Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Security Jobs: Chief Information Security Officer, Phoenix, AZ

Global Chief Information Security Officer, a Converged Security Officer Role

Location: AZ-Phoenix
Compensation: Executive Package, Salary, Bonus, Stock
Relocation: Full Relocation Package
Education: BA/BS Required, Masters Preferred
Certification: CISSP, CISM Preferred

SecurityRecruiter.com has been engaged by a Global $20+ Billion Dollar company that employs in excess of 31,000 employees around the globe to identify, recruit and deliver a Chief Information Security Officer who will guide the company’s information security, compliance and technology risk management strategies into the future.  Our clients operations are located in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.


In this role you will be the company’s first CISO and the top security executive in the company.  You will oversee and coordinate global security efforts across the company including information technology, human resources, communications, legal, facilities and other groups.  You will identify security initiatives and you will set security standards.

To qualify for this role, you will have to demonstrate 10 or more years of experience in and around IT and at least 5 years of experience specifically providing information security leadership in a global company.  Our client does business around the globe.  Candidates who do not have global experience will not be qualified for this role.

This role reports to a highly accomplished Global CIO.  Peers to this position will be Directors and Senior Directors. 


·         Establish direction for a global information security program that is aligned with strategic business objectives.
·         Provide leadership to a network of security directors and vendors who are responsible for safeguarding the company’s Assets, Intellectual Property (IP), Computer Systems and the Physical Safety of employees and visitors.
·         Identify protection goals, objectives and metrics consistent with the corporate strategic plan and measure the effectiveness of the overall security program.
·         Manage the development and implementation of global security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. 
·         Physical security protection responsibilities will include asset protection, workplace violence protection, access control systems, video surveillance and more.
·         Information protection responsibilities will include network security architecture, network access and monitoring, policies, employee education and security awareness and more.
·         Work closely with other executives to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and financial methodology.
·         Work with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies from a cyber security perspective (i.e. NSA, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, State and Local agencies)
·         Oversee Incident Response Planning as well as the investigation of security breaches.  Assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with breaches as necessary.
·         Perform other duties as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

·        Requires a BA/BS degree.  A Master’s degree is preferred.
·         Demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of experience in Information Technology where at least 5 years or experience was focused in Information Security and Risk Management leadership.
·         Experience providing security leadership in a global company.
·         Demonstrate a collaborative management style.
·         Requires an intelligent, articulate and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and who is able to communicate security related concepts to a broad range of both technical and non-technical staff.
·         Experience with business continuity planning, auditing, risk management and contract and vendor negotiation.
·         Established relationships within the law enforcement community.
·         A solid understanding of information technology and information security
·         Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor teams and to develop skill sets in team members.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         CISSP, CISM
·         Global experience with Africa, South America and Asia could be a candidate differentiator

Additional Information:

·         Occasional travel will be required to global locations

Our client is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer

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