What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Business Group (VBG) Public Sector Information Security Officer (ISO) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Public Sector Information Security Program (Policies and Procedures) to ensure that systems and information assets are adequately protected. This position is responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on information security risks & delivering on risk outcomes in a manner that meets public sector compliance and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to FISMA, FedRAMP, CJIS, DoD RMF, NIST 800-53, 800-37, 800-137, and government agency-specific requirements. This position will require engagement with public sector customers and is in direct alignment with the Corporate Information Security Office and VBG Chief Information Security Officer.

The Public Sector ISO is tasked with driving compliance through the implementation of recurring risk management and compliance programs and exercises. Additionally, this position will drive key security programs to maintain information risk within corporate and customer risk thresholds, including:

  • Developing and driving effective risk management strategies within the VBG Public Sector organization to improve cyber risk posture in alignment with the overall Verizon Cybersecurity Program without interfering with core business requirements.

  • Driving standard processes and controls that meet evolving regulatory and contractual requirements

  • Planning and testing responses to security breaches, including the possibility for discussion of the event with customers, partners, or the general public.

  • The Public Sector ISO is a leader with strong skills in technology and business management, who will proactively work with operating units and IT, to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security. He or she will also oversee all cyber risk management activities within the public sector business.

  • The Public Sector ISO serves as the process owner of all ongoing activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of customers, business partners, employees and business information, in compliance with the organization's Information Security policies.


  • Establishes and directs the Public SectorInformation Security Program, and drives the overall strategy and operations to reduce risk.

  • Defines and drives the delivery of the organization's Information Security Program to support VBG public sector business objectives, security environment and technology base.

  • Communicates security risks in business terms that can be clearly understood at all levels of the organization.

  • Provides policy & procedure interpretation and clarification and technical information security guidance to business leaders, data owners, project leads, application development teams, system operators users, and customers.

  • Provides advice and counsel to business executives regarding key initiatives that could be impacted by compliance, risk or security issues.

  • Provides consultation to the organization regarding information security requirements and provides recommendations on security capabilities that support the business.

  • Provides direct training and oversight to all VBG public sector employees, affiliate partners, alliances or third parties, as part of the overall Information Security Program.

  • Establishes components of a security awareness program and leads in developing the requirements, methods and vehicles for security awareness delivery.

  • Leads in the collection and analysis of metrics to measure and report the effectiveness of security solutions and drive improved results.

  • Leads the development of special security certifications, reports and/or maintenance plans required to meet compliance and audit standards of Federal, State, City & County or industry, as applicable

  • Leads in analyzing components of the Information Security Program to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement (evaluation process).

  • Provides consultation for the design of solutions for the secure implementation of communications, network, platforms and business applications.

  • Provides technical expertise and explains security capabilities and requirements.

  • Communicates, oversees and carries out technical implementations of security solutions required to meet business objectives

  • Locally leads and is directly involved in the investigation and resolution of security events, and assists with business matters (legal, contractual, privacy, etc.) associated with such events.

What we’re looking for...

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 15+ years of security experience, with specialized expertise in public sector compliance and regulatory requirements (FISMA, FedRAMP, CJIS, DoD RMF, NIST 800-53, 800-37, 800-137, and government agency-specific requirements)
  • Strong communication skills including strong verbal presentation skills. Able to present and communicate at all levels of Verizon and public sector customers, including senior management
  • Viewed as an expert in information security with strong analytical skills who is able to interpret complex information and adapt as needed
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment with globally diverse team members
  • CISSP, CISM or related certification is a strong plus

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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