Protective Security Officer (PSO) for P27 Nordic Payments

Do you want to be part of creating one common state of the art payments platform in the Nordic countries? This is your chance to make an important contribution to P27 Nordic Payments reaching its vision to build the world’s first real-time, cross-border payments system in multiple currencies.

About this opportunity

P27 Nordic Payments is looking for a Protective Security Officer who will be responsible for setting out the overall strategy, implementation and management in regards to the Swedish Protective Security Act. The Protective Security Officer will be located in our office in Stockholm and report directly to the Chief Information Security Officer who reports to P27’s CEO.

About the role

You will act as the company’s Security Protection Officer (aka “säkerhetsskyddschef”) as defined in the act and your responsibility will be to drive, advise and provide recommendations on all matters relating to Protective Security to help ensure the organisation mitigate security risks and maintain compliance with the act.

You will work directly with the business units to facilitate security protection assessments and risk management processes. You will also facilitate and drive the preparation of P27’s bi-annual protective security analysis, special assessments and security plans following the Swedish Security Protection Act and other relevant standards regulating physical, personnel and information security.

As a Protective Security Officer in P27, your tasks will also be to:

  • Lead, drive and control the activities for a proactive and systematic protective security 
  • Perform threat, vulnerability, and security assessments following the act
  • Conduct security inspections of outsourcing vendors to assure compliance, monitoring and reporting of weaknesses
  • Provide leadership, awareness and training to employees with regards to protective security
  • Partner up with outsourcing vendors to coordinate, monitor and enhance protective security
  • Partner up with the larger payment eco-system and relevant authorities in the Nordics to support protective security initiatives (both regulatory stakeholders such as national FSA’s, central banks, secret services and the participating banks in the Nordics
  • Liaise and cooperate with the supervisory authorities on Protective Security

About you

To succeed in this role, we expect that you:

  • Are ambitious, pragmatic and problem-solving with an eye for regulatory context and boundaries
  • Have a positive, critical, pro-active and result-oriented attitude
  • Deliver timely, high-quality services which enable tactical and strategic decision making
  • Are a skilled communicator who knows how to make your point clear and are not afraid to speak up or escalate if necessary
  • Are a team player with a good technical understanding

The values that guide us in P27 Nordic Payments are; Together – Excellence – Trust – Courage. We assume that you share these values with us.

Your experience and background

  • Minimum 3 years experience with protective security in regulated industries i.e. Finance, Government Agency, Medico, ISP or Energy.
  • A bachelor or master’s degree, and perhaps certifications such as CISSP, CPP, CISA, CISM, CRISC – or you have the ambition to obtain such certifications as part of your professional development. 
  • Relevant background, from risk, security and law enforcement, legal or similar education and experience
  • Competencies within security protective security, physical security, personnel security and information security
  • Hands-on experience with the Swedish Protective Security Act, ISO27001/2, ISOCO CPMI/CRF, EBA Guidelines, CROE and regulatory principles from Nordic FSA’s is an advantage. 
  • Fluency in English and Swedish (working language is English)

It is a prerequisite for employment that you can pass a security background clearance (Register Control) performed by the Swedish Security Services and subsequently maintain the security clearance throughout your employment period.

Next steps

Please apply via LinkedIn by sending a cover letter together with your CV in one document no later than 9 January 2022.

Interviews can be initiated before the deadline if the right candidate applies so, please send your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to reply only to selected applications.

Background checks are an integrated part of our recruitment process. The role as Protective Security Officer is placed in security class and is subject to register control.

For additional information about the position, please contact the Chief Information Security Officer at thomas.bjoensen@nordicpayments.eu