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2 Jan 2018

Full-Time Director Information Security ( Hands On )

Brian Leary Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Our Very Unique Startup seeks a Director of Information Security will report directly to the Sr. Director of Information Technologies. The Director of Information Security will be responsible for designing, implementing, and enforcing security controls, safeguards, policies, and procedures to ensure the protection of our Biosciences client’s computers, mobile devices, networks and data against threats, such as security breaches, computer viruses and attacks by cyber-criminals.


Define and document security policies, protocols, and procedures
Identify, implement, and manage security controls
Investigate security incidents and mitigate identified risk(s)
Review and manage security audit logs for all Cloud and on-premise systems
Analyze security information systems and propose improvements where applicable
Develop education programs focused on user awareness and security compliance. Partner with People to deliver the education to the company.
Ensure the security of:
computer equipment (servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, BYOD)
software systems (custom, & Saas)
information data (Cloud and On-Premise)
Liaison to external security firm(s) performing audits and reviews. Manage the action plans resulting from the audits and review.
Work with People team to create an Information Security Communication plan
Work closely with Software Engineers and Architects to identify, implement and manage authentication and authorization solutions


Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services & Office 365
Strong understanding of security controls as they relate to both cloud and on-premise systems
Investigation/analytical skills with security issues and vulnerabilities
Able to interpret technology and tools to create a secure information systems infrastructure
Ability to translate and communicate complex technical issues into common language
Clear communication skills
Collaborative, extremely strong people skills
Self-starter; independent
Strong relationship management with vendors and department heads
Organizational skills


Bachelor’s required
Experience managing security on Amazon Web Services & Office 365
Experience implementing and managing security controls for information systems (Cloud and On-premise)
Experience implementing and managing MDM (Mobile Device Mgmt.) solutions
Certifications (One or more)
Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
Certified Information Systems Professional, CISSP
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
CompTIA Security+ Certification

Job Categories: Open. Job Types: Full-Time.


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