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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Location: United States
Type: Contract

Our client is a global pharmaceutical company with operations in 50 countries worldwide and is active on all continents. They employ approximately 85,000 people globally.

 

This CISO role focuses on:

  • Global IT transformation
  • Re-structure
  • Full accountability and autonomy over security operations
  • Growth of internal team

 

Potential Locations:

  • New York/New Jersey
  • LA
  • Texas
  • San Francisco
  • Miami
  • Boston
  • Netherlands

 

CISO Responsibilities:

  • Security Operations / strategy + Project Delivery
  • Policy + standards
  • Cloud Security (AWS & Azure)
  • Security framework + architecture
  • Identity and access management
  • Data loss and fraud prevention
  • Security Governance
  • Threat Monitoring
  • Budget

 

  • Participate and contribute as an effective member of the executive leadership team, working closely with the Chief Information Officer / Board.
  • Set security strategy in association with the CTO, driving roadmaps to deliver key security initiatives
  • The CISO will work across all relevant departments to attain the company’s strategic goals, including setting business requirements, assessing and improving security architecture, and ensuring the implementation of market-leading design.
  • He / she will communicate with staff, executives, and customers to ensure the company’s technologies are used appropriately and optimally, in alignment with strategy + cost.
  • He or she will be responsible for ensuring information security services and costs are competitive with appropriate benchmarks. Previous experience managing an information security budget required.
  • Responsible for managing strategic vendor relationships for information security technologies.
  • Engage with the industry and partners to understand industry trends, create business cases for best practices and implement changes to stay abreast of evolving threats/risks to the business process outsourcing industry to ensure a proactive posture.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide vision, strategy, architecture, and program for ensuring that information assets are adequately protected.
  • Responsible for monitoring and assessing the overall compliance of the organization with information security regulations, policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Growth of internal team and the downsize partner resources to build up security team.
  • Provide strategic guidance of all technology and engineering-related decisions, including product roadmap, to maximize the company’s future growth and profitability.
  • Evaluate and evolve current application architecture, handle verification and validation of mission critical software, and aid in decision-making aimed at developing a more seamless, scalable product. (This could include a product rebuild if deemed necessary).

 

Salary: Negotiable, dependant.