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Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Are you looking for an opportunity that will help develop your career within the technology industry? is looking for a proactive and technical vCISO to manage clients!

Job Description is an equal-opportunity employer looking for team members who have a real passion for security. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the vCISO is responsible for leading our client’s security programs successfully - establishing policies, procedures, performing gap assessments and risk analysis, and leading roadmap development and execution. In addition, as a certified partner of Vanta, the vCISO will leverage the Vanta platform to accelerate the client’s compliance journey as a part of the security program. The ideal candidate will blend deep security experience with client soft skills, communication, planning, and an ability to drive change.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to join a growing team, this is your opportunity. Kobalt is a rapidly growing cyber security services and technology firm focused on addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. Founded in November 2018, Kobalt has been recognized as an emerging company on the Ready to Rocket Emerging ICT list, 2020 Startups to Watch by Techcouver, and has worked with over 500 companies addressing cyber security challenges since inception.


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of recent related experience at a mid-to-senior level working within a complex technology environment and experience in security operations and/or leadership.

Skills And Abilities Your Responsibilities:

  • Advise clients on their cyber security strategy by developing security roadmap, prioritizing security projects, and providing assistance in the executions of those projects
  • Serve as subject matter expert of Vanta, or a similar GRC platform and leverage the application to accelerate client’s compliance journey
  • Enhance our client’s security environment through performing security gap analyses, internal audits, risk assessments, and tabletop exercises
  • Present to client stakeholders on a regular basis to discuss client’s cyber security program progress
  • Provide compliance audit readiness support as required
  • Facilitate client’s knowledge and advise them on security matters
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team (internally and externally)
  • Identify opportunities for security projects and services for our sales team
  • Collaborate with sales team to propose solutions and support clients

Your Qualifications & Skills:

  • A strong understanding of constraints specifically faced by small to medium technology companies and possessing the ability to advise security solutions that are right-sized for these businesses
  • 5+ years experience in Security Technologies, Information Security, Business Resilience, Technology Risk or related fields
  • Customer-first focus.
  • Can work independently and with teams to identify and resolve challenges and overcome roadblocks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients and internal audiences
  • A strong understanding of cybersecurity domains, including Security Operations (on-premise and cloud), Security Engineering, Information Risk Management, etc.
  • The ability to articulate secure best practices of various aspects of information risk management in the context of people, processes and technology

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with compliance standards such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI, and others
  • Operational understanding of networks, cloud systems, software development and other core security elements
  • Knowledge of security best practices across people, process, and technology
  • Active certifications from cybersecurity or cloud vendors (CISSP, CISM, and cloud security certifications)
  • Active certifications from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC
  • Deep understanding of security architecture, forensics, and GRC, and experience with a wide range of IT and security technologies, infrastructure environments, policies, and operational procedures
  • Experience in executing multi-stage projects over an extended period of time
  • Experience with technology firms, such as SaaS B2B firms, Health Tech, FinTech and related sectors

What’s In It For You:

Kobalt Security believes if we take care of our team and value their meaningful contributions, they will take care of our clients and we will all succeed together.

As a member of Kobalt Security, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation and stock options to reward the value you bring to Kobalt.
  • Medical, dental, and optical benefits to prioritize you and your family’s wellbeing.
  • Paid time off to rest and reset.
  • Investments in your learning and development opportunities to support your career growth.
  • Engaging and fun team events to foster strong work culture and interpersonal connections.
  • An inclusive work culture that welcomes and celebrates diverse perspectives and opinions.

About Us: brings security monitoring capabilities of enterprise-class security teams to smaller organizations through its team of Cybersecurity professionals with tons of experience but an innovative mindset. prides themselves in constant improvement and innovation by providing their team with a positive and celebratory environment. is an equal opportunity employer looking for team members who have a real passion for security. We welcome you and celebrate differences in race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you to leverage your expertise?

We want to hear from you – apply today with your resume!