University of Missouri (UM) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The University seeks a strategic leader who will play an integral role in ensuring the security of the University's information and information systems. The UM CISO has responsibilities that cover 6 core units; The University of Missouri System offices (UM), four Universities; the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), the University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL), the University of Missouri Columbia (MU) and the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T), as well as MU HealthCare.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reports to the Vice President for IT, is a member of IT leadership team. Working closely with senior administration, academic leaders, compliance officers, faculty groups and the campus community. The CISO responsible for developing and maintaining the UM InfoSec program and makes recommendations for security investments using a risk-based approach. This position will be responsible for developing a comprehensive information security strategy and for conducting ongoing policy and procedure reviews to meet IT compliance requirements.
The CISO leads the development and implementation of the UM InfoSec program by leading a team of Information Security Officers (ISO) and collaborating with CIOs and other IT teams at each of the UM System's four Universities and the MU Health System.
The importance and complexity of this position requires a leadership approach that is engaging, innovative, and collaborative, with an ability to work across the institution to set the best balance between security strategies and other priorities. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to use objective, metric-based approaches.
Ability to define information security needs, develop and implement information security systems, tools and techniques and an ability to develop and mentor talent among the information security staff
Work with internal audit and outside consultants as appropriate on information security audits and address audit findings as agreed upon
Maintain relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
Prepare and present an annual infosec report to the VP for IT and other stakeholders
Experience with business continuity planning, auditing, and risk management, as well as contract, vendor negotiation and vendor management
Experience with solid understanding of information technology and information security
Experience with institutions of higher education is preferred including shared governance
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Experience with vendor management and negotiation skills
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
A degree in information technology, computer science, business, public affairs, management or equivalent area is required.
10 years of experience in the area of information security management/leadership at least at a director or high-level manager level.
Candidate must have training in one or more information security domains.
Candidate must have advanced skills in one or more information security domains and must have substantial management/director level experience.
Master's degree in management, information technology, computer science or other comparable area is strongly desired
Professional certification (e.g.,CISSP) is highly desirable
Skill in analysis, personnel and financial management and communications is required
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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