Information Security Manager

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Employment Type:
Date Added:
July 09, 2015

Palace Gate Corporation is currently seeking a Manager of Information Security for our premier client in downtown Chicago. This is a FTE Direct hire opportunity.

This is a key leadership position with accountability for our client’s information security, data privacy regulatory compliance and information risk auditing. This position reports to the Information Management Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of Information Security, Data Privacy Compliance, Information Governance Coordination and Information Risk Auditing, including Client Audits, Internal, External, and Vendor.
  • Develop, document and implement information security procedures to enforce compliance with information security standards and policies.
  • Advises the organization with current information about information security technologies and related regulatory issues. Includes analysis & proposal of security products and services to determine best risk management environment.
  • Serves as a technical adviser for projects & provides technical support on matters related to information security.
  • Monitors the internal control systems to ensure that appropriate security is maintained.
  • Analyzes/reviews information on emerging cyber threats, and is actively engaged in industry forums on threats and opportunities. Develop programs and conducts education and training in support of security awareness.
  • Manage work performed by junior, mid-level and senior security team members.
  • Develops and advises on IT Security budget and manages spend within the cost structure.
  • Manage IT Security Assets within approved budget and operational guidelines.
  • Prioritize operational work into daily activities for team members.
  • Provide detailed and clearly written communications such as documents, procedures, and processes.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in an Information Security related role with at least five years of experience in a management capacity relating to information security & policy, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating security standards and procedures in multiple platforms and systems environments.
  • Understanding of key security technologies such as encryption, TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, web application security, data loss prevention, mobile device management, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience working closely with IT and executive leadership and staff to develop plans, designs, architectures, and roadmaps to create a proactive information security environment.
  • Accountability and/or understanding of information governance (notably records management, security, and data privacy compliance) relevant to professional service environment, preferably in our multiple regions (North America, UK, Europe and APAC).
  • Familiarity with control frameworks (e.g., ISO, CobiT, and NIST).
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills as well as presentation skills to effectively communicate to various levels throughout the organization.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with at least 4 of the following technologies: Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention/Detection Systems, Dual-factor Authentication, Endpoint Security and Security Information and Event Management Tools.

Education and Certifications:

  • Preferred certifications: CISSP and/or SANS.
  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Information Security, Information Technology, Information Systems Management, or related field preferred.

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.