Director Information Security

Sensata Technologies

2018-10-21 16:38:05

Job location Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: I.T. & Communications

Job description

This role includes: IT Security Strategy, IT Security Operations, Security Training and Awareness, IT General Controls Compliance & Audit Management, IT Forensics, Identity Management and Cyber Security.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a risk strategy that formalizes risk into a comprehensive program for management to assess areas of concern
  • Maintain a governance program that ensures all Information Security controls are adequately maintained and reported on through a GRC process
  • Develop, publish, and maintain a comprehensive organization-wide information privacy and security strategy, plans, policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of security policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Direct the development and enforcement of information security and privacy policies in compliance with internal and external standards
  • Identify current security infrastructure and defines what kind of security must be designed and implemented in order to meet organization requirements
  • Coordinate contract efforts when addressing cross-border data transfers
  • Research and maintain proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and basic trends in computer and network threats and exploits
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program where risk prioritizes work effort
  • Maintain appropriate security measures and mechanisms to guard against unauthorized access to electronically stored and /or transmitted information and reasonably protects against anticipated threats and vulnerabilities
  • Create status reports and briefings on security matters for senior management
  • Conduct risk analyses and assessments to ensure there are solutions in place to mitigate those risks
  • Provide management with up to date information on the different threats and security vulnerabilities that the organization may face.
  • Ensure compliance through adequate training programs and oversight of periodic internal security audits
  • Provide guidance and training to information owners and designs and implements programs for user awareness, compliance monitoring, and security compliance
  • Assess audit results and partners with IT staff to create pragmatic action plans and monitors the execution and completion of action plans
  • Coordinate audit and assessment processes to verify compliance with established controls
  • Coordinate information security audits, tests and reviews
  • Work with legal to ensure data protection practices are consistent with international regulatory requirements
  • Partners with IT management to develop and maintain best practices and policies for security of all internal systems
  • Partner with Legal and HR organizations to conduct IT Security & Technology forensics analysis against any suspicious activities with primary emphasis on networks, desktops / laptops, servers and critical applications
  • Manage 3rd party forensics partner during significant incidents
  • Lead a team in the design, development, deployment and support of an enterprise identity and access management system

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline. Masters preferred
  • 8+ years practical experience in IT security related positions (IT Security Manager, Security Auditor, Security Analyst, etc.)
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, ITIL, and Project Management certifications preferred
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Must be an articulate, consensus building, and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team and communicate information security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the agency's internal and personnel affairs
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities, and effectively make judgments in prioritizing and time allocation in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to deal with changes and adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to work well with others, harness different skills and experience, and build a strong sense of team spirit
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Presentation Skills - Prepare and deliver formal and informal presentations to illustrate ideas, solutions and issues to upper management
  • Intermediate project management experience
  • Must have strong documentation technical writing skills
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and maturity when working with internal clients, peers, senior management, and vendors


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees' skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:
  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection
  • Satisfying the world's growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment
  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice
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