated in a 3-year investment horizon (incl. elaboration of macro-budgets for execution)
  • Closely interact/collaborate with Group to roll-out standard group solutions; ensure solutions balance business and cyber security requirements
  • Direct all phases of the cyber security 'initiatives' from inception through completion; prioritize workstreams and activities in accordance with the overall security objectives
  • Establish milestones and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules; identify and mitigate cyber security 'initiatives' risks and issues
  • Pro-actively identify issues and risks based on the knowledge of each project/capability and their dependencies
  • Regularly interact with senior management and executive levels on topics spanning several functions, departments, entities
  • Ensure that stakeholder input is aggregated in a concise, high quality end deliverable, that can be shared with Sr. Management, and is supported by a communication kit.



  • Master


  • Mandatory: project management and change management frameworks (e.g. Prince2, ITIL, ADKAR)
  • Preferable: other relevant professional certifications (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CRISC)


  • French Fluent
  • Dutch Fluent
  • English Fluent (mandatory)

Required knowledge / Experience

  • Experience in management consulting (5+ years) – Preferably, professional experience in information security (2+ years)
  • Experience as management / business consultant
  • Solid analytical skills; ability to break-down complex issues into their key components; strong deductive reasoning; ability to draw conclusions from a combination of evidence and assumptions.- Preferable: Familiar with financial services industry
  • Project and portfolio management
  • IT / infrastructure security background – Preferable: Experience in information security (governance)
  • Good analytical and synthesis skills;
  • Quick self-starter, pro-active attitude;
  • Autonomy, commitment and perseverance;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to overcome set-backs and difficulties; seeks (and finds) solutions;
  • Good communication and influencing skills;
  • Excellent English writing skills; must be able to write a high-quality synthesis for Sr. management;
  • Factual and results-oriented.
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