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Head of Information Securityat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Data Security
Post Date: 
05 Jul 2024
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Security Clearance Required: 


Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

About CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers around the Globe. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 15,000 coworkers, with headquarters across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

CDW prides itself on “making amazing happen”. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and are grounded in the CDW Way.  Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same.  From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together.

Job Summary

As the Head of Information Security for the UK and International business you will report into the global CISO and also dotted line into the Director of Technology for UK&I and will be accountable for all aspects of Information Security in the UK&I business. You will work as part of the global security leadership team to represent the UK&I business and as part of the UK&I Technology leadership team to implement global security best practices, protect our operations from threats and ensure compliance with customer and regulatory requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Own and drive all aspects of Information Security across the UK&I business
  • Build partnerships with UK&I leadership to ensure that local priorities and needs are understood while instilling a strong cybersecurity culture across the organisation
  • Act as a senior member of the global Information Security team to represent UK&I priorities and needs and be the bridgehead for global initiatives to be successfully deployed in region
  • Implement and maintain security policies, protocols and measures across all platforms and locations, driving alignment with our global operating model
  • Lead incident response efforts and manage the investigation of security breaches
  • Collaborate with other Technology departments to ensure compliance with security standards, necessary security monitoring is in place and risks are proactively managed
  • Work with sales teams and our customers to support them in understanding how CDW protects our customers’ information, including hosting calls and responding to RFP questions.
  • Work with the Legal, Risk, Ethics and Compliance team to support management of broader business security risks, achievement and maintenance of government standards including ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials + and respond to issues
  • Ensure strong security measures are embedded in the product development lifecycle, from design through deployment, aligning with industry best practices and global information security standards.
  • Develop and implement meaningful metrics to evaluate progress and effectiveness of cybersecurity initiatives and capabilities. Regularly report on progress to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Provide line management to the local Information Security team including recruiting outstanding diverse talent, managing performance, developing potential, supporting individuals and creating a cohesive unit with shared values and goals

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Management Responsibilities

Must have:

  • Ten or more years in cybersecurity roles in mid to large organisations, recently at or near executive level
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, risk management and incident response protocols
  • Proven leadership capabilities including building diverse teams
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with ability to present to a C-level audience
  • Commercial acumen with an awareness of the financial implications of decisions across Capex and Opex budgets and how they affect TCO and ROI
  • A demonstrable track record of getting stuff done whilst managing competing pressures and deadlines and retaining an eye for detail and quality
  • A passion for technology and its ability to have a positive impact on business

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in a global, matrixed teams
  • Professional security management qualification such as CISSP or equivalent
  • Experience in an IT channel or vendor organisation
  • M&A experience

Essential Attributes

  • Self-driven, doesn’t require micro management
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments with occasionally shifting, ambiguous requirements
  • Passionate about both process and technology and the impact they can have on business and our customers
  • Articulate and credible
  • Quality and detail orientated
  • Positive attitude and influence to others
  • Fast learner and able to adapt to new technology and keep abreast of current industry trends and practice
  • Excellent communicator in all forms to key customer stakeholders
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Able to achieve potential, stay inspired and motivated
  • Able to drive an individual plan based on business strategy

More about CDW and your career with us:

At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes whom you will learn and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self — and your best ideas — to CDW.  Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving — and better solutions for our customers in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

CDW is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a policy of non-discrimination towards all coworkers and applicants for employment in all aspects of employment. CDW does not discriminate against any applicant because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis that is prohibited by local employment law, including those protected by the UK Equality Act 2010. 

We encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply and join us in our mission of cultivating a culture of belonging, diversity and inclusion for better collaboration, innovation, and business results.

Together, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels like they belong and is empowered to bring their full energy, capabilities and authenticity for coworker and business benefits. Will you be a part of it?

What we offer:

Life Assurance

Competitive Contributory Pension

Private Medical Insurance

Enhanced Maternity Pay

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Option to buy additional holiday

Dental Insurance

Season Ticket Loan + additional perks

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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