Director of Information Security

Deerfield, Illinois

Employment Type:
Date Added:
March 23, 2015

Director of Information Security

Palace Gate Corporation is currently conducting a search for a Director of Information Security – Cyber Security. This role will report to the head of Infrastructure and will have a dotted line relationship with the Head of Information Security. Our client is a mid-sized firm located in Chicago’s suburbs. We will consider contract to hire and full-time hire candidates for this opportunity.

Job Description

The Director of Information Security is primarily responsible for managing information security during development, transition and production operations. The Director of Information Security will develop and manage a framework to deliver operational and technical solutions to mitigate threats while maximizing process automation and efficiency. They will work cross-functionality to ensure alignment with other programs to protect the organization from operational, reputational, and financial loss. The Director of Information Security reports into the head of Infrastructure and works with a wide variety of people from different internal organizational units and vendors, bringing them together to manifest controls that reflect the needs of the organization as well as proactive responses to current and future information security risks.

Education and Training

· Bachelor of Science in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Science and Security OR four years of significant related professional experience required.

· Certification of CISO, CISM, CHP, CGEIT, CSCS, CISSP, ISSAP preferred, experience with Health Care and HIPAA a plus

Professional Background

· 10+ years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience with at least 7 years’ experience in Information Security – Cyber Security. Demonstrable knowledge of Infrastructure and Networking, TCP/IP etc… the ideal candidate will have a strong technical aptitude

· Experience and knowledge of security policies, procedures and controls, security standards, risk management, configuration management, security architectures, continuity of operations, contingency planning, disaster recovery, application security, and cyber­security rules, laws, and regulations required.

· Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations preferred.


· Excellent deductive and investigative skills to diagnose complex technical problems required.

· Ability to conceptualize a course of action and to organize for the successful completion of that action critical, often under tight deadlines required.

· Ability to organize multiple concurrent tasks, problem solve and take initiative required.

· High level of tact, diplomacy, and discretion required.

· Ability to respond to critical incidents and provide network support outside of normal business hours required

Duties and Responsibilities

· Direct and implements controls and procedures to cost­ effectively protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction.

· Guide and direct for the physical protection of information systems assets to other functional units.

· Provide reports to superiors regarding effectiveness of data security and makes recommendations for the adoption of new procedures.

· Supervise employees who monitor, evaluate, and maintain systems and procedures to protect the data systems and databases from unauthorized users.

· Supervise work scheduling and prioritization to assure deadlines are met.

· Conduct performance evaluations, makes hiring and termination decisions, and handles disciplinary action in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.

· Assist with identifying, reporting, and resolving security violations and proactively educating the organization with regard to security risks

· Ensure information security architecture and application decisions are implemented consistently.

· Recommend information security controls including standards for information system architecture, operations, access, and use. Manage the information security impact of projects and programs, recommend approaches and approve security designs for new systems or infrastructure.

· Foster increased security knowledge throughout all levels of the organization. Accept and successfully execute change while supporting employees through the process, and keeping them focused on priorities. Collaborate with required third parties on related security activities.

· Assists with identifying, reporting, and resolving security violations.

Qualified candidates may send their resume to:

Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting and full-time placement firm that is committed to the success of our clients and our talented placements alike. Palace Gate is consistent in matching the right people with right opportunity. Our company approach is simple: understand our clients’ requirements, business needs and cultures in order to quickly identify the best resources to meet those needs and achieve business success. Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance, 401K, as well as weekly direct deposit.

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