Director of Information Systems and Security

Remote

The Director of Information Technology & Security is a highly skilled and experienced professional who leads our IT initiatives focusing on robust security measures and compliance with industry standards. This role is critical in building and maintaining a secure, efficient, and compliant IT environment that aligns technological resources with our overarching business objectives. Your hands-on leadership will foster a culture of security awareness and ensure the integration of best practices in all technology-related endeavors.

Responsibilities:

  • Architect and execute a comprehensive IT and security strategy encompassing infrastructure, network security, data protection, and compliance with relevant laws and standards.
  • Lead the assessment, identification, and mitigation of information security risks, implementing proactive defenses and countermeasures against potential threats.
  • Develop and oversee a robust IT compliance framework to ensure adherence to legal, regulatory, and policy requirements, privacy laws, and other standards (i.e. SOC2, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.).
  • Manage the design and implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans, ensuring minimal disruption to operations in the event of a security breach or other emergencies.
  • Cultivate a security-first culture within the IT department and across the organization, promoting awareness and adherence to security best practices and policies.
  • Oversee the management of security incidents and breaches, coordinating response efforts to minimize impact and implementing lessons learned to strengthen defenses.
  • Analyzes technologies and establishes processes, procedures, and protocols to prevent unauthorized access to company networks, systems, and data.
  • Assists the IT team in Installing, administering, and troubleshooting technology solutions.
  • Develop the vulnerability and patch management process to assist the IT team in systematically ensuring vulnerabilities are addressed based on criticality, risk, and impact on the business and each resource.
  • Assists the IT team in configuring and supporting security and recovery tools.
  • Assists the IT team with internal audit reviews, security assessments, and risk assessments.
  • Facilitates third-party audit reviews, penetration tests, and risk assessments.
  • Lead security-related projects from inception to successful completion and assists in department training.
  • Lead the selection, negotiation, and management of relationships with security vendors and consultants, ensuring top-tier service and technology solutions.
  • Collaborate with department heads to tailor IT security and compliance measures that support departmental and overall business objectives without compromising security.
  • Regular engagement with the IT team at all levels, demonstrating a commitment to hands-on problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Stay abreast of the latest security trends, threats, and technologies, adjusting our strategy to mitigate new risks and leverage emerging opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in IT, with at least 5 years focused on information security and compliance in a leadership role.
  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or similar are strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing comprehensive IT security strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry-standard cybersecurity frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001) and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of HIPAA regulations and their implementation in IT.
  • Proven track record in managing IT security operations, incident response, and compliance audits.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team. 
  • Proven ability to foster a culture of security awareness and continuous improvement across an organization.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities, with the ability to manage complex projects and prioritize effectively.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of articulating complex security concepts to a broad audience and fostering cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Excellent professionalism is required to effectively interact cross-functionally within the organization
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to align data analytics initiatives with organizational goals.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.

 

As the Director of Information Technology & Security, you will play a crucial role in managing our information technology, enforcing security, and driving compliance. Your leadership and technical/security expertise will help shape the future of our organization by unlocking the full potential of our IT team.

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