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What you’ll be doing...
*Open to remote employment, candidate dependent*
The Network & Information Security Director - Cyber Strategy & Program Execution is a critical member of the CISO leadership team, focused on developing executable cyber strategies that meet the overall needs of our diverse businesses and customers. We are looking for a transformational business leader that inspires creativity, and strong competency in both setting and executing cyber strategies across a highly complex business environment. The Strategy & Program Execution Leader shall have significant working security experience, knowledge and accreditation in the following areas:
Cyber security, Product Security, GRC leadership and transformation in large top 50 enterprises
Proven leadership capabilities in large scale business and technology transformation
Demonstrable success in leadership in Cyber security organizations
Strategy and operational expertise in cyber defense, GRC, Program management and product and cloud security
Information Security Standards and Frameworks – Knowledge of common information security standards such as: ISO 27001/27002, NIST CSF, FEDRAMP, CSA and CIS Controls.
The Cyber Strategy & Program Execution Leader will oversee a team of security professionals responsible for:
Strategy & Execution
Monitor the Verizon business initiatives, significant external factors, participate in key VZ business leadership governance bodies for roadmap item identification
Document and maintain strategic objectives, threats, maturity improvements, imperatives, projected benefits, dependencies, projected effort and other relevant information for roadmap initiatives and project prioritization
Maintain a multi-year strategic roadmap for security initiatives, strategic outcomes and end vision
Socialize and align on periodic updates to Cyber Strategy with Cyber Security Leadership
Support the CISO in definition and implementation of the Operating Model designed to achieve the Cyber Strategy, including strategic external partnership options
Lead CISO’s executive governance, Board reporting and analytics
Project Management Office
Serve as the central focal point, consolidate, prioritize, and sequence new cyber initiatives and projects using the strategy prioritization methodology.
Update strategic roadmap with new initiatives and underlying projects
Determine appropriate sponsor / owners for new or reprioritized initiatives / projects
Socialize initiatives and project requirements, timing, and scope with identified initiative owners
Determine current state cyber program maturity and define target state
Assign and align initiative ownership, projects and milestones
Facilitate execution of the cybersecurity roadmap, drive accountability
Work with initiative teams to drive cybersecurity initiative completion
Track and monitor status of initiative completion and progress toward target state goals, overall program health
Establish and maintain a Corporate Information Security metrics framework, data and reporting platform
Drive digital enablement training for CIS
Define high-level digitization objectives for CIS program leads and oversee execution
Establish and maintain an overall cyber resilience framework; leverage it as input to the cyber strategy
Transform the cyber awareness program to maturity of the global Verizon workforce cyber understanding and response capabilities; evolve the security awareness efforts to ‘human-centered security program’ based on behavioral psychology and risk reduction
Enhance secure behavior by design efforts
Support redesign of physical environment, business workflows
Deploy just-in-time security notices
Demonstrate program success
Establish behavioral program metrics
Metrics & Reporting
Maintain strategy program health metrics (based on established spending metrics, progress against milestone data, etc.)
Establish and maintain a CIS metrics reporting framework, determine gaps & work with CISO reports to improve data points and coverage.
Workforce Strategy & Execution
Work with CISO reports to define optimal operating model resourcing and competencies
Establish and maintain a workforce training curriculum and career development planning
Introduce a placement strategy for career development, ‘cross-pollination strategy’
What we’re looking for...
10+ years people management with a proven track record of building, training, and developing a high-performing team; ability to lead and motivate an organization of security professions to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only "dotted line" reporting lines exist
Strategic leader and builder of both vision and bridges, and able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization; proven leadership in advanced information systems combined with broad business acumen, which extends beyond the functional responsibilities of the role
A thorough understanding of industry best practices in information security
Experience working on cross-functional teams including engineering, products teams, legal and security
Extensive exposure and experience with communicating and presenting to executive stakeholders including engineering, legal and C-suites.
Experience with regulatory standards such as DFARS, CJIS, NYDFS
10+ years of experience with leading information security frameworks such as ISO27001/2, NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, FedRamp, FISMA
Experience effectively prioritizing work, juggling competing priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security, Security Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience; Master’s Degree in a technical discipline is preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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