The Head of Security Systems is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and
operation of a company’s security systems. The specific responsibilities of a Head of Security
Systems can vary depending on the size and structure of the organization, but generally include:
- Setting the strategy and vision for the security systems, aligning it with the company’s
overall goals and objectives.
- Overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of security systems, including
access control systems, video surveillance systems, and intrusion detection systems.
- Ensuring the availability and reliability of the security systems, including implementing
disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
- Managing the day-to-day operations of the security systems, including monitoring
systems, responding to issues, and ensuring that all systems are operating at optimal
- Developing and maintaining documentation for all security systems and processes,
including diagrams, configurations, and procedures.
- Ensuring the security and integrity of the security systems and data, including
implementing security measures such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and
- Managing vendor relationships and negotiating contracts for hardware and software.
- Providing technical guidance and support to other members of the IT and security teams
and working with other departments to ensure that the security systems are meeting
- Staying current with industry developments and new technologies and making
recommendations for upgrades and improvements to the security systems as needed.
- Conducting risk assessments and implementing security measures to protect the
company’s assets and infrastructure.
- Participating in disaster recovery and business continuity planning and testing to ensure
the availability and reliability of the security systems.
- Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues with hardware, software, and network
systems within the security systems.
- Ensuring that all security systems comply with industry standards and regulations, such
as PCI-DSS and SOC.
- Leading and managing a team of security systems engineers, providing guidance,
mentorship, and coaching to ensure that the team has the necessary skills and knowledge
to support the security systems.
- Providing regular reporting and updates on the status and performance of the security
systems to senior management and stakeholders.