Head of Security

$200,000+ yearly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 135324
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a leading investment management firm based in Chicago, currently seeking a highly experienced and dynamic individual to join their team as the Head of Security. This firm manages substantial assets and operates within a highly regulated industry, making cybersecurity a critical aspect of their operations.

As the Head of Security, you will be responsible for building and overseeing the cybersecurity program of the investment management firm. You will lead a team of professionals and work closely with senior management to ensure the protection of sensitive data, infrastructure and systems from cyber threats. This position requires a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles, regulatory requirements and emerging threats.

Head of Security Responsibilities:
  • Cybersecurity Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy aligned with the firm's business objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Program Development: Build, implement, and maintain cybersecurity policies, procedures and controls to safeguard the firm's assets and information
  • Risk Management: Identify, assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks across all areas of the organization, including technology, operations and personnel
  • Incident Response: Establish and oversee an effective incident response plan to address and mitigate cybersecurity incidents promptly
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations, standards and best practices, such as SEC guidelines and NIST cybersecurity framework
  • Vendor Management: Manage relationships with third-party vendors and partners to ensure the security of outsourced services and products
  • Security Awareness: Develop and deliver cybersecurity awareness training programs to educate employees about security best practices and promote a culture of security awareness
  • Monitoring and Detection: Implement and manage security monitoring tools and technologies to detect and respond to cyber threats in real-time
  • Security Governance: Establish and chair a security governance committee to provide oversight and guidance on cybersecurity matters to senior management
  • Budget and Resource Management: Develop and manage the cybersecurity budget, allocate resources effectively and justify investments in cybersecurity initiatives

Head of Security Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security or a related field. Advanced degree preferred
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM or CISA are highly desirable
  • 8+ years of experience in cybersecurity, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Proven track record of building and managing cybersecurity programs in a complex, regulated environment
  • Deep understanding of cybersecurity technologies, trends and best practices
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate cybersecurity risks and strategies to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience working in the financial services industry, particularly in investment management, is a plus

If you are a seasoned cybersecurity professional with a passion for building and leading high-performing security teams in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Associate Principal
LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.