IT services at the University of Arkansas is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This position reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and collaborates with the University Information Technology Services (UITS) leadership team, as well as key campus business and IT leaders to shape security and business-continuity standards and action plans.. The CISO position requires a visionary leader with sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of cybersecurity technologies with the ability to be hands-on when necessary. The CISO also plays a leadership role in the implementation of security practices and policies through collaboration with technical staff.
The duties for this position include the following:
The CISO 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 within the University network as well as the broader digital ecosystem. The CISO is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and reporting on legal and regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity risk to information assets, while supporting and advancing business objectives along with coordinating the University IT Risk Assessment process; recommending and monitoring computing practices to prevent and recover from security breaches and handling breaches when they occur with the appropriate sense of urgency. Additionally, the CISO will work on continuous improvement and development of University information security policy and strategy and drawing on domain expertise and through a capacity for vision and change management and communication skills to establish a high level of understanding of and attention to information security in a world-class institution of teaching, learning, and research. The CISO maintains awareness of national trends in information security and is involved in national information security organizations, particularly within the national higher education community.
The CISO works collaboratively with University leadership and departmental technical and administrative staff throughout the University and collaboratively with other UA System CISOs. The CISO develops and leads outreach, communication and education efforts to raise campus-wide awareness of information security risk, requirements, and solutions; provides strategic and technical guidance and assistance in the design and implementation of appropriate security processes for campus-wide information systems. The CISO will proactively work with business units and IT partners to implement practices that meet agreed-on policies and standards for information security. He or she should understand IT and must oversee a variety of cybersecurity and risk management activities related to IT to ensure the achievement of business outcomes where the business process is dependent on technology.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least six years of experience directly related to the role
Internal Number: NC1519P
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for em...ployees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.