• Sr Dir Information Security

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/16/2018 5:10 PM)
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


    The Opportunity


    This team is responsible for driving a holistic approach to the enterprise’s information security- cybersecurity initiatives, risk management and risk mitigation. You’ll set technical direction for our information security governance, risk and compliance department. You’ll be critical to the organization’s security and credibility, as you establish systems to prevent others from infiltrating company information or jeopardizing our company’s purpose. These are big objectives, and we’re looking for somebody who is up for a challenge


    What you’ll do:

    • In this role, you will work across the company to bring a holistic approach to the company’s information security initiatives as cybersecurity. You’ll set the vision and technical direction for our information security governance, risk and compliance department, ensuring we have the right skills on the team to support our technologies. You’ll engage, retain, coach and develop the team to success both our business objectives and their career objectives.
    • You’ll conduct risk assessments to evaluate potential threats to business viability, information security/recovery, and physical security. You’ll be critical to the organizations security and credibility, as you establish systems to prevent others from infiltrating company information or jeopardizing our company’s purpose. You’ll assesses the impact caused by theft, destruction, alteration, or denial of access to information. You’ll also be a primary control point during significant information security incidents.
    • In partnership with IT architecture, engineering, operations and application teams to develop and implement roadmaps that enable lifecycle management of our entire solution portfolio with a focus on reducing risk and keeping the technologies current and evolving. You’ll collaborate with other teams to solve security problems with minimal disruption to other business functions.
    • You’ll drive continuous improvement of our security program to eliminate security waste created by applying LEAN principles.
    • Serves as the Company’s subject matter expert on compliance matters, in particular supporting IT General Controls, and Security regulations
    • At The Standard, our information security team is not in the business of just saying ‘No’. You’ll need to able to adapt to the business initiatives, interpreting business requirements and consulting on the best solution or approach to achieve desired outcomes. 


    Who we want:

    • We are looking for someone with a combination of leadership skills, management ability and depth of experience in information risk management. Information Security follows a servant leadership approach.
    • A trusted advisor to the business and take a risk-centric approach of information security and requirements.
    • A Self starter and passionate about joining and leading a talented and diverse team
    • Former Big 4 Experience is a plus



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security/Risk Management or related work experience.



    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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