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Iretioluwa Akerele

Information Security Specialist

Works remotely from Manchester

  • 53.471419
  • -2.244834
  • Suggested rate € 900 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (9)

Iretioluwa in a few words

A Cybersecurity professional with 10+ years’ experience in information security, data privacy, regulatory compliance, business continuity, implementation of security controls, and risk governance. Demonstrated the ability to supervise and lead teams across different functions. Established, developed, and implemented cybersecurity & risk management strategies across complex and global organizations. An ambitious professional who is passionate about managing projects within set deadlines.
Iretioluwa’s area of specialization is in Privacy and Identity Management, Incident Response Planning and Testing, Vulnerability and Patch Management, Risk Management, Asset Management, Stakeholders Management, Security Awareness Training, Cybersecurity Governance, Third Party Management, Intrusion Detection, Endpoint protection, Network Security, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Security Assessments and Policy Formulation. As a Senior Information Security Consultant and Team Lead, Iretioluwa has led various teams to implement information security standards and frameworks for clients across diverse industries including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Fin-techs, Transportation and Logistics amongst others. Iretioluwa has a good working knowledge of Cybersecurity standards and frameworks including ISO 27001, NIST CSF, COBIT 5, ITIL, ISO 22301, GDPR, SOX, PCI DSS amongst others.


Domestic and General

Banking & Insurance

Senior Information Security Specialist  - As a freelancer

May 2022 - August 2022 (2 months)

Carrying out Information Security assessments in line with the ISO 27001 Standard
• Supporting Internal stakeholders in remediating the identified ISO 27001 gaps
• Supporting Internal and External ISO 27001 audits
• Assisting in the maintenance and improvement of the Information Security Management System (ISMS), so that certification to ISO27001 is maintained
• Leading on the continuous improvement of D&G’s Information Security posture
• Defining, implementing and maintaining information security policies, standards, procedures and processes
• Managing policy approval and publication process
• Updating Internal and External Audit findings into the risk application (Magique)
• Managing stakeholders in the Technology and Operations team
• Following up with risk owners on the implementation of controls