This position is responsible for providing vision, leadership, oversight and management of both
physical and cyber security policies, procedures and practices. The CISO is responsible for
ensuring that subcontractors implement industry best practice policies, procedures
and practices that address physical security, cyber security, data privacy and protection, as well
as compliance with relevant laws and regulations. The CISO also provides thought leadership in
conjunction with his/her engagement in industry and government forums, and collaboration with
state and federal cyber security experts and practitioners.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an
individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be
assigned to meet business needs.
•Develop and maintain the strategic security program and plan, taking into
consideration business and legal requirements, risk (likelihood and impact), and criticality;
and building consensus among stakeholders.
•Develop, maintain and enforce physical and cyber security policies and practices
designed to protect sensitive corporate assets, ensure data privacy, and comply with laws and
regulations, including the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Payment
Card Industry (PCI) and the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) and other applicable
privacy laws. Familiarity with Service Auditor Reports such as SSAE16 Service
Organization Controls [SOC] reports.
•Manage contractors and outsourcers providing technology services, including
managed security services, infrastructure engineering, operations, desktop support, and
software development. Ensure compliance with the appropriate laws and regulations.
•Develop, maintain and enforce security policies and procedures, for example:
Identification of sensitive data and policies/practices regarding the identification of
sensitive data as well as practices for information labeling, handling and storage.
•Personnel security, including role-appropriate pre-employment background checks;
and Security Awareness Training, ensuring necessary and appropriate content and
compliance with requirements for each SRR employee to take the training as well as
the frequency of updated training.
•Network, infrastructure and application security.
•Ensure technology solutions adhere to best practices and meet security requirements,
including Software-as-a Service (SaaS) contracts, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
contracts, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) contracts and customized software development
•Provide guidance and make recommendations to management and Board of Directors
with regards to the security characteristics (i.e., advantages and disadvantages) of various
technologies and business practices.
•Ensure contracts with 3rd parties contain appropriate security language, including data
privacy and protection language required by state and federal laws. Develop, maintain and
manage a third party security assessment program for key vendor relationship and third party
•Manage the Incident Response Plan. Perform incident response planning, including
developing, maintaining and enforcing the Incident Response Plan in addition to
managing security incidents if/when they occur. This would include coordinating incidents, if
applicable, with associated third party providers and, if applicable, multiple regulatory
organizations and stakeholders.
•Coordinate, provide leadership and management for security related audits and inspections.
•Interface as the primary contact with state and federal regulators and third party contractors
with regards to security posture and practices.
•Provide thought leadership to industry and government forums related to cyber security
practices, issues and challenges in the financial services industry, such as the Executive
•Leadership of Cybersecurity. Collaborate with industry and government security officials on
security-related issues and initiatives, including national security issues impacting the
financial services sector.
•Monitor industry trends for changes in physical and cyber security challenges and implement
planning, policy and procedure changes in response.
•Contribute to industry and government forums that develop industry guidance and
regulations regarding security practices.
•Prepare and present security related briefings for senior and industry executives as
well as state and government regulators.
•To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and
abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience
Education and Experience
•Master’s degree in technology related discipline or a Bachelor’s degree with Master’s
equivalent work experience in information security, privacy or compliance.
•Industry Security Certification such as a valid and current CISSP, CISA or CISM
certification is mandatory. Additional certification in CAP (FISMA), PCI QSA, ITIL,
•CSA CCSK (Cloud) or ISO 27001 is desired, but is optional
•Minimum of 15 years of experience in security is required. Ideally this would include
some experience in the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)/Chief
•Security Officer (CSO) of an organization with a significant “footprint” in the financial
•At least 7 years of experience in managing information security programs in accordance
with the Federal Information Security Management Act (44 U.S.C. 3544), guidance and
standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
•The candidate should possess a Top Secret security clearance, or be reasonably confident
of his/her ability to obtain one (e.g., by already possessing a Secret level security
clearance) in order to participate in classified briefings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Knowledge of, and experience with current physical and logical security issues and best
practices in datacenter infrastructure, networks, end user computing and applications.
•Knowledge of the cloud computing industry, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS),
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including the
security and privacy issues associated with using cloud infrastructure.
•Ability to work calmly during stressful circumstances.
•Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills. Ability to communicate at the
executive level, including CXO level personnel as well as the Board of Directors
and the SRR Board of Managers.
•Strong planning and task management skills. Management experience.
•Strong vendor management skills. Ability to manage and assure successful delivery from
outsourced third party security and infrastructure providers.
•Ability to work in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders to identify and discuss
•Ability to work in fast paced environment managing multiple projects driven by multiple