Security Awareness Specialist


Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands




8+ years



Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering




You will identify the Security risks within ASML and the behaviours that ASML needs to change to mitigate those risks.
You will also develop, maintain and coordinate a global Knowledge Protection Awareness program that effectively changes behaviours so our employees act in a secure manner, reducing the most significant risk to ASML. The holder of the position is responsible for supporting both the Knowledge Protection Program as well as Security awareness within ASML Program management by integrating change & communication management.

Job Description

-The Security Awareness Specialist works under the guidance of the Security Awareness and Knowledge Protection Program Manager to devise and oversee the coordination of ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, training and leading program activities.
-Effectivemanagement of the Knowledge Protection program’s (Awareness) projects and management of the risks that arise due to unforeseen circumstances. The KPP Manager will enable effective change the Knowledge Protection Strategy assuring quality and the overall integrity of the program in line with the original goals of the program.
-Devise and coordinate initiatives/activitieswith the KP Coordinators , Super Champions &Champions and other stakeholders to support the roll-out and support improve the program. Helping to expanding and adjusting the Champions network and stakeholders network where applicable.
-Liaise with ASML (security) managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery.
-Proactively monitor and report on the program’s progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
-Managing communications and awareness activities with stakeholders.
-Planning of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the program and develop initiatives to support the direction of the organization
-Ensure that all Champions receive an appropriate orientation and training to ASML and the Knowledge Program. Train and coach Champions.
-Assist in creation ofKP, SCI and CCI policies and related (CB) training.
-Plan, develop, execute, and manage (IT) Security Awareness programs with the focus on IT personnel, including creation and maintenance of required collateral like poster, newsletters CBTs etc.
-Perform on-boarding Security training activities where required.


-Higher vocational education with long term relevant experience.


-Master level with 3-5 years of experience or
-Bachelor with 5-7 years of experience

Personal skills

-Knowledge of Information Security and Knowledge Protection, Policies and standards
-Knowledge of stakeholders and/or issues related to the program area
-Leads small company-wide (security) projects
-Basic knowledge of behavioural change management principles
-Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation
-Sufficient credibility to advise project teams in relation to the program
-The ability to find ways of pro-actively solving problems
-Decide on suitable strategies and objectives
-Coordinate cross-sector activities
-Influence, inspire and motivate champions to be effective ambassadors
-Lead and evaluate Champions and IT employees appointed to the Program
-Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities
-Able to adapt to changing objectives and goals

Context of the position

Products/services/technology and market dynamics:
The role of KPP and Security Awareness Specialist covers ASML worldwide, all locations andsectors.The role is responsible for working with Champions worldwide and supporting them to deliver KPP. The KPP Specialist also trains these designated employees in knowledge protection and security awareness.

Position in the RequisitionLocal chain:
The position is an integrated part of the ASML security organization. The KPP Specialistassists the KPP Manager to present the Knowledge Protection and Awareness Program status and progress to the Security Committee on a yearly basis. The Security Committee comprises of Senior Management.The Security Committee is a subcommittee with delegated responsibilities regarding security from the Corporate Risk Committee whose members are BoM, Executive Management or Senior Management.

Other relevant organizational aspects:
Knowledge Protection and Security Awareness are essential functions to ASML.More than 80% of the security incidents are attributed to human behavior. The program addresses behavioral change in employees as well as training employees in how to interpret policies and standards.

Other information

To attract and retain the best people, we have a competitive employment conditions package, including:
-Fixed 13th month
-Attractive profit scheme; 5 year average (2017): 16.4%
-27 holidays and 13 additional free days

ASML creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the dedication of a company that recognizes and rewards extraordinary performance.