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Chief Information Security Officer

Richmond, VA, USA | Virginia Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) is seeking an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to direct, plan, organize and control all activities related to the Agency’s Information Security Program. Responsibilities include managing and ensuring an efficient and effective information security program that provides for the protection of the Agency’s information assets. This will include managing and directing the agency’s overall information security policies and procedures, applications and network security issues; supervising staff who will assist and/or carry out relevant information system security functions such as protecting, detecting and correcting controls for IT systems, disseminating relevant security information to staff and partners, administering security-related training, and conducting security investigations. Specific duties include conducting and maintaining current Business Impact Assessment; ensuring all applications have current risk assessment and system security plans; maintaining agency Risk Register and Risk Treatment Plans; developing internal controls; management of Continuity Program; and advising senior managers on risk management decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Selected candidate must have the demonstrated ability to supervise staff that performs relevant information systems security functions; the ability to effectively interact and communicate orally and in writing with various levels of management and staff both internally and externally to ensure the highest level of security is maintained; considerable experience in the fields of Information Security or Information Systems Review and possess a thorough understanding of information security practices and policies, applications and network security issues.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in related field. Certification as an Information Systems Security Professional, Information Security Manager or Information Systems Auditor.

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