Chief Information Security Officer

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Yale University
New Haven, CT, United States

Phone: 2034320775
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Chief Information Security Officer


New Haven, CT 



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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
General Purpose:  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) will be responsible for institution-wide information security and compliance in support of the University's teaching, research and administrative missions. CISO also acts as the University’s HIPAA Security Officer. The CISO works collaboratively with University leadership, legal and compliance teams, information technology partners, health affairs, clinical practices, and faculty to understand information uses and guide balanced security measures that respect the diverse needs of faculty, staff, students, and patients.
This position leads development of the University’s information security strategy, policies, and practices. The successful candidate will demonstrate a distinguished track record of understanding and attention to the application of information security in a world-class institution of teaching, learning, clinical care, and research.
The position requires a combination of strategic leadership, relationship building skills to develop and implement security programs, broad technical knowledge and subject-matter expertise (threat landscape, security, legal, policy, compliance, and identity and access management). This position leads outreach, communication and education efforts to raise campus-wide awareness of information security risk, requirements and solutions; provides strategic and technical guidance and assistance in the design and implementation of appropriate security processes for campus-wide information systems.
Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor's Degree and CISA, CISSP or other security certification/accreditation required. A minimum of ten years progressively responsible information technology security/information security audit management experience in a complex environment required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven ability to be a consensus builder, collaborative and persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior leadership team. Demonstrated understanding of the needs of faculty, researchers, and administrators with highly sensitive data.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex information/issues & security-related concepts/risks in an effective, clear and to the point manner to a broad range of technical & non-technical faculty, researchers, staff & students.
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of current compliance and risk management standards and practices. Proven ability with disaster recovery planning, business resumption planning, and contingency planning, auditing, risk assessment.
  • Demonstrated application of creative solutions that advance institutional objectives while maintaining appropriate controls & risk management. Demonstrated sound judgment, with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork & cooperation and a strong role model, manager & coach.
  • Demonstrated collegial approach to work through interpersonal skills, teamwork & partnership skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a broad variety of diverse people individually and across organizations. Demonstrated a passion for excellent service & commitment to exceptional quality.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Applied experience in a large academic research and health care setting strongly preferred.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at . Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.