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Director of Security Operations

Zyston LLC

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 27, 2021.

nn Zyston’s client has asked us to manage the search and hire process for their Director of Security Operations.

nn nn nn nn Our client has a managed services offering, centered around their Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) offering.

nn nn nn nn NOTE: Financial Services industry and MSSP experience is highly preferred nn nn nn nnThe Director Security Operations is responsible for leading and growing the overall Managed Services offering made up of services that protect, detect and respond to threats against information technology and business applications.

nn nn nn nn Key responsibilities include: nn nn nn Complete oversight and management of the functions of a three-location, 7x24x365 Managed Security Services Offering (outsourced SOC) Build and deploy an operational response model to ensure security monitoring standards, incident response procedures and configuration management policies and protocols are effective, followed, and tracked.

Manage day to day security monitoring, detection, analyses and response to threat indicators and malicious activities from security systems and intelligence.

Ensure security detection, protection, response, and recovery standards, processes and procedures are up-to-date, maintained and followed.

Provide real time response to cyber events; create and customize the incident workflow and response plan; define and track threat escalation criteria.

Lead and coordinate security incident response for clients.

Accountable for the management of security incidents, vulnerabilities, and operational response to identified risks.

Provide communication and escalation path for information security issues.

Establish key security performance indicators that ensure proper service delivery and continuous Cyber Security Operations service improvements.

Create reports, dashboards and metrics for SOC operations and presentation to senior management.

Perform analyses against large data sets to identify potential deficiencies in information security.

Ensure threat indicators are rated by severity and responded to in a manner consistent with the threat.

Participate in reporting requirements, team meetings and company events as required.

Deliver response outcomes, ticketing management, and exploitable security risk reduction metrics.

Provide expertise in developing a strategy for building and enhancing cyber-security monitoring and incident response procedures.

Provide leadership, development, and management of a diverse team of information security professionals.

Seek innovative approaches to cyber threat mitigation, including machine learning, behavioral analytics, endpoint analytics, and other approaches to security data management.

Ensure that the function stays current with new and emerging threats, security risks and potential impacts to the business.

nn nn nn Key Skills and Abilities nn nn nn SIEM application tuning and maintenance Expert knowledge of information security technologies, networking, systems and infrastructure architecture.

Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems.

Excellent analytical skills including the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

Experience in financial services, financial technology, banking or other regulated environment preferred.

Experience reporting to and communicating with C-level management (with and without IT background, with and without in-depth risk management background) on information risk topics.

Ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.

Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or customer complaints.

nn nn nn Qualifications nn nn nn Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or a related field and minimum 10 years of relevant experience.

Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

GCFE, CEH, GCIH or similar security related certifications.

CompTIA Security+ certification should be accompanied with another security certification.

Certification can be substituted by experience and having a Computer Security/Information Security degree.

Professional information security certification, such as CISSP, CISM or ISO 2 preferred.

10+ years progressive experience leading information technology and/or security teams in operations 5+ years of practical experience building threat-based cybersecurity programs and designing and implementing productivity and quality metrics.

5+ years of people leadership and/or significant project/team leadership experience required, preferably with a security operations team responsible for identifying and mitigating cyber risks.

Significant demonstrated experience working with Security Information Event Management (SIEM), Continuous Monitoring, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (ID/PS), Network Traffic Analysis, Incident Response, Endpoint Security Systems, Digital Forensics, WLAN Monitoring, and/or Threat Modeling.

Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining an information security operation within a complex organization required.

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