Director - Corporate Security

Washington Gas Springfield , VA 22156

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Position Summary

Accountable for managing enterprise security program, including designing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving operations, policies and procedures that protect the company's physical and information assets. Responsible for developing and executing comprehensive cyber security and risk management strategies. This role will work with operating business units to implement a comprehensive crisis management/business continuity plan. Works with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization. This position is required to be on call 24x7

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements enterprise security strategy for corporate computing infrastructure

  • Assesses impact of global service delivery and how it relates to potential threats and risks to WGL

  • Identifies and implements protection goals and objectives consistent with corporate strategic plan

  • Develops and communicates corporate security strategies and initiatives to senior management team, staff, key stakeholders and third-party service providers

  • Responsible for daily activities of all information security and corporate security staff including the 24x7 security operations center

  • Serves as co-chairman of the corporate crisis management team and the security steering committee

  • Oversees investigations of theft, potential fraud, misuse of company assets, security breaches (physical and logical) and violations of policy

  • Protects corporate value, image, and reputation by implementing sound security practices designed to protect corporate information assets

  • Oversees delivery performance of third-party security operations service provider and works with local account management team to integrate WGL's program into global framework

  • Manages appropriate vendor relationships, ensuring proper review, evaluation and execution of all contractual relationships. Includes but not limited to contracted security guard force, logical security consulting firms and third-party equipment suppliers

  • Establishes, monitors and reports on key outsourced service provider service level agreements and operational metrics related to corporate security

  • Directs periodic controls assessments to substantiate adherence to legal, regulatory, SOX, and audit requirements

  • Provides senior technical leadership including being conversant with the future direction of systems as related to corporate security framework

  • Proactively protects the integrity, confidentiality and availability of WGL information and corporate assets and facilities by: (1) responding in a timely manner to or participating in the investigations of loss or misuse of information; (2) communicating unresolved security exposures, misuse, or noncompliance to management and recommending appropriate steps for remediation; (3) working with WGL legal & HR departments on identification of and resolution of sensitive security breaches by employees and contractors

  • Evaluates potential threats, vulnerabilities and control techniques and initiates remedial responses appropriate to threat level

  • Coordinates development of business continuity plans corporate wide, including specific disaster recovery plans, processes and procedures

  • Maintains relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement, key utility associations and utility related government agencies

  • Direct experience with security management frameworks such as ISO27001, FISMA, COBIT, NIST

  • Builds relationships with key BPO and IT service delivery personnel to ensure WGL's security and control requirements are clearly understood and adhered to

  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with BPO governance, IT, internal and external WGL auditors and operational risk assessment personnel

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information security, network security, or related field required

  • 10+ Years demonstrated leadership and systems-related experience in an IT operations or security/compliance environment required

  • Must currently possess or have the ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance required

  • Extensive knowledge of computer security systems, forensic tools and troubleshooting techniques

  • Ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with team members and business partner

  • Ability to proficiently operate computer software and hardware for data manipulation, analysis and presentation purposes

  • Ability to logically analyze and solve defined business problems

  • Must be a practiced listener and effective communicator with the ability to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff

  • Experience directing a security incident response team

  • Experience with business continuity planning, auditing, and risk management, as well as contract and vendor negotiation

WGL is an EO employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL is an EEO employer M/F/Vets/Disabled


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Director - Corporate Security

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