Chief Information Security Officer – APAC – Worldline Malaysia

A global leader in payments

This is Worldline

We are the innovators at the heart of the payments technology industry, shaping how the world pays and gets paid. The solutions our people build today power the growth of millions of businesses tomorrow. From your local coffee shop to unicorns and international banks. From San Francisco to Auckland. We are in every corner of the world, in every part of commerce.  And just as we help our customers accelerate their business, we are committed to helping our people accelerate their careers. Together, we shape the evolution.

The Opportunity

In the fast-moving and ever-evolving payment services industry, we require a Regional CISO for APAC, with a deep understanding of payment security and regulatory requirements. You will act as a linchpin in the creation and maintenance of a robust information security structure that secures sensitive payment data and complies with international and regional standards. Your role extends beyond conventional security practices to the meticulous development of SOPs in partnership with compliance officers, ensuring the integration of security and compliance across business processes.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities​

  • Collaborate closely with compliance officers to develop, standardize, and maintain SOPs that align with security policies tailored for the payment services industry.
  • Lead the regional alignment of security strategy with particular emphasis on the payment services sector, including PCI DSS compliance, and adapt strategies to cater to disparate APAC markets.
  • Partner with the compliance office to interpret and implement regulatory and card scheme mandates, translating complex requirements into practical, executable SOPs.
  • Engage with legal and compliance teams to ensure that SOPs reflect the latest developments in payment security regulations and best practices across various APAC jurisdictions.
  • Ensure regular SOP reviews and security policy alignment across APAC, adjusting and improving processes in accordance with changes in technology, threat landscape, and regulatory environment.
  • Communicate effectively with key business stakeholders to implement SOPs that reinforce security while still facilitating efficient business operations.
  • Provide oversight over the implementation of SOPs by regional information security teams, conducting regular audits and knowledge assessments.
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement by incorporating feedback on SOP efficacy from both internal teams and external payment industry bodies.


What We Are Looking For

We look for big thinkers. People who can drive positive change, step up and show what’s next – people with passion, can-do attitude and a hunger to learn and grow. In practice this means:

  • At least 10 years of cybersecurity experience, with significant expertise in the payment services industry and at least 7 years in a senior leadership role managing multi-country environments within APAC.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or related field; MBA or related business management qualification is desirable.
  •  Professional security management certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or PCI-P (Payment Card Industry Professional).
  •  Extensive experience with payment industry compliance and security standards including PCI DSS, and familiarity with regional payment legislation and data privacy laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically manage cybersecurity in a complex payment services environment involving point-of-sale systems, online payments, and mobile payment platforms.
  • Strong business acumen with the capacity to balance payment security requirements with customer experience and operational efficiency.
  • Proven leadership capability in guiding a team operating across diverse legal and cultural backgrounds within the APAC payment services sector.
  • Proficiency in English is essential, with additional APAC language skills highly valued.
  • Willing to travel frequently across the APAC region, with a flexible approach to work hours due to the demands of a global payment services operation


More Reasons to join us

At Worldline you’ll get the chance to be at the heart of the global payments technology industry and shape how the world pays and gets paid. On top of that, you will also:

  • Be part of a company guided by a strong purpose to do good and recognized as top 1% of the most sustainable companies in all sectors worldwide.
  • Flexi benefits include (Healthcare Packages, Physical Wellness, Family Wellness and Technology Purchases).
  • Work with inspiring colleagues and be empowered to learn, grow and accelerate your career.
  • Birthday Leave plus more


Shape the evolution

We are on an exciting journey towards the next frontiers of payments technology, and we look for big thinkers, people with passion, can-do attitude and a hunger to learn and grow. Here you’ll work with ambitious colleagues from around the world, take on unique challenges as a team, and make a real impact on the society. With an empowering culture, strong technology and extensive training opportunities, we help you accelerate your career – wherever you decide to go. Join our global team of 18,000 innovators and shape a tomorrow that is yours to own.

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