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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Thales Doha, Qatar Posted: 13 Jun 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Hybrid
  • Visa Provided


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional
  • Arabic: Basic


Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.
We have been present in Qatar for over 35 years and with over 350 employees to date and we are growing rapidly. Thales in Qatar is part of our Middle East business that has 1,800 people across Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and UAE. Our people are working on two major urban rail projects; the Doha Metro and Lusail Tramway and providing security and communications systems for Hamad International Airport and Doha Port as well as delivering world-class In-Flight entertainment and Connectivity systems.
Thales has been present in the State of Qatar for over 40 years, providing customers with advanced technology for the aerospace, digital identity, defence and security industries.
Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Thales inaugurated the Thales Digital Competence Centre in March 2022. The new centre serves as a hub for digital innovation across digital security, mobility, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity sectors.
We’re recruiting for a Chief Information Security Officer to analyze threats, identify risks, and suggest a governance to safeguard the availability, the integrity and the access to enterprise systems, files and data elements.


  • Assessing IT and Trusted Domains “including PKI and Remote Signing” infrastructures and for potential weak points and implementing solutions
  • Establishing security measures to detect, prevent, and mitigate cyber-attacks.
  • Developing response protocols for successful cyber attacks
  • Providing ongoing Security awareness session and notifications.
  • Promote a culture of strong information security as an active defender against cyber threats
  • Lead the audit activities with different internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop, implement, and monitor a strategic, comprehensive information security and risk management program.
  • Work directly with the subsystems owners to facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes.
  • Develop and enhance an information security management framework.
  • Understand and interact with related disciplines to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards.
  • Partner with business stakeholders across the organization to raise awareness of risk management concerns.
  • Assist with the overall business technology planning, providing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems.

Experience Required

  • Minimum of 9 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security, and governance.
  • Excellent knowledge of common information security management frameworks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and high level of personal integrity.
  • Innovative thinking and leadership with an ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Specific experience in Agile (scaled) software development or other best in class development practices.
  • Experience with Private Cloud computing across virtualized and containerized environments.

Qualification, Certification & Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Information Security.
  • Professional Security Management Certification is preferred.
  • Proficient in English with knowledge of Arabic language being a plus.

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