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Approach Belgium - GRC Information Security Consultant

You are an open, daring, curious and customer-oriented individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and trust in people? Join us! Approach is actively looking for new quality people.

With deep functional and technical knowledge, we help clients improving their business.



Our Practice


The Cyber Security Consulting Organisation is made of about 45 Security Professionals, all experts in various domains. It consists of 3 practices, GRC, Cyber and Secure Development, with the main objectives to develop specific innovative solutions and offer consultancy services.

The practice leaders support the career development of our consultants through training, events and clear objectives.



Your Role


As GRC consultant, you will perform consulting assignment for our customers:

  • Represent Approach and deliver high standard quality deliverables
  • Bring high value solutions to customers in the area of GRC
  • Delivering GRC solutions in the various lifecycles of the engagement (assessment, project, or as a service)

As part of the GRC Practice, you will also contribute to its development by:

  • Actively participating in the development of a GRC solution offering
  • Developing or improving GRC assets and contributing to the writing of resources and whitepapers
  • Sharing knowledge and actively contributing to GRC team meetings
  • Bringing a positive and “can do” attitude and energy to the team


Required Qualifications

  • University Degree Qualified or equivalent work experience
  • 5 Years' Professional Experience, minimum 3 demonstrable in Information Security
  • Strong understanding of Iso27000 standards
  • Strong understanding Data Privacy and GDPR
  • Strong understanding of Information Risk Management and methods
  • Basic understanding of Identity Management
  • Strong understanding of control standards and objectives
  • General concept of Enterprise security architecture
  • Able to write policies, processes, guidelines and procedures
  • Able to translate control standard into organisational and technical specifications
  • Able to manage data flows
  • Able to implement and monitor security processes and controls
  • Knowledge of Network, Data, System and Application Security Architecture
  • Knowledge of Data Protection technologies and how they link to Data Privacy
  • Manage diverse workloads and prioritize accordingly



  • Contributed or led the implementation or operation of information security management systems (example: ISO)
  • You worked at least 3 years in the field of information security or data privacy as Project Manager
  • Working experience of minimum 3 years in an information security or risk and compliance environment
  • Manage medium size projects preferably in ICT and information security
  • You have been exposed towards middle to senior management (tactical)
  • Experience with governance, risk, compliance technologies and methods
  • You have been participated in a security audit, as Auditor, auditee, remediation owner
  • Exposure to security incident response and crisis management



  • Eager to learn, curious
  • Think Risk
  • Think out of the box, pragmatic
  • Pro-active, anticipate changes and promotes innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work in team environment, including virtual
  • Analytical skills
  • Self-Starter
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Excellent communication and presentation (oral and written)


Additional Experience

  • Candidate should be able to explain the type of industry they already have experienced from a business and information security risk perspective.
  • Fluent in English and, French or Dutch
  • Candidates are preferred to hold professional certifications CISSP, CISM, CISA, certified data privacy officer (GDPR) or other certificates in the field of GRC
  • You have preferably gained a professional experience with a GDPR project
  • General understanding of Cloud and Big Data concepts and actors in the market
  • Basic knowledge of ITIL


Our Offer


To well-qualified and motivated candidates, we offer:

  • An opportunity to develop functional and technical skills and expertise in an area of Specialisation
  • A unique chance to be a real active part in the development of the company (entrepreneurial spirit)
  • A positive challenge in a professional but still friendly and innovative business environment
  • An attractive and performance-rewarding compensation package, including maximum benefit possibilities
  • The advantages of a relatively small structure (around 60 people) in terms of direct communication, flexibility, dynamism and fast decision-making, combined with the financial strength and stability of larger structures, active worldwide, thanks to our solid shareholders' base
  • Traffic jam free headquarter


Your status


We are looking for permanent employees or freelancers for this position





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Company description

Founded in 2001 by successful entrepreneurs from the e-finance sector, Approach was immediately recognized by the banking industry as a very promising player in the areas of Cyber-Security and Secure Development.

Thanks to its unique spectrum of expertise, Approach can propose solutions covering the full value chain of cyber security, from strategic decision down to deep technical design and implementation.

Approach's vision is to deliver solutions across the whole lifecycle of information security and risk management, from assessment and advise, through implementation and management, to training and coaching services.

We help our customers to secure their business from governance to infrastructure and development, in classical markets like finance, retail, etc. but also new ones based on emerging technologies like mobile applications, smart cities, IoT, etc.

Nowadays, our customer base ranges from the largest multinationals to public institutions. For some of our clients we are in charge of the full end-to-end development, operations, support and maintenance of their secure applications: Belgian Mobile ID, Euroclear, Luxtrust, etc. We have also developed another side activity that we fully manage: ATLAS Assignment Manager (SaaS) which is a global mobility HR software.

Our team is made up of certified security experts, CISM, CRISC, CEH, ISO27001 Lead Implementers, with strong track records and successful missions in large and complex environments.

Approach is growing at a sustainable pace. In 2016 our turnover has reached 5.4M€ for around 60+ people.

The company is privately held and has access to a strong capital base. Our reference shareholder and Chairman, Michel Akkermans is a serial entrepreneur, skilled investor and the former CEO of Clear2Pay, an innovative e-finance company focused on delivering globally applicable solutions for secure, timely electronic payments.

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