Director of Enterprise Security

Location:  Chicago, IL

Our client, a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar, global manufacturer in the northern suburbs is seeking to fill a critical role on their executive team.  The Director, Enterprise Cyber Security is a direct report of the Global CIO and will create and implement a holistic, comprehensive Cyber Security Strategy while providing hands on direction to a team of Information Security Managers (ISMs) across the enterprise. He / She will operate at a strategic enterprise level as well as partnering with individual divisions of the organization to ensure cyber security risks are detected, responded to, and proactive measures are implemented. He / She is also responsible to make sure appropriate controls are in place that comply with Information Security (IS) policies, standards, operating procedures, industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills with accountability for developing and driving the execution of cyber security program. He / She will work effectively within a matrix organization, handle multiple priorities in an efficient manner, and communicate effectively with senior leadership.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Enterprise Cyber Security strategy, that will establish  a best-in-class Cyber Security Program appropriate
  • Ensure program resiliency by benchmarking against industry trends, security frameworks and thought leadership from 3rd party security analysts
  • Provide matrix leadership and direction to Information Security Managers (ISM’s) across all divisions to drive the execution of the Cyber Security Program
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive cyber threat Detection, Response, Prediction and Prevention process
  • Develop a culture that stays current on the latest cyber security trends, emerging technologies, threats, and incorporate appropriate safeguards into the Enterprise Cyber Security Program
  • Develop, implement, and oversee enforcement of security policies, procedures and work plans based on industry best practices
  • Assess and manage security operations (SOC) in partnership with external vendors, and ISMs to provide continuous improvement in monitoring and reporting security incidents
  • Develop and implement cyber security awareness and training program in partnership with functional stakeholders
  • Monitor recent cyber threats and provide proactive solution to mitigate risk
  • Provide advice; educate management teams of latest breaches and security threats on their relative importance, risk and financial impact
  • Develop an audit plan in partnership with corporate IT audit team and ensure audit gaps are remediated in a timely manner.

Required/Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • BS or BA with 12+ years of progressive IT experience with 5+ years in leading cyber security programs; MS or MBA is preferred
  • Experienced in cyber security strategy development, execution, and project management in a matrix organization
  • Be hands-on while being able to set technical direction for the cybersecurity team
  • Have a well-rounded security background and experience implementing all aspects of a cybersecurity program
  • Strong executive presence and a proven record of successfully leading collaborative working groups across various functional teams
  • Experienced in Data classification, Data Loss prevention, network and system security, Next Generation threat protection solutions
  • Experienced in collaborating and preparing detailed and executive level proposals and effectively presenting ideas to senior management
  • 2+ years in managing Splunk and Qualys environment
  • Certification – CISSP or CCSP or CISM or equivalent
  • Experienced in cyber security frameworks like NIST, COBIT, ISO 27002
  • PMP or ITIL certification will be an added advantage.

Contact Information:

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