Senior Lead Cyber Security

  • Full-time
  • Appointment Type: Fixed Term
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department ID: Cyber Security - CYS
  • Primary Location (Campus): Nathan Campus

Company Description

Creating a brighter future for all
Griffith University is a progressive, values-led university dedicated to learning, leadership, and innovation. This is your chance to help us achieve our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all.

In our Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025, we have have outlined how we will build on our proud history to create an exciting future for the University and the communities of which it is part.

Within this strategic plan, a core initiative that will underpin the future of Griffith is their commitment to digital transformation. This transformation involves significant investment in digital infrastructure and services in support of their major functions of learning and teaching, research and engagement.

Job Description

The Cyber Security team supports the University’s key initiatives in the areas of Cyber Security, Identity & Access, Digital Trust, Governance, Risk and Compliance.  

The Senior Lead – Cyber Security reports directly to the Head of Digital Trust. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and technical guidance on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorised access, change or destruction. 

As a senior leader within the cyber security team, the role will provide expert cyber security advice and guidance to Griffith University staff and students, ensuring Griffith University’s cyber defences are fit for purpose in terms of people, processes and technologies. 

The role will conduct comprehensive assessments of operational and technical security controls, identify, prioritise and lead remediation activities on vulnerabilities and ensure that all aspects of cyber security are effectively coordinated.  

This is a critical position to assist in Griffith University’s Integrity Program to help ensure fraud and corruption control in the University. The incumbent will ensure they understand the University's Fraud and Corruption Control Framework and ensure that processes and practices support the management of the prevent, detect and report controls of the function effectively.  

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:     

  • Lead a team of Security Analysts and Architects in undertaking operational and project work to further the Cyber Security Program 
  • Conduct cyber detection and response activities including incident response, threat intelligence, hunting and security monitoring 
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and communicating security standards and procedures, and designing and providing expert advice on implementing a coherent set of security capabilities in line with industry best practice. 
  • Lead, enforce and monitor the compliance of security policy, standards and procedures. 
  • Provide input to internal and external audit processes including providing requested audit information to ensure alignment with State and Federal Government-wide guidelines and associated processes and ensure that recommended audit findings can be implemented as part of continuous improvement. 
  • Input into regular risk assessments and analysis of critical IT systems, core business applications, and IT infrastructure.  
  • Promote and demonstrate cultural behaviour in accordance with the Fraud and Corruption Control Framework and the University's Integrity program. This includes acting with integrity in undertaking duties and implementing processes to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to fraud and corruption within the University. 
  • Lead and promote compliance with relevant legislation and University policies and procedures, including equity and health & safety and exhibit good practice in relation to same.  
  • Be a leading example of the principles and values embodied in the University’s Code of Conduct, and behave, always act and communicate to reflect fairness, ethics and professionalism. 

What we can offer
This a three-year fixed-term, full-time position based at our Nathan campus.  

HEW Level 10 salary of $125,781 per annum plus 17% superannuation. Total salary package including 17% employer superannuation totals $147,164. 

About you  
To be successful within this role, you will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in managing various IT projects. You will also display evidence of:   

  • Postgraduate qualifications in information systems and/or equivalent extensive relevant experience with a minimum of five years IT security experience. 
  • Demonstrable experience and technical fluency in cyber security operations, security architectures, systems and methods used to protect information assets. 
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO 27001, and NIST. 
  • Experience and expert knowledge in threat monitoring and detection, incident response and remediation.  
  • Proven experience in risk assessment and vulnerability assessment and analysis, including identifying and coordinating associated remediation activities.  
  • Ability to lead a team of security analysts and architects across activities and coordinate a diverse range of cyber security activities across a complex technical environment. 
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including report writing and ability to make presentations at various forums. 


  • Professional certifications including CISSP and/or CISM 
  • Experience in team mentoring and developing staff capability.   
  • A working knowledge of cyber security threat trends, hunting and analysis techniques. 
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment. 

Applicants must have unrestricted Australian work rights and may be subject to a criminal history check. 

Additional Information

As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • salary packaging options and corporate health discounts.
  • generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading.
  • support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role referring to the Qualifications listed above and the position description
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details.

Further Information
For further information about this role, please contact Indianna Rapsey, Head of Digital Trust, [email protected].

For application support, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 3735 4011.

Closing date: Open until filled. All applications must be submitted online. Please note that interviews for this position will be held in mid January 2023.

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