Senior Director of Information Security Analysis

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The Senior Director of Information Security Analysis is a very important job within an enterprise’s cybersecurity organization. The person in this position must be a security leadership advocate who demonstrates a strong desire to provide direction and guidance in projects and policies that ensure secure automation functions throughout the enterprise.

The Senior Director must oversee end-to-end security incident lifecycle management activities; they are accountable for developing, implementing, and maintaining a security strategy that includes the specification of goals, architecture, operating processes, resource planning, and integration points. The director and his/her team will develop the data model for ensuring appropriate input, processing, investigation, output, communication, and reporting of cybersecurity activities.

The person in this position will be accountable for security monitoring, incident handling and response, forensic analysis, and threat intelligence and analytics. Another important part of the Senior Director of Information Security Analysis’s duties is to develop key quality and cost effectiveness performance indicators. The employee also must be committed to gathering and reporting relevant performance information that includes measures of service quality and financial performance.

General Educational Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is the minimum requirement for this position. Because of the senior nature of this position, most employers require several years of information security-related experience that includes management experience. Almost all employers require relevant industry certifications in the fields of technology and cybersecurity; depending on the employer, a U.S. government security clearance of Secret or above will be required.

Additional Qualifications

In addition to previous management experience and all necessary technical credentials and experience, a Senior Director of Information Security Analysis must be adaptable and flexible and needs to have a proven ability to lead and complete projects on time and within budget. This position also requires someone with good communication skills including strong oral and writing skills. The Director must be able to demonstrate experience in developing strong relationships with external threat intelligence organizations and law enforcement agencies.

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