Information Security Officer

Location: Boston, MA, United States
Date Posted: 11-20-2018
OVERVIEW 
We are seeking an Information Security Officer (ISO) to oversee the company’s security program. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 
• Bachelor’s degree 
• Security-related certifications (CISSP, CIPP, CISA/M, GSEC, etc.) 
• At least 10 years of experience in information security 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 
• Experience in higher education with information systems, information security, compliance, and network security 
• Experience in Software as a Service (SaaS) 
• Excellent communication skills, with both staff and clients 
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality 
• Excellent management skills 
• Ability to work independently when required but also lead a team successfully 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
• Design, implement, maintain, and lead security program 
• Lead the security team to achieve department and company goals as well as managing day-to-day tasks of the security team 
• Work with third-party and internal teams on penetration testing and vulnerability assessments for internal systems 
• Work with the legal department to draft new policies and procedures as well as reviewing and updating existing policies and procedures 
• Identify, evaluate, and respond to technology risks, internal risks, and propose new solutions to improve company practices 
• Work with legal and RFP teams to provide RFP responses for new deals and engage with existing clients 
• Stay up to date with security practices, data protection laws, and any relevant standards for the information security field and software providers 
• Review current software and services for any risks and ensure controls and procedures are in place to address potential risks 
• Lead the company in achieving security and privacy certifications 
• Provide information security and risk assessment advice to senior management team and work to improve company practices and procedures
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