Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – IT job in Netherlands

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) 

 – IT job in Netherlands

Employer name, application deadline, working location, working hours per week, salary/wage, and education level requirement are as follows:

Municipality of Houten

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Apply no later than Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • 4447 – 6103
  • Other · HAVO · HBO · HBO+ · MBO+ · VWO · WO

Job offer

Are you the new colleague who wants to commit to tackling the threats of cybercrime in a beautiful municipality in the middle of the Netherlands in the coming years?

Municipality of Houten is looking for Team Information one

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • 36 hours a week, scale 12
  • Vacancy number: 2023-017-INFO
  • Response time: as soon as a suitable candidate applies, we are happy to discuss it

What you’re going to do
As a CISO at the municipality of Houten, you are involved in information security in various ways. Below are the main elements of this function:

  • Policy and coordination: You define the strategy for information security of the municipality of Houten and you organize the realization of the security measures. You work a lot with colleagues, both within the Information Team and other disciplines. You are an advisor for the portfolio holder and the management and the point of contact for the organizations for which the municipality of Houten is the hosting partner. In addition, you have periodic consultations with the CISOs in the region.
  • Control and registration: You ensure periodic testing of the measures taken and determine whether the organization is still ‘in control’. You monitor the handling of security incidents and ensure that reports from the SOC are followed up quickly and adequately. In the absence of the Privacy Officer, you deal with urgent privacy matters. You ensure that an information security risk analysis is carried out periodically (annually) and that measures to be taken are taken from it and progress is monitored.
  • Communication and information: You ensure that the subject of information security receives regular attention within the organization, for example through current messages on the intranet and testing awareness within the organization. You actively promote that all employees follow training courses in the field of security awareness and you are available as a source of information for your colleagues. You maintain contacts with parties in the field, such as the Municipal Information Security Service (IBD) and with commercial parties of which the municipality of Houten uses information security products. Of course you make sure that you are well aware of new laws and regulations and (daily) of new threats in the field of cyber security.
  • Advice and reporting: You identify bottlenecks or gaps in the policy and propose solutions. You can act as a project leader for security projects. You are able to coordinate information security with current projects within the organization and provide solicited and unsolicited advice to your colleagues or management. You periodically report to the management of the organization about the policy pursued with regard to information security, the progress of the implementation of new measures, the incidents that have occurred, actions taken, the results of investigations and the results of checks.

Who you are

  • You have completed a (post) HBO level education in a relevant direction such as Information Security Management Expert or Certified Chief Information Security Officer;
  • You have at least 3 years of demonstrable recent experience in a similar position at a comparable level, and with the implementation of and specialist knowledge of information security and the interfaces with privacy;
  • You have demonstrable experience in performing risk analyzes and implementing security standards such as the Baseline Information Security Government (BIO), ISO27001 and the security measures in the context of the AVG;
  • Certifications (or willingness to) CISSP and CISM is an advantage;
  • You have knowledge of the current state of affairs and possibilities of ICT (operating systems, networks, standards, development and management methods);
  • You have demonstrable experience with project management and managing suppliers in a control organization;
  • You dare to take responsibility and show initiative;
  • You have strategic/tactical insight and are process-oriented;
  • You have a feeling for administrative and political relationships and decision-making processes;
  • You have excellent written and oral skills (NL & EN);
  • You have excellent advisory skills and a hands-on mentality.

If you do have the right competencies and training, but you have less experience, don’t hesitate to respond! We look forward to receiving your application!

Working at Houten
We would like to introduce ourselves to you. The municipality of Houten is centrally located in the Netherlands, in the Utrecht region and has 50,000 inhabitants. Every day we contribute with 400 colleagues to ensure that residents of Houten find a pleasant place to live. With us you will be given your own responsibilities and space to give substance to your work yourself. As colleagues, we are there for each other. We walk in together easily, our doors are literally and figuratively open to each other.

Which team will you join:
You are positioned in team Information of the municipality of Houten. This team consists of ICT management, a number of functional managers, advisers in the field of information, privacy and data security and colleagues who deal with Geo-information and GEO key registers. In this team, approximately twenty-five employees work in an informal, collegial working atmosphere.

Our goal is to support other teams as best as possible with information (technology). We are an innovative municipality and like to participate in new developments. We give you the space to develop further and to experiment. We are always willing to spar and achieve a good result together.

This is what you get from us

  • A salary that depends on your education and experience. If you meet the job requirements, we can scale you in job scale 12. The gross monthly salary in this scale is a minimum of €4,447 and a maximum of €6,103 (salary table April 2022) for full-time employment (36 hours per week) . If you do not yet meet all the job requirements, you will be scaled in preliminary scale 11. If you are mutually satisfied, you will be eligible for permanent employment after one year (based on an assessment interview).
  • Holiday pay and an end-of-year bonus in the form of an Individual Choice Budget (IKB). You can freely use this IKB, for example by having it paid out or for extra leave.
  • Partly working from home in consultation is one of the possibilities
  • Travel allowance for commuting, partially paid parental leave, a contribution towards the costs of health insurance and a pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities, for example through our internal training center:
    the Wooden Academy.
  • Possibility to exercise with a discount via Bedrijfsfitness Nederland.

Got excited?
Thank you for taking the time to read this vacancy text in its entirety. That may mean that you want to apply. Do you want to know more about the position or do you have any questions? Then you can contact Piet Woudt on 0655975340. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Amy van Deel, HR adviser on 06-38935428.

Do you want to apply? We are happy with that! Fill in the digital form and apply with a motivation letter and recent CV. Please state the vacancy number with your application: 2023-017-INFO

The applications are continuously reviewed and the vacancy remains online until we find the right candidate. If we expect that we can be a good match, we will invite you for an interview. We look forward to receiving your application!

Good to know: Integrity is important to us. We therefore ask you to provide a VOG when you start.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

More information about this vacancy?

Please contact Piet Woudt of the Municipality of Houten (


About the organization

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030 63 92 611

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