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Security Officer

  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Security & Privacy Office

Job description

About Northwave

From our head office in Utrecht, we have been providing 24*7 cybersecurity services for more than 17 years. In doing so, we not only look at the technology, but also at the human behaviour within the organisation and thus provide integrated security services. That's why organisations that take their cyber security seriously like to work with us. We take the complexity of security management off their hands, leaving them in control.

We are a fast-growing organization of 250+ employees, which is the market leader in the field of information security. Our 100% self-financed European company is on a mission to make high-quality, integrated information security accessible to organizations that depend on their digital business. Northwave stands for diversity, inclusivity, quality and long-term relationships.

What you do 

You are responsible for implementing and execution of risk-based security management. As a Security Officer you are working for multiple clients simultaneously. Because of your understanding how to mitigate specific risks at the client, you ensure adequate security management.

In your role, you ensure that security management is safeguarded in a continuous cycle at your clients. You understand their biggest threats and create a security management plan to mitigate these risks. Therefore, you take a holistic approach and know when the customer needs technical or behavioral measures besides their business-related measures. You are working closely together with our other cybersecurity teams. The client can focus on its core business because of your guidance towards the right actions regarding security management.

The team 

The Security and Privacy Office (SPO) is part of our Managed Security Services department. You’ll join a team of enthusiastic Security Officers/CISOs who are primarily responsible for an optimal service delivery and client partnership. You’ll closely work together with other teams within the same domain (Privacy; information security project team) as well as with team members of other domains within Northwave.

Of course, you won’t do this by yourself. Our Security & Privacy office consists of different lines of support. The first line of support is there to answer all incoming questions. The second line acts on a more tactical level and the third line are the strategic partner for the organization. Together you ensure the client can focus on what’s important: their primary business. You report to our Manager Security and Privacy Office.

You enjoy

  • Designing and updating security and data protection
  • Building and maintaining a relationship with your clients and understanding their core business
  • Being a partner for the client and advise them on a tactical or strategical level, often at board-level
  • Translating abstract information security issues in concrete solutions
  • Creating a change throughout a management system for the client
  • Monitoring the implementations and continuation of security (and privacy) management
  • Being an inter- and intra team collaborations builder, fostering our integrated approach

What you can expect

  • A salary depending on your knowledge and experience
  • Mobility plan
  • Macbook Pro and iPhone
  • 25 vacation days per year
  • A good pension scheme
  • Great Northwave events and parties, click here to see more

Job requirements

  • Several years of experience in a comparable role (e.g. Security Officer, CISO, Security Consultant or Project Manager Information Security).
  • An independent and well-structured way of working
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • CISSP/CISM/CISA/CCSP/CIPP-E/CIPM certifications are an advantage


What is important to you in your next step? We are happy to start a conversation. Apply directly or contact our recruiter Bastiaan first.
+31 6 45 880 490

  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Security & Privacy Office


  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Security & Privacy Office