Head of Security, Denmark & Germany

Shape the Future of Cyber Security as our Head of Security   

Do you take pride in influencing and shaping the future? Is information security, risk analysis, and change management up your alley? And do you thrive combining your enthusiasm for leadership with your experience within security? Then we believe this is a fantastic opportunity for you!  

 

Who we are we looking for   

We are seeking an experienced Security professional who excels in communication, shows clarity, precision and structure in their interactions, and can build good relations with internal and external stakeholders such as BoD, senior executives, and the security professionals in the team. You can build credibility and have professional weight providing clear directions to the security team while remaining focused on the strategy. These are all essential competencies to succeed in the role. In addition, the suitable candidate demonstrates initiative and bears responsibility for result delivery.  

Beyond the immediate responsibilities, you will also play a vital role in defining and leading the strategic direction of Security at GlobalConnect, both on national and international level, by staying up to date with the market and security trends, identifying both growth opportunities and potential new threats. Your contribution will be essential in shaping the trajectory of business success. 

 

To succeed in this role, we believe you have

  • Ability to develop and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals, both as direct leader and from a matrix perspective.  

  • Deep understanding of most, if not all, security areas, especially cyber security 

  • Ability to get security clearance at FE HEM. The requirement is non-negotiable.  

  • A good understanding of legal, regulatory and national security requirements imposed on us and our customers.  

  • Understanding of common security standards, such as ISO 27000, ISAE 3402 etc. 

  • Previous CISO or similar experience is a valuable asset.

  

Why you should join us  

GlobalConnect plays a vital role as an enabler within society, bringing stable, reliable connectivity to private people, businesses and hyperscales alike. Continuously keeping and developing a secure infrastructure is key to our overall growth, and we hope you will feel you bring good to more than just us and your team. 

This is the chance for you to have a key role in leading and influencing the continuous development of our security organization, currently investing heavily in the field. You will join one of the most significant companies within IT/Telco infrastructure in the Nordics covering more than +215.000 km fiber meaning that +50% of the Nordic internet traffic passes through our cables.  

Besides the above, there is an essential element as a leader in advocating and promoting an innovative mindset within Security, including the newest technologies such as Quantum computing and AI. 

 

About your role  

As our new Head of Security (CISO) for Denmark and Germany, you will be joining a global security organization in a development phase with great opportunities to deliver strategic initiatives, coach the team, and influence the future Security landscape of GlobalConnect. The leadership and the board have a clear goal for our security area: No major security incidents, and as a company, we will do what it takes to ensure it doesn’t happen.  

With continued growth plans and high investment rates to expand, GlobalConnect is increasingly becoming more vulnerable for hackers and cyber adversaries, hence the role needs someone with the necessary experience and motivation for making a mark and influence! The role is top priority for achieving the overall strategy of GlobalConnect and making sure our network, our systems and our client’s data is safe and secure. This is crucial for our business. 

 

Here are some examples of key responsibilities

  • Define and enforce strategic direction for demands and needs within security in Denmark and Germany implementing and maintaining Security Metrics, KPI/KRI implementation, and reporting.  

  • Leadership tasks, including becoming an integrated member of the Security Management team, building long-term relationships with various stakeholders, and establishing a broad skilled team.  

  • Most of your focus will be on cyber security (IT, Network, Information security).

  • Ensure that crisis management in GlobalConnect Denmark functions optimally.  

  • Implementation and understanding of legal and contractual demands.  

 

If the above sounds appealing, see below. 

 

Apply    

To sum it up, we are looking for a senior, business-oriented security leader who excels in developing and driving security initiatives and implementing critical Security strategies for the benefit of the business. The Head of Security for Denmark & Germany reports to the CSO, Chief Security Officer, with a dotted line to the Danish CEO.  

So, if you are keen to be a part of building a modern, best-in-class security organization, develop and promote the security agenda according to best practices, don’t hesitate to apply! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

 

GlobalConnect is owned by EQT and is the fastest growing provider of connectivity solutions and digital infrastructure across Northern Europe. We are the result of recent mergers between Broadnet, GlobalConnect and IP-Only - now operating as one company in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland. Our 1 600 employees ensure that we are the main challenger on each market by delivering secure and future proof solutions to some of the world’s largest companies as well as to private households. And everything in between.

We have helped develop and digitize societies across the Nordics for more than two decades. Our purpose is what drives us to continue - turning visions into reality by empowering society with connectivity.

Location: 

København, DK, 2450

Location: 

København, DK, 2450

With GlobalConnect being present in both Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany we have employees from many nationalities. We connect people and organizations across society. It starts with the foundation of our digital infrastructure and ends with all the things we enable. We strive to simplify the complicated and live by our customer promise and internal value-led behaviors - being E A S Y to work with (Expertise, Available, Speed, You).