Chief Information Security Officer
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Responsible for the Information Security and Business Continuity Management for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.Supervise a matrixed staff of 11 persons with global responsibility for the organization’s 185 member countries.Responsible for setting security and business continuity priorities for the organization to include writing policies and standards, creating new initiatives in these areas, overseeing the implementation of new technologies, training to new staff and overseeing the budget of security and business continuity.Also, elected by organisation’s staff to chair the appeal’s council which hears appeals of organisation’s administrative actions.Accomplishments
Wrote the first business continuity plan for the organization and tested it in several tabletop exercises that combined scheduled evacuations to help create an air of realism.
Created and implemented the organisation’s first information security policy.This was modeled on international standards for best practices.Wrote all of the standards for adding additional detail to the policies in specific IT areas.
Successfully managed three major IT projects whilst at OPCW.The first was to bring Internet to the desktop of all employees.Prior to this project internet was only accessible via dedicated, stand-alone terminals.
The second major IT project managed was putting in a new security monitoring system called CA eTrust and installing it on the Security Critical Network in the organization.
The third was co-managing putting in a new database management system for querying new member states declarations on chemical weapons.All three above listed projects were completed on time and within budget.
Conducted an ISO 27001 applicability statement and gap analysis.Got Organization compliant with the ISO 27001 and 27002 standards as verified by external auditors.