Group Security: Technical Security Assurance Lead

Location FRANCE, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology
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Job purpose

  • Contribute to the definition of the Group Security assurance test strategy and approach to ensure Group Security assurance goals are met
  • Provide assurance over the effectiveness of information security controls across the organization
  • Scope and perform the assurance testing plan
  • Coordinate the assurance testing issue resolution and escalation
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of assurance testing frameworks



Job title: Technical Security Assurance Lead

Business Unit: AXA Group Security

Location: La Défense

Reports to: Head of Assurance Testing

Internal actors: Expected to interact with Group Risk & Group Internal Audit, IT Leadership & Business Leadership, Group Compliance & Legal, IT Operations & Business Operations, peers, Local/Regional CISO and Security teams members

External actors: Expected to interact with external third parties to be tested and vendors



  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • An MSc Information Security would be desirable but is not essential


  • Information Security and/or Information Technology industry certification (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC or equivalent) strongly preferred
  • Member of IISP or have the qualification, skills and experience to become a member

Overall work experience in the field

  • Experience in assurance testing activities > 7 years
  • Experience with vulnerability analysis tools >7 years
  • Experience of working with specific Information Security Controls and Vulnerability Databases > 5 years
  • Experience in network and/or firewall engineering, administration, design and implementation including experience in applying methodologies and principles for all levels of Information Security > 5 years
  • Experience with technologies, tools and process controls to minimize risk and data exposure > 5 years

Skills / abilities

  • Ability to function effectively in a matrix structure
  • Operate comfortably at management level
  • Good facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Team player
  • Apply analytical rigor to understand complex business scenarios
  • Fluent in English

Company statement

With over 102 million customers in 56 countries, AXA's strong global franchises and three lines of expertise - Property & Casualty, Life & Savings and Asset Management - provide a distinctive business portfolio. As a company whose business is to protect people, we have a responsibility to leverage our skills, resources and risk expertise to build a stronger and safer society. To achieve our mission, we are committed to redefining the standards of our business so that we truly differentiate ourselves and earn the trust of our key stakeholders. AXA is setting-up a Group Information Security practice in order to reinforce its short-term risk reduction strategy, aligned with AXA strategy & culture and based on the industry standards.

Business unit statement

To support our business strategy and digital transformation, AXA is building a new Group Information Security Practice to ensure a coordinated response to the increasing cyber security threat, enable risk decisions to be made consistently across the organization and establish sustainable security capabilities that are integrated with the business. Our vision for Information Security is to ‘protect our stakeholders by securing our information assets, managing our cyber risk and enabling business strategies in an efficient and effective way, fully supported by executive leadership and underpinned by all AXA employees’