IT Security Manager

Job description

1. Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise IT security and risk management program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is owned, controlled or processed by the organization.

2. Manage the organizations IT security organization, consisting of direct and indirect reports (such as individuals in business continuity and IT operations). This includes hiring, training, staff development,.

3. Facilitate information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program, including the formation of an information security steering committee or advisory board.

4. Develop, maintain and publish up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversee the approval, training, and dissemination of security policies and practices.

5. Create, communicate and implement a risk-based process for vendor risk management, including the assessment and treatment for risks that may result from partners, consultants and other service providers.

6. Develop and manage information security budgets, and monitor them for variances.

7. Create and manage information security and risk management awareness training programs for all employees, contractors and approved system users.

8. Work directly with the business units to facilitate IT risk assessment and risk management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.

9. Provide regular reporting on the current status of the information security program to enterprise risk teams, senior business leaders and the board of directors as part of a strategic enterprise risk management program.

10. Create a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to information ownership, classification, accountability and protection.

11. Develop and enhance an information security management framework based on the following: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2700X, ITIL, COBIT/Risk IT and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) QCERT-NIA, Applicable HIPAA and other local and international standards and control frameworks.

12. Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.

13. Liaise with the enterprise architecture team to ensure alignment between the security and enterprise architectures, thus coordinating the strategic planning implicit in these architectures.

14. Coordinate information security and risk management projects with resources from the IT organization and business unit teams.

15. Create and manage a unified and flexible control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards and regulations.

Knowledge and Skills Requirement:

1. Minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs. At least four must be in a senior leadership role. Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.

2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.

3. Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.

4. Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.

5. Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.

6. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

7. Exhibit excellent analytical skills, the ability to manage multiple projects under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.

8. Project management skills: financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.

9. Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.

10. Professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials, is required.

11. Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT, NIST QCERT-NIA and other relevant frameworks.

12. High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

13. High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.

Qualifications, Certifications and Experience Requirement:



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science/IT or relevant field with 10 years of additional experience


Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science/IT or relevant field

Specialist Certifications:




CCIE Security, GIAC



5+ years of experience of relevant healthcare experience


Experience in healthcare industry


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