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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

Digital Transformation

  • 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

Cyber Resilience

  • 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
  • Demonstrate ROI

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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