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CyberSecurity Project Leader

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Our direct client is looking to hire a Cyber Security Project Leader for a key position.  In their industry, IT and Operational Security is absolutely imperative, and this role will have a lot of influence in directing the company's cyber security strategies, tools, people and projects.  Contract-to-hire position, (6 months as contractor) – hybrid role, 1 day/week in the office.

Position Summary:

The Cybersecurity Project Leader oversees and is responsible for driving and executing upon the proactive cybersecurity strategy for the company’s Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments and mitigating cybersecurity risk. This position will drive the highly motivated cybersecurity team focused on analyzing, designing, developing and delivering solutions to stop adversaries and strengthen the company's operations. This includes the execution of business-risk oriented security consultancy and cybersecurity awareness, communication, training activities, and alignment with the NIST Framework’s key objectives of identification, protection, detection, response and recovery. This is a hands-on task & project execution position with supervisory responsibilities. The incumbent will mentor analysts in their career development.   

Performs and oversees the functions of the Cybersecurity team, including, but not limited to execution of the tasks outlined in the company’s cybersecurity strategy:

  • Proactive threat hunting and threat intelligence reviews
  • Analysis of SIEM events
  • Incident response
  • Technical security risk assessments and vulnerability assessments
  • Proactive antivirus, antimalware, patching and permissions management

Maintains and oversees the execution of the Cybersecurity strategy & roadmap in accordance with the NIST model for IT and the NERC CIP Model for OT and ensures alignment with the overall IT/OT Strategy & roadmap

Maintains the cybersecurity workplan including tracking and prioritization of identified tasks and projects

Supervises the resources of the Cybersecurity team and Cybersecurity managed services/vendors and provides development and guidance aimed at improving the capabilities of the internal cybersecurity team

Performs regular penetration testing and vulnerability assessments and leads the development of appropriate remediation plans in collaboration with SMEs to drive the plans to completion

Maintains all Cybersecurity applications and tools through the Company’s SDLC

Provides feedback to upper management to ensure the company has a current and future view of threats and the risks inherent in new technologies and business processes

Anticipates and manages technology evolution and provides input to upper management regarding cybersecurity strategy

Provides input to the identification and implementation of “best practices” policies, procedures, solutions and standards

Builds awareness within the company regarding the relevance and importance of cybersecurity in both IT and OT (NERC CIP and non-NERC CIP assets) environments

Actively participates in industry communities to continuously expand upon knowledge and improve the standards and awareness of the company’s cybersecurity practices

Desired Experience:  

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in Cybersecurity. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s degree and at least 10 years of professional experience in Cybersecurity.

Experience and knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework including performing threat identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery and the CIS 20 Critical Security Controls

Experience maintaining and leveraging Cybersecurity tools and applications

Experience leading and managing projects and teams with a wide range of experience and technical staff

Experience with the definition, training, implementation, continuous improvement, and ongoing mentorship of Cybersecurity best practices

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels

Strong leadership, negotiation and consultative skills at a cross-functional level

Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills


Job ID: 4932