Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Dciso) - Bcit

City Of Baltimore, MD Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 5 days ago

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Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO)

The Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology (BCIT) is seeking a Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO). The Deputy CISO works with and reports to the BCIT's Chief Information Security Office (CISO) in leading the Agency's enterprise-wide cybersecurity program and providing security oversight to the agency's information technology (IT) investments. The Deputy CISO develops, evaluates and implements policies for agency-wide programs.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Leads a team of cybersecurity professionals across a broad range of disciplines including risk management, compliance/audits, incident response, security tools, analytics, threat hunting/emulation, security engineering, monitoring/detection, governance, training, and policy creation and implementation. Ensuring compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other applicable policies, laws and governing frameworks.

  • Develops comprehensive cybersecurity policy that ties to larger IT policy, integrates with security architecture, anticipates future risk areas, and is based on industry-leading best practices, policy and laws. Ensures that BCIT has policies that guides the organization, manages compliance and risk, and defines key roles and partnerships.

  • Oversees (designs architecture/integration, procure, configure, manage) a comprehensive suite of security tools and monitoring technologies based on a continuous review of industry tools, security architecture designs, and gaps in the environment to support system authorization. Continuously monitors threat detection and response, hunting, compliance, and related enterprise-level security activities. Recommends enhancements designed to provide a comprehensive set of tools that integrate effectively and keep pace with evolving threats.

  • Continuously refines the cybersecurity program by developing innovative strategies and tactical plans across a wide array of cybersecurity programs, leveraging the latest industry research, threat analysis, and lessons learned from internal practices.

  • Conducts internal security audits of all aspects of the IT architecture for compliance and to determine where vulnerabilities exits, translating findings into Plans of Action and Milestones. Coordinates external audits to ensure BCIT has an effective compliance program that supports risk-prioritized remediation efforts.

  • Develops a professional cadre of cybersecurity experts through mentorship, creating and facilitating professional development opportunities, and quality reviews and feedback of work. Ensures that employees are challenged and provided opportunities to keep pace with continuously evolving cyber threats.

  • Designs, refines, implements and manages a risk-based, repeatable/consistent system security strategy based on the NIST Risk Management Framework (RFM)/Cybersecurity Framework which includes: control selection, system authorization, documenting, and remediating vulnerabilities, managing a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) tool, partnering with developers and stakeholders to ensure security is a part of the complete system development life cycle, and continuous monitoring. Maintains a thoughtful risk-management framework applied to all systems and applications.

  • Leads security monitoring of all environments and incident response to cyber-attacks by: designing comprehensive plans, managing routine exercises, partnering with threat experts and law enforcement, designing and managing a holistic cyber fusion and security operations center, working with external vendors, as well as building and leveraging threat intelligence and analytics programs. Updates and enhances a comprehensive threat monitoring and response program capable of rapidly detecting and responding to attacks.

  • Creates and oversees threat hunting and emulation ("red/blue") efforts designed to detect and repair vulnerabilities across the enterprise based on a strategy tethered to risk and larger corporate future IT goals. Determines where BCIT's architecture lacks sufficient security controls that could be exploited by an adversary.

  • Develops and manages an innovative and current cybersecurity training and awareness program that looks both internally at developing professionals in the field and educating employees across BCIT. Ensures employees at all levels receive training to prevent security mishaps and build a stronger industry-leading workforce.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a related field.

  • Ten (10) years of experience managing cybersecurity for a large organization with detailed experience one or more of the following cybersecurity areas: operations and monitoring, risk management, or governance.

  • Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Cybersecurity or IT Management

  • Expertise reviewing and approving third party contracts for cyber sufficiency.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of cyber, information and administrative security related issues.

  • Considerable experience with business practices, budgeting, accounting and support service operations for large government or business organizations.

  • Knowledge of document and records management principles and vital or sensitive information classification policies and procedures as well as personnel intelligence and background review processes.

  • Knowledge of project planning and scheduling; business continuity of operations planning; audit and compliance programs; and pertinent laws, regulations, and best business security practices.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex business problems.

  • Ability to supervise, plan, and schedule the work of a professional staff and coordinate large initiatives in an agency defined by cross-functional activities.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex business problems.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers.

  • Skilled in the use of computers and software and network applications.

  • Candidate will be expected to have considerable experience in the IT Security field.

  • A mix of experience associated with Cyber, Data, Internet investigative support to the City of Baltimore, law enforcement and the legal department.

  • A mix of experience in various IT disciplines such as networking, system administration, and other disciplines will also be considered.

Certification/Licensure One or more of the following:

  • CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401)
  • (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • (ISACA) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experiences.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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