The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Chief Information Security Officer - a senior level technical leadership position that reports to the CIO of the University. This senior leadership position is responsible for information technology security operations and assisting with ensuring IT security regulatory compliance at the University of Pittsburgh. This position is also responsible for outreach and engagement with departments at all levels within the University.
This position is a high-level, managerial and technical position responsible for security policy, security operations and security engineering. Security policy includes developing security policy and standards for University enterprise systems; Pitt IT maintained systems and services, regulatory compliance, consulting with Pitt IT and other departments, security reviews and consulting with researchers, third-party risk assessments and departmental risk assessment, security awareness and training. Security operations includes firewall access, monitoring security alerts, incident response, notification and escalation of serious security incidents, manage digital certificates and multi-factor authentication. Security engineering includes recommendations for enterprise security solutions, threat hunting, consultation with departments and forensic investigations. Must have excellent leadership ability to include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, independent decision-making, sound professional and technical judgment, and a high degree of initiative. Must also be able to successfully define and implement strategic direction, direct and manage staff time and resources, produce accurate financial reports and budgets, use discretion when dealing with sensitive issues, consistently meet deadlines and consistently manage stressful situations with composure and professionalism.
In addition, this individual must clearly understand and consistently apply the mission, vision and values of the University and Pitt IT to all work situations and tasks. Must accurately interpret, represent and consistently follow University and departmental IT policies, processes and procedures. It is vital that the individual understand the University's computing environment and the impact of decisions on production and development systems. In order to successfully meet performance standards, it is critical that the individual maintain a broad view of advancements in technology and proficiency with new technologies. The incumbent must have at least ten years of IT experience and five years leadership and operational experience in IT security or a related field. A significant understanding of regulatory compliance requirements such as GLB, FERPA, HIPAA, and Sarbanes Oxley is also required. CISSP, CISM or similar IT security certifications are preferred. Applicants should include salary requirements in cover letter.
Master's preferred. The incumbent must have at least ten years of IT experience and five years leadership and operational experience in IT or a related field. A significant understanding of regulatory compliance requirements such as FERPA, HIPAA, and Sarbanes Oxley is also required. CISSP, CISM or similar IT security certifications are required.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.V
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 10+ years experience
Work Schedule: M-F bus hrs. On occasion, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, or scheduled downtime changes. Unscheduled or urgent support outside of business hours may occur. Will be responsible for carrying an escalation cell phone on a rotating schedule.
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Writing Sample, Media Sample
Internal Number: 20001885
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.