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Cyber Security Director

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:
Responsible for strategic direction of cybersecurity programs and monitoring of programs to ensure that risks associated with corporate systems and processes are anticipated, recognized, and appropriately managed and mitigated. This role requires the ability to work cross functionally with IT teams, and key stakeholders delivering clear recommendations to improve results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Partner with internal and external groups that periodically assess control effectiveness to ensure that these assessments are conducted in a smooth and efficient manner and that any issues and exceptions identified in the operation of controls are promptly and enduringly corrected.

  • Develop and maintain strategy and approach for improving efficiency and value add of the team. Ensures organizational procedures are aligned to maintain compliance with industry standards. Act as a trusted advisor to business and technology leadership on the design and effective operation of controls.

  • Holds internal and external stakeholders accountable for cybersecurity effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement as appropriate.

  • Directs managers and other subordinate staff members in the day-to-day operations of cybersecurity.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
This position manages 5-15 people.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.


Experience: 8 years related professional experience and 3 years Management experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple IT vendor relationships.
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to execute technology and tool automation processes.
  • Deep knowledge of risk treatment and mitigation strategies.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.
  • Thorough understanding of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
     

Department

Department: Security Operations

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship.

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