Chief Information Security Officer

October 5, 2020
Houston, TX
Job Type


This person will be a member of the global Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) direct staff and serve as a critical member of our global IT leadership team.  Our global information technology (IT) department is seeking talented leaders who can help further elevate our company’s performance. 

The IT department supports our internal employees, projects and many of the technologies our clients rely on. Secure and compliant systems and data are critical to COMPANY’s ability to win business.  We have created global Centers of Excellence (COE) to deliver our core technology of which information security and GRC are one. 

  • Develop and drive COMPANYs global information security strategy
  • Continue the maturity and growth of COMPANYs security posture across the enterprise
  • Responsibility across COMPANYs security engineering, architecture and operations, including leading the deployment and maintenance of the end to end security technology stack through internal and external partners to include all aspects of network and data
  • Responsible for ongoing vulnerability management and alignment with COMPANY’s patching standards
  • Establish and govern policies, standards and controls
  • Responsible for the security operations center (SOC) including threat intelligence, monitoring, hunting and forensics, as well as incident response and crisis management functions
  • Must have the ability to think proactively and impart that posture throughout the security team
  • Overall responsibility for the global Governance Risk and Compliance group ensuring regulatory standards of compliance are established and maintained. These include ITAR, DFARS, SOX and HIPPA regulations
  • Lead the efforts to ensure COMPANY is compliant with global data protection and data privacy standards
  • Engage with COMPANY’s employee populations to help educate and raise awareness to matters of cyber security
  • Work closely with other business functions to include HR, legal, corporate communications, physical security, ethics and compliance, and global resilience to ensure cyber security is embedded into enterprise processes outside of IT
  • Provide regular updates on the cyber security landscape to the CIO and other IT leaders, as well as the board of directors and other leadership committees
  • Provide presentations and updates to other Executives across the company
  • Manage capital and operational budgets across the department


  • Passion for security and technology and ability to leverage into value creation
  • Strong leadership and management skills with enthusiastic, confident and inspiring style
  • Proven technical experience in all facets of predicting, preventing, detecting and responding to cyber or information security vulnerabilities
  • Experience with state-of-the-art defense-in-depth architectures
  • Experience with regulatory requirements and building security programs to align with NIST 800-171
  • Demonstrated skill in partnering with 3rd parties to include government agencies and technology firms in both preventative and reactionary actions and strategies
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  Able to influence and navigate difficult situations and inspire your teams
  • Ability to bring people together to create detailed strategies for security across the company
  • Demonstrated experience perceiving threats facing an organization, understanding how they can be transformed into attacks and safeguarding the organization against breach or significant interruption
  • Must a have a mindset of anticipation and resilience
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills with demonstrable experience in working with executive management to advance key objectives
  • Has demonstrated cross-cultural effectiveness
  • Ability to manage global complexity, changing priorities and conditions
  • Willing to travel occasionally

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree computer science, management information systems, business administration or related discipline desired; 16+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 8 years of leadership
  • Technologist and subject matter expert (SME) across information security domains
  • Experience in strategic planning and budgeting
  • Knowledge of national and international security-related regulations and frameworks such as ISO, SOX, GDPR, DFARS and NIST
  • Experience in program or project management
  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. Degree
  • 15+ years of professional experience in information security, risk management, and privacy roles
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