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The chief information privacy and security officer (CIPSO) is charged with the responsibility for building and maintaining an information privacy and security-conscious culture and infrastructure for the Dallas County Community College District, including developing and administering the District’s information privacy and security policy, strategy and vision, assessing privacy and security risks, and coordinating information privacy and security efforts across the district. The CIPSO owns the District’s awareness and training program for information privacy and security:
*Manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of the District’s information privacy and security policy, standards, and guidelines.
*Serves as an expert advisor to the District’s senior management in the development, implementation, and maintenance of an information privacy and security infrastructure.
*Identifies key privacy and security program elements and coordinates with departments or offices throughout the District locations to involved in building a comprehensive information privacy and security program.
*Performs the functions necessary to administer the Texas Administrative Code – Information Security Standards.
*Stays abreast of federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards pertaining to the protection of student and employee information and determines their effect on the District in order to be in compliance.
*Provides guidance and advocacy regarding prioritization of infrastructure investments that impact privacy and security.
*Chairs the District’s Information Privacy and Security Program Strategic Steering Committee.
*Acts as the primary control point during significant information privacy and security incidents.
*Develops guidelines and procedures to ensure that departments consider information privacy and security risks in both ongoing and planned operations, including purchases of new software.
*Collaborates with and provides leadership to location privacy and security officers.
*Monitors information security trends internal and external to the District and keeps District senior management informed about information privacy and security-related issues and activities affecting the organization.
*Understands potential threats, vulnerabilities, and control techniques and communicates this information to location information privacy and security officers.
*Assists locations as necessary to investigate security breaches and pursues associated disciplinary and legal matters.
*Works with Internal Audit and/or other personnel both internal and external to the organization, as appropriate, on required security audits.
*Develops an information privacy and security awareness and training program.
*Works with locations and the Purchasing Department to create selection criteria for vendor products, tools, and services related to information privacy and security.
*Monitors and reports regularly on District-wide information privacy and security activities and compliance as well as the effectiveness of the program.
*Considers physical and verbal as well as electronic use and storage of information in formulating policies and procedures.
*Supervises departmental staff and manages departmental budget.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Management or a related field plus three years of related experience, including supervision, in a complex multi-location environment.
Demonstrated experience as a chief information privacy/security officer. Familiarity with computing systems, networking, and applications common to higher education environments. Ability to interpret technical information and communicate to users with varying levels of technology literacy. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of external professionals and in-house staff from diverse backgrounds.
Official transcripts will be required. Security certification/accreditation, such as CISSP is desirable.
*Will be subject to a criminal background check prior to employment with the District.*
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