Liaise and coordinate with internal and external parties at the appropriate levels to bolster and ensure smooth flow of the company’s IT security standing.
Direct the efforts of the IT Security team and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organisation.
Represent Qatar Airways IT Security in various formal groups including OneWorld, SITA, IATA, EASA, Airbus. Participate in all IT Security matters with partners (OneWorld, Other Airlines, Civil aviation authorities, Aircraft Manufacturers) and other third parties such as iCTQatar, the regulatory body for Information Technology for the State of Qatar.
Planning & Budgeting
Exercise financial authority to the level delegated by the Chief Information Officer - prepare the annual IT Security department business plans and operating and capital expenditure budgets, ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all activities. Monitor expenditure against approved levels on a regular basis and investigate and justify significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.
Ensure that proposed IT Security solutions are in line with the departmental budgeted and approved costs.
Management & Leadership
Direct and manage the IT Security function providing leadership, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards and staff pride in performance and contribution.
Establish and oversee the implementation of appropriate processes for performance management and appraisal to ensure the employees are clear on the contribution required from them and are fairly appraised to allow for appropriate linkages between performance and reward.
Design IT Security controls and head implementation of the IT Security design team.
Develop an IT Security framework that is clearly measurable, applicable and meets the business requirements.
Ensure best IT Security standards are maintained at all times by staying abreast of industry trends and demanding the highest professional standards from all members of the team at all times.
Manage technical expertise within the IT Security team in terms of consultancy and mentoring.
Assign suitably qualified resources to projects to support the ongoing IT security work programmes.
Direct IT Security governance throughout the IT department.
Carry out IT Security workshops with all levels of staff in the IT organization including setting out Security Awareness Programmes.
Establish the IT Security team’s objectives and priorities to align with and support business objectives.
Regularly evaluate the team’s objectives, plans, procedures and practices, and makes appropriate changes if needed.
Oversee and supervise employees. Direct daily activities, recruit, train, develop and discipline to ensure a high standard of service delivery.
Train and develop other employees, to ensure succession planning is in place.