Director of Information Technology Security
This position is in Indianapolis, Indiana
The Director of Information Technology (IT) Security is responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security and risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. The Director of IT Security will provide vision and leadership necessary to meet compliance and regulatory requirements and aligns with and supports the risk posture of the enterprise.
This position requires a visionary leader with sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of information security technologies. The Director of IT Security will proactively work with business units to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security. He or she will also oversee a variety of IT-related risk management activities.
The Director of IT Security serves as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee and business information in compliance with the organization's information security policies. A key element of this role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization. Must be highly knowledgeable about the business environment and ensure that information systems are maintained in a fully functional, secure mode.
The ideal candidate is a thought leader, a consensus builder, and an integrator of people and processes. While the Director of IT Security is the leader of the security program, he or she must also be able to coordinate disparate drivers, constraints and personalities, while maintaining objectivity and a strong understanding that security is just one of the business's activities.
Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is owned, controlled or processed by the organization.
Manage the enterprise's information security organization, consisting of direct reports and indirect reports (such as individuals in business continuity and IT operations). This includes hiring, training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews.
Facilitate information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program, including the formation of an information security steering committee or advisory board.
Develop, maintain and publish up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversee the approval, training, and dissemination of security policies and practices.
Create, communicate and implement a risk-based process for vendor risk management, including the assessment and treatment for risks that may result from partners, consultants and other service providers.
Develop and manage information security budgets and monitor them for variances.
Create and manage information security and risk management awareness training programs for all employees, contractors, and approved system users.
Work directly with the business units to facilitate IT risk assessment and risk management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.
Provide regular reporting on the 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.
Create a framework for roles and responsibilities regarding information ownership, classification, accountability and protection.
Develop and enhance an information security management framework based on NIST.
Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
Liaise with the enterprise architecture team to ensure alignment between the security and enterprise architectures, thus coordinating the strategic planning implicit in these architectures.
Coordinate information security and risk management projects with resources from the IT organization and business unit teams.
Create and manage a unified and flexible control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards and regulations.
Ensure that security programs are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies to minimize or eliminate risk and audit findings.
Liaise among the information security team and corporate compliance, audit, legal and HR management teams as required.
Define and facilitate the information security risk assessment process, including the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings.
Manage security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, including intellectual property, regulated data and the company's reputation.
Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action.
Liaise with external agencies, such as law enforcement and other advisory bodies as necessary, to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture.
Coordinate the use of external resources involved in the information security program, including, but not limited to, interviewing, negotiating contracts and fees, and managing external resources.
Develop and oversee effective disaster recovery policies and standards to align with enterprise business continuity management program goals. Coordinate the development of implementation plans and procedures to ensure that business-critical services are recovered in the event of a security event. Provide direction, support and in-house consulting in these areas.
Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the maturity of the security.
Understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including, but not limited to, privacy, risk management, compliance and business continuity management.
Requirements and Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or other related field is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience equal to 14 years will also be considered.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs required. At least four must be in a senior leadership role. Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.
Professional security management certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SANS GIAC, Security Essentials (GSEC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials, is desired.
Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT and ones from NIST.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.
Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.
Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.
Exhibit 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.
Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
Experience with contract and vendor negotiations.
High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
At BraunAbility, we have been providing independence for individuals with disabilities since 1972. Ralph Braun started this venture nearly four decades ago with a few dedicated and loyal employees. We have grown to be the world's leading mobility manufacturer with nearly 1700 employees globally. We have maintained an employee first mentality with an informal and family oriented atmosphere. You will enjoy all of the resources of a large, worldwide company while relishing a small company atmosphere with an open door policy and very easy access to management and ownership. In addition to competitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement, a career with BraunAbility also means knowing that you're making a difference.
Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Performance bonus program
Access to a Health Coach
Onsite Medical Facility for Employee and Family