Chief Information Security Officer

Chapel Hill, Orange County
Jun 20, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training

Department: Information Technology Svcs.

Application Deadline: 07/19/2014

Position Summary: The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the University's senior technology leaders. Reporting directly to the Office of the Chief Information Officer, s he will serve as the information security officer for the University, with all related responsibilities. The Chief Information Security Officer will work to ensure the existence of a highly secure technology environment for UNC Chapel Hill. The Chief Information Security Officer will lead and participate in various committees and working groups to ensure that collaboration and coordination occur with all impacted campus entities. With coordinated support and direction from the Office of the CIO, The Chief Information Security Officer is part of a group of senior technology administrators responsible for ensuring that the culture and mission of the University are supported by information technology. The Chief Information Security Officer directly supports the University's education, research and public service mission: research grant applications now routinely require details about the University's Information Security program and IT Security plans documenting how research data will be protected; teaching and learning activities rely on the availability and reliability of computing resources; information security helps to ensure secure access; Federal and State regulatory compliance efforts for research and education call for a strong Information Security program; and the University's national reputation and academic standing could be severely damaged by the negative press resulting from any significant error in information security. The Chief Information Security Officer coordinates the establishment of campus-wide IT security policies, plans, standards, practices, protocols and guidelines, as appropriate. Additionally, The Chief Information Security Officer implements security-related coordination strategies among centralized IT operational divisions and information technology units in the schools, institutes, and departments of the University. The Chief Information Security Officer implements clear policies to ensure the highest levels of confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information. Additionally, it is common practice for the Chief Information Security Officer to provide leadership and facilitation to cross-functional, University-wide teams. The Chief Information Security Officer participates in appropriate local, state, regional, national, and international initiatives for IT security in higher education, and represents University interests in IT security to the UNC System and other state government bodies. The Chief Information Security Officer interacts with technology suppliers for effective use of the University's financial resources in acquisition of technological security solutions.

Education Requirements: An undergraduate degree in a related field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

Qualification and Experience: CISSP is required; additional security-related credentials preferred; demonstrated ability to implement an IT Security program in a Higher Education institution is required; demonstrated and specific experience managing a variety of IT security activities; demonstrated ability to successfully address regulatory requirements and compliance issues in High Education; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and negotiate successful outcomes is required; and five to ten years of IT management experience is preferred and experience as the senior IT security official for an organization is highly desirable.

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