Director, IT Architecture Security

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/23/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/23/17

The Director SecurityArchitecture is responsible for the overall coordination of information securityarchitecture/engineering activities for the enterprise and reports directly to the head of Enterprise Information Security.  The Director SecurityArchitecture will lead and grow the enterprise securityarchitecture program for the company and ensure it's alignment with the priorities identified by the Sr Director as well as set expectations, drive initiatives and generate deliverables. The Director SecurityArchitecture will define architecture and design based standards, develop best practices and document security patterns for all things architecture across the environment. This will involve technology consolidation, solution standardization, design and implementation of new technology and working with IT to provide guidance on all solutions not specifically implemented or maintained by Security. Strong leadership is required with a solid vision and ability to provide encouragement while driving change on an enterprise scale via a security transformation program.

This role provides design insight, develops and implements security tools and applications, and makes recommendations based on strategic understanding of the overall securitytechnology strategy, threatlandscape, attack surface and threat intelligence information. Works cross-functionally and collaborates closely with other leaders across the organization to ensure achievement of targeted objectives. Provides leadership and direction for team with multiple functional areas. Annual projects and deliverables are established using company business goals and strategies, and communicated by senior leadership.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide expert direction in defining and managing CNO enterprise security strategy and architecture for security services and infrastructure, while considering potential risks in the organization’s current technology deployments, to build a successful and strong enterprise security posture
  • Manage information securityarchitecture for key infrastructures and capabilities, including, but not limited to: Identify & Access Management; Endpoints; Servers; Network; Database; Mobility; Cloud; Data Protection; Solution Development.
  • Review the organization’s information securityarchitecture and platforms to identify integration issues and opportunities to enhance information security practices
  • Recommend projects and programs to improve information security capabilities. Partner with Enterprise Architecture and IT infrastructure teams to design, deploy and maintain information security solutions aligned with the company’s IT roadmap.
  • Provide extensive support and assistance to senior leadership  for decision on future investments and addressing complex issues impacting CNO securityarchitecture
  • Review and approve implementation of emerging securitytechnologies and latest regulatory and compliance requirements for security policies, operational standards and security control framework to enhance operational services
  • Lead remediation activities or projects within the organization and collaborates with impacted business functions in remediation. Provide inputs into the end to end projects deliveries to enforce approved securityarchitecture implementation standards, procedures and methodologies 
  • Lead results analysis of information technologyaudits and vulnerability reviews, including penetration tests and security design reviews of networkinfrastructure and applications
  • Lead the development of infrastructuresecurity metrics for framework maturity, security posture governance, and reporting

Desired skills:

  • Broad knowledge of securityarchitecture and controls in various infrastructure platforms including network (physical, virtual, internal, cloud), system platforms, storage, directory services, and end user computing

  • Understanding of  business processes and risk implications

  • Results oriented and ability to balance multiple priorities and projects

Desired education:

  • BA or BS degree in Information Systems/Business or related field, or relevant professional experience
  • M.I.S, Computer Science or related discipline

Desired certifications

  • CISSP or other relevant Information Security certifications


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