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Director, IT Security Operations in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Job Code: 86096215368

Category: Executive

We are rapidly growing as a world leader in protective services and seek energetic, determined and skilled professionals with a positive attitude to join our team!  

Why work for Securitas'

In our new North American Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, our employees are excited by the company’s growth, innovation and drive toward new technologies. We believe this creates opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees feel both valued and valuable through our family atmosphere and commitment to the community by way of various volunteer and community support activities.

What will I do'

This role is responsible for security event monitoring, incident response, user behavior analysis, threat hunting, as well as maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of customer, employee, and business information in compliance with organization, industry, and regional policies and standards.  The position requires hands on technical experience, deep technical knowledge and understanding of information security and associated solutions and tools such as data loss prevention, database security, endpoint and network security tools, and best practices.

The individual in this role will report directly to the VP, Infrastructure Services.


Build, grow, develop, and oversee a security operations team inclusive external providers to increase the value, sophistication and application of internal threat intelligence services.

  • Enhance the functionality and proficiency of Securitas security operations practice which include the following:
    • Lead the Cyber Security Incident response practice responsible for 24x7x365 monitoring of all security events and management of all security threats, incident response and cyber threat intelligence.
    • Operating intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) capabilities and managing Incident Response capabilities across the Enterprise
    • End-to-end ownership of vulnerability scanning and associated remediation plans and processes
    • Lead technical Identity and Access Management (IAM) services
    • Architecting, engineering, and operating Cyber Security tools to support business operations of all systems globally
    • Define, identify and classify critical information assets, assess threats and vulnerabilities regarding those assets and implement safeguards
    • Supports the creation of business continuity/disaster recovery plans, to include conducting disaster recovery tests, publishing test results, and making changes necessary to address deficiencies
  • Assist and perform other duties as requested by management.

Job Requirements

What is required for this role'


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • BS or MA in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Security  Manager (CISM)
  • 5+  years of experience in information security, especially on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • 10+  years of experience in another IT function, especially IT Audit
  • 3+ years of experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks (e.g., IS027000, COBIT, NIST 800, etc.)

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):

  • Ability to react quickly, decisively, and deliberately in high-stress, high-impact situations
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business
  • An understanding of organizational mission, values, and goals and consistent application of this knowledge
  • Technical expertise in anti-virus solutions, virus outbreak management, and the ability to differentiate virus activity from directed attack patterns
  • Technical expertise in Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)/Intrusion Detection System (IDS), SIEMs and other Computer Network Defense (CND) security tools.

Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands

With or without reasonable accommodation, a candidate must have the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions described.  In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
  • Successful passage of background, reference, psychological, and controlled substance tests.
  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
  • 20% travel required.
  • Physical work location: 9 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ