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Highmark Health Director Information Security & Risk Management in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description :


This job directs and manages Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) services for the Enterprise. Provides leadership to the Organization's Information Security programs, including developing and managing the related policies, standards and controls. Partners with Privacy, IT Assurance, Human Resources and other business units on processes and issues that relate to information security and protection of information. Develops talent, addresses resource management, cultivates capabilities of staff, plans and coordinates work, and manages performance. Actively contributes to the ISRM strategic planning process by working with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to develop and implement department strategic plans and action steps that support the corporate strategic objectives. Defines service levels and monitor adherence. Sets budgets and controls expenses within the operating unit. Creates a team environment that promotes cooperation, empowerment, accountability, customer focus and effective work relationships in order to realize business goals.


  • Perform management responsibilities including, but not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions; coaching and development; rewards and recognition; performance management and staff productivity.

  • Plan, organize, staff, direct and control the day-to-day operations of the department; develop and implement policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization: facilitate meetings; plan, design and provide presentations; represent HM Health Solutions with outside entities; prepare divisional procedures, policies, reports and correspondence.

  • Provide Leadership to the Department: lead and champion organizational change; encourage participation in activities that support relationship development; champion information security and risk management innovation; demonstrate and champion the following characteristics in fulfilling the responsibilities of the job - passion, empowerment, accountability, collaboration and ethics.

  • Provide oversight of all aspects of project management to ensure continuous improvement of processes: negotiate and collaborate with senior executives and staff to develop solutions and options; develop and adhere to internal standards and strategies; ensure adherence to approved methodologies; coordinate resources, time, contingency plans and risk management; provide oversight regarding metrics, funding, budgets and resources.

  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Information Assurance, Computer Science or related field, or relevant experience and/or education as determined by the company in lieu of bachelor's degree


  • Master’s Degree in Business or Information Security



  • 10 - 15 years in Information Security and/or Information Risk Management and/or Information Technology

  • 10 - 15 years in developing, communicating and presenting Information Security and Risk Management concepts to varying audiences

  • 7 - 10 years in mentoring others in a leadership role

  • 5 - 7 years in Staff Management

  • 5 - 7 years in developing and executing strategic plans to realize business objectives

  • 5 - 7 years establishing budgets and meeting fiduciary goals


  • Experience managing an Information Security Program using the HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF), or the NIST 800-83 cyber security framework

  • Experience supporting SOC 2 Security Trust Principle audits

  • Security industry organization participation / leadership (HITRUST, ISACA, InfraGard, ISC2, ISSA, etc.)



  • None

Preferred (any of the following)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)


  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), HITECH, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), and FIPS-140

  • Strong executive communication and presenting skills

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in leading process improvement initiatives

  • Ability to motivate high performance, multi-discipline teams

  • Demonstrated competency in project execution

  • Demonstrated abilities in relationship management

Language (Other than English):


Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations. The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Req ID: J241075