Detailed Job Description
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for developing college policy and strategy regarding matters of information security. The CISO works closely with senior administration, academic leaders, and the campus community. The CISO is an advocate for the college's total information security needs and is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security strategy to optimize the security posture of the institution. The CISO leads the development and implementation of a security program that leverages collaborations and college-wide resources, facilitates information security governance, advises senior leadership on security direction and resource investments, and designs appropriate policies to manage information security risk.
The CISO plays a critical role in addressing the larger institutional issues of information security policy and practice, data governance, risk assessment, and business continuity as well as the compliance requirements that span the institution as the result of regulatory frameworks such as PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, and identify theft prevention practices
Demonstrated domain expertise; a strategic grasp of information security at both institutional and operational levels; the capacity to articulate a vision for information security that engages all constituents, satisfies internal and external requirements, and enables the College's ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation in its academic fields; and the communication and collaboration skills to build support for security-related initiatives and objectives.
Specifically, candidates should demonstrate:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field required.
Relevant professional credentials such as the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Specialist) or CISO certification highly desirable.
Ten (10) years of progressive experience in information systems including five (5) years of applicable information security expertise with at least three (3) years in an information security leadership or CISO position.
Broad knowledge of computer security issues, requirements, and trends.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, plus the ability to achieve goals through influence, collaboration and cooperation.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with an array of constituencies in a community that is both demographically and technologically diverse.
Skilled in developing policy and procedure in a complex, and mission-oriented environment
Experience providing education and training programs on security policies and practices to a range of technical and non-technical constituents.
The ability to establish, implement, maintain, and modify computer and data security guidelines and procedures to achieve the compliance objectives of an organization in harmony with the principles of academic freedom.
The ability to evaluate security software products, oversee their installation and implementation, and interpret findings for practical use by law enforcement, legal counsel, and senior management as applicable.
Experience in evaluating and providing guidance on the information-security elements of software and hardware acquisitions, IT services, cloud-based solutions, mobility, and other present and emerging dimensions of IT solutions and services in a complex environment.
Demonstrated integrity and high standards of personal and professional conduct.
Master's Degree in Information Security preferred
Experience in higher education is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Resume and cover letter are required
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