Director, Information Security Engineering
Company: OU Health
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Director, Information Security Engineering
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. -
Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an
accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Work with the CISO to develop a security program and security
projects that address identified risks and business security
Manage the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the
current and future threat landscape, as well as providing the CISO
with a realistic overview of risks and threats in the enterprise
Work with the CISO to develop budget projections based on short-
and long-term goals and objectives.
Propose changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure
operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
Manage a staff of information security professionals, hire and
train new staff, conduct performance reviews, and provide
leadership and coaching, including technical and personal
development programs for team members.
Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding
to security audit failures reported by auditors.
Provide security communication, awareness and training for
audiences, which may range from senior leaders to field staff.
Work as a liaison with vendors and the legal and purchasing
departments to establish mutually acceptable contracts and
Manage production issues and incidents, and participate in problem
and change management forums.
Work with various stakeholders to identify information asset owners
to classify data and systems as part of a control framework
Serve as an active and consistent participant in the information
security governance process.
Work with the CISO and IT and business stakeholders to define
metrics and reporting strategies that effectively communicate
successes and progress of the security program.
--- Provide support and guidance for legal and regulatory
compliance efforts, including audit support.
Consult with IT and security staff to ensure that security is
factored into the evaluation, selection, installation and
configuration of hardware, applications and software.
Recommend and coordinate the implementation of technical controls
to support and enforce defined security policies.
Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend or plan the
implementation of new or updated information security hardware or
software, and analyze its impact on the existing environment;
provide technical and managerial expertise for the administration
of security tools.
Work with the enterprise architecture team to ensure that there is
a convergence of business, technical and security requirements;
liaise with IT management to align existing technical installed
base and skills with future architectural requirements.
Develop a strong working relationship with the security engineering
team to develop and implement controls and configurations aligned
with security policies and legal, regulatory and audit
Coordinate, measure and report on the technical aspects of security
Manage outsourced vendors that provide information security
functions for compliance with contracted service-level
Manage and coordinate operational components of incident
management, including detection, response and reporting.
Maintain a knowledgebase comprising a technical reference library,
security advisories and alerts, information on security trends and
practices, and laws and regulations.
Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability
management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and
communicate information about residual risk.
Manage security projects and provide expert guidance on security
matters for other IT projects.
Assist and guide the disaster recovery planning team in the
selection of recovery strategies and the development, testing and
maintenance of disaster recovery plans.
Ensure audit trails, system logs and other monitoring data sources
are reviewed periodically and are in compliance with policies and
Design, coordinate and oversee security testing procedures to
verify the security of systems, networks and applications, and
manage the remediation of identified risks.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor's degree in information systems required.
M.B.A. or M.S. in information security is preferred.
Experience: Eight (8) years of IT experience, with five (5) years
in an information security role and at least three (3) years in a
supervisory capacity required. Experience working with legal, audit
and compliance staff. Experience developing and maintaining
policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Experience with
common information security management frameworks, such as
International. Experience in application technology security
testing (white box, black box and code review). Experience in
system technology security testing (vulnerability scanning and
penetration testing). An equivalent amount of education or
experience may be substituted for minimum experience
License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Must obtain
one of the following within 6 months of hire:
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Passion to understand the mission of OU Health and to leverage
technology expertise to improve business and clinical
Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with
business managers, IT engineering and IT operations staff.
The ability to interact with OU Health's personnel, build strong
relationships at all levels and across all business units and
organizations, and understand business imperatives.
A strong understanding of the business impact of security tools,
technologies and policies.
Strong leadership abilities, with the capability to develop and
guide information security team members and IT operations
personnel, and work with minimal supervision.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills,
including the ability to communicate effectively with the IT
organization, project and application development teams, management
and business personnel; in-depth knowledge and understanding of
information risk concepts and principles as a means of relating
business needs to security controls; an excellent understanding of
information security concepts, protocols, industry best practices
Standards Organization (ISO) 2700x, the IT Infrastructure Library
(ITIL) and Control Objectives for Information and Related
Technology (COBIT) frameworks [Substitute as appropriate].
Familiarity with applicable legal and regulatory requirements,
including, but not limited to, the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the
U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Strong project management skills and experience in creating and
managing project plans, including budgeting and resource
Proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and
vulnerability assessments, and in defining treatment
Knowledge of and experience in developing and documenting security
architecture and plans, including strategic, tactical and project
---Strong analytical skills to analyze security requirements and
relate them to appropriate security controls.
An understanding of operating system internals and network
Familiarity with the principles of cryptography and
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OU Health is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a
comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and
dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and
compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both
inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind
for you and your family.
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