Head of IT Security

IT, Security, ISO, Network, Systems, CISSP, Manager, Project
Full Time

Job Description

Head of IT Security

Information Technology

HEAD OF IT SECURITY

SUMMARY

The Head of IT Security will be responsible for implementing and running the enterprise information security program. This will involve identifying, evaluating and reporting on legal and regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity risk to information assets, while supporting and advancing business objectives. The Head of IT Security position requires a visionary leader with sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of cybersecurity technologies covering the corporate network as well as the broader digital ecosystem. The Head of IT Security is responsible for establishing and maintaining the information security program to ensure that information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes are adequately protected in the digital ecosystem in which we operate.

A key element of the Head of IT Security's role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization. He or she will proactively work with business units and ecosystem partners to implement practices that meet agreed-on policies and standards for information security. The Head of IT Security should understand and articulate the impact of cybersecurity on (digital) business and be able to communicate this to the board of directors and other senior stakeholders.

The Head of IT Security must be knowledgeable about both internal and external business environments, and ensure that information systems are maintained in a fully functional and secure mode and are compliant with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations. He or she serves as the process owner of the appropriate second-line assurance activities not only related to confidentiality, integrity and availability, but also to the safety, privacy and recovery of information owned or processed by the business in compliance with regulatory requirements. The Head of IT Security understands that securing information assets and associated technology, applications, systems and processes in the wider ecosystem in which the organization operates is as important as protecting information within the organization's perimeter.

The ideal candidate is a thought leader, a builder of consensus and of bridges between business and technology. He or she is an integrator of people, process and technology. While the Head of IT Security is the leader of the information security program, he or she must also be able to coordinate disparate drivers, constraints and personalities, while maintaining objectivity and a strong understanding that cybersecurity is foundational for the organization to deliver on its business goals and objectives.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish Governance and Build Knowledge

• Facilitates an information security governance structure through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program, including the formation of an information security steering committee or advisory board

• Provides regular reporting on the current status of the information security program to enterprise risk teams, senior business leaders and the board of directors as part of a strategic enterprise risk management program, thus supporting business outcomes

• Develops, socializes and coordinates approval and implementation of security policies

• Works with the vendor management office to ensure that information security requirements are included in contracts by liaising with vendor management and procurement organizations

• Directs the creation of a targeted information security awareness training program for all employees, contractors and approved system users, and establishes metrics to measure the effectiveness of this security training program for the different audiences

• Understands and interacts with related disciplines, either directly or through committees, to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including privacy, risk management, compliance and business continuity management

• Provides clear risk mitigating directives for projects with components in IT, including the mandatory application of controls

• Embeds Cyber Judgement across a decentralized or distributed decision-making model

• Leads the security champion program to mobilize employees in all locations Lead the Organization

• Leads the information security function across the company to ensure consistent and high-quality information security management in support of the business goals

• Determines the information security approach and operating model in consultation with stakeholders and aligned with the risk management approach and compliance monitoring of non-digital risk areas

• Manages the budget for the information security function, monitoring and reporting discrepancies

• Manages the cost-efficient information security organization, consisting of direct reports and dotted line reports (such as individuals in business continuity and IT operations). This includes hiring (and conducting background checks), training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews Set the Strategy

• Develops an information security vision and strategy that is aligned to organizational priorities and enables and facilitates the organization's business objectives, and ensures senior stakeholder buy-in and mandate

• Develops, implements and monitors a strategic, comprehensive information security program to ensure appropriate levels of confidentiality, integrity, availability, safety, privacy and recovery of information assets owned, controlled or/and processed by the organization

• Assists with the identification of non-IT managed IT services in use ("citizen IT") and facilitates a corporate IT onboarding program to bring these services into the scope of the IT function, and apply standard controls and rigor to these services; where this is not possible, ensures that risk is reduced to the appropriate levels and ownership of this information security risk is clear

• Works effectively with business units to facilitate information security risk assessment and risk management processes, and empowers them to own and accept the level of risk they deem appropriate for their specific risk appetite Develop the Frameworks

• Develops and enhances an up-to-date information security management framework based on the following: Frameworks like International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2700X, ITIL, ENISA, ISA62443, COBIT/Risk IT and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

• Creates and manages a unified and flexible, risk-based control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards and regulations

• Develops and maintains a document framework of continuously up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversees the approval and publication of these information security policies and practices

• Creates a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to information ownership, classification, accountability and protection of information assets

• Facilitates a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitates appropriate resource allocation, and increases the maturity of the information security, and reviews it with stakeholders at the executive and board levels Build the Network and Communicate the Vision

• Provides input for the IT section of the company's code of conduct

• Creates the necessary internal networks among the information security team and line-of-business executives, corporate compliance, audit, physical security, legal and HR management teams to ensure alignment as required

• Builds and nurtures external networks consisting of industry peers, ecosystem partners, vendors and other relevant parties to address common trends, findings, incidents and cybersecurity risks

• Liaises with external agencies, such as law enforcement and other advisory bodies, as necessary, to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture and is kept well-abreast of the relevant threats identified by these agencies

• Liaises with the enterprise architecture team to build alignment between the security and enterprise (reference) architectures, thus ensuring that information security requirements are implicit in these architectures and security is built in by design Operate the Function

• Creates a risk-based process for the assessment and mitigation of any information security risk in the ecosystem consisting of supply chain partners, vendors, consumers and any other third parties

• Works with the compliance staff to ensure that all information owned, collected or controlled by or on behalf of the company is processed and stored in accordance with applicable laws and other global regulatory requirements, such as data privacy

• Collaborates and liaises with the data privacy officer to ensure that data privacy requirements are included where applicable

• Defines and facilitates the processes for information security risk and for legal and regulatory assessments, including the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings

• Ensures that security is embedded in the project delivery process by providing the appropriate information security policies, practices and guidelines

• Oversees technology dependencies outside of direct organizational control. This includes reviewing contracts and the creation of alternatives for managing risk

• Manages and contains information security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, intellectual property, regulated data and the company's reputation

• Monitors the external threat environment for emerging threats, and advises relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action

• Develops and oversees effective disaster recovery policies and standards to align with the enterprise business continuity management (BCM) program goals, with the realization that components supporting primary business processes may be outside the corporate perimeter

• Coordinates the development of implementation of incident response plans and procedures to ensure that business-critical services are recovered in the event of a security event; provides direction, support and in-house consulting in these areas

• Facilitates and supports the development of asset inventories, including information assets in cloud services and in other parties in the organization's ecosystem

Qualification Requirements

• 7-10 years Demonstrated experience and success in senior leadership roles in risk management, information security, and IT or OT security

• Degree in business administration or a technology-related field, or equivalent work- or educationrelated experience Desired, but not required:

• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) or other similar credentials

• Experience successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic business environment • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations

Technical and Business Experience

• Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standard, Hi-Trust & SOC2 all types

• Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including 800-53 and Cybersecurity Framework

• Sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of information security risk management and cybersecurity technologies

• Up-to-date knowledge of methodologies and trends in both business and IT Job Description Capabilities • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from board members to technical specialists

• Strategic leader and builder of both vision and bridges, and able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization

• Ability to lead and motivate the information security team to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only "dotted line" reporting lines exist

• Excellent stakeholder management skills

• Excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives

• Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management

• A master of influencing entities and decisions in situations where no formal reporting structures exist, but achieving the desirable outcome is vital

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Job Details

City Jacksonville State Florida
Dice Id : 10112718
Position Id : a0E6T00001TmObuUAF
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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