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Chief Security Officer Africa

Publish Date:  May 4, 2021

Dakar, Dakar, FR

Company:  Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.





  • Implement Security Policies and Information Security Strategy within Africa and if necessary, propose adaption for local constraints
  • Ensure deployment of security & safety in Africa
  • Lead the Group Security organization within Africa
  • Inform and manage key stakeholders in the Atos Africa management team Responsibilities:
  • Security SPOC for development, implementation, and management of the ISMS within Africa
  • Obtain management commitment for the ISMS
  • Establish and maintain the information security program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected everywhere within Africa
  • Provide support to the security officers, safety officers and data protection officers within Africa
  • Supervise assets classifications and ownerships in coordination with Security Officers of the African countries
  • Centralize, support and control the security risk assessments for assets in the in Africa
  • Control the appropriate implementation of the security organization within the African countries
  • Ensures security awareness programs within area of responsibilities and alert managers for non-participation by employees
  • Support security audits at country level/ area of responsibility in coordination with Quality Team
  • Report and analyse on security incidents to Atos Africa CEO and CSIRT
  • Manage the major security incidents & security-related crisis if requested by the crisis manager
  • Maintain appropriate contacts with local authorities (or ensure appropriate contacts are maintained)
  • Maintain contacts with specialised security groups, forums, associations or security professionals
  • Participate and contribute to Global Security by helping Growing Markets Chief Security Officer and the Group Chief Information Security Officer on security initiatives and projects. Reporting:
  • Direct Reporting to Growing Markets Chief Security Officer
  • Indirect Reporting to the Atos Africa CEO Key Requirement:
  • The job holder must be business fluent in French and English.




Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.