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Role: Business Information Security Officer - Delivery Security & AssuranceLocation: Singapore Geographic Coverage: APAC & Middle East
Cognizant requires a Security Executive to expand, lead and manage the Security program for Asia Pacific & Middle East (APAC & ME). The Delivery Security & Assurance Director will provide expert leadership, strategic guidance, and operational management to the Security teams within this scope. This role reports through the Global Head of Security & Information, and as part of Cognizant's global Corporate Security functions and programs will be responsible for implementation of proscribed control requirements. Candidates will have a proven ability to infuse innovation and creativity into strategic planning with a focus on programs that provide exceptional customer service, improved application security, and enhanced cyber security operations.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure strategic alignment with existing standards and direction for the architecture, installation, andmaintenance of all security components as they relate to the establishment and maintenance of complianceprograms.
Review and approve operational budgets for APAC & ME security and compliance related activities
Establishment and enforcement of relevant regulatory structures and programs, compliant controls andinfrastructure
Leverage Application Security Initiatives and work with Product Management and Application Developmentto integrate Application Security Initiatives into product roadmaps
Ensure the ongoing management of a Secure Software Development Life Cycle to ensure on time deliveryof application sprints with security compliance and best practices.
Provide leadership during security incidents and response. This may include customer engagement andcommunications.
Responsible for ensuring present and future resource planning needs are met including staffing, softwareand hardware, and 3rd party contracts
Responsibility for setting direction for:
Security strategy - Assess, design and implement security strategy and governance program frameworksthat describes the process, controls, organization and infrastructure to manage information security relatedconcerns
Security implementations – Lead the team to design, implement and integrate security solutions to addressenterprise risks and exposures
Security governance – Asses, develop, and implement security policies, procedures and standards thatdescribe pragmatic, risk-based mechanisms to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability ofinformation systems and the data processed therein, in accordance with Cognizant Corporate policies andprocedures.
Security monitoring and operations – Oversee the implementation of security solutions to monitor theefficiency and effectiveness of security operations, controls and infrastructure
Alignment with Cognizant Secure SDLC – Oversee the implementation of secure software development lifecycle framework to enable the rapidly growing business in a low risk profile
Develop and execute standards for design and operational procedures
Ensure application best practices are incorporated into hosted solutions
Develop strategic operational goals based on executive-level IT and customer delivery strategies
Work with the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Global Head of Security & Information, and affiliated Centerof Excellence (COE) leaders to ensure Cyber Security practices align with vertical practices, businessobjectives and evolving threat landscape challenges
Ensure Security / Business strategy alignment by emphasizing a partnership model promoting unified riskvisibility.
Ensure integration of security into the design and construction phases of DST critical projects
Qualifications & Certifications
Must have a Bachelor's degree or above in a related field or equivalent experience. Master's or advanceddegree in Systems Assurance or Information Systems Management highly preferred
10+ years of Cyber Security experience
5+ years of direct leadership experience
Must have experience with Application Development and Software Assurance in a highly regulated industry
Must have experience managing the security of large IT networks and regulated data records
Subject matter expert (SME) in one or multiple areas such as Windows, UNIX, mid-range, firewalls, intrusiondetection, threat detection analysis, and/or information risk management.
Strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to present complex compliance issues in an easy tounderstand manner for executive management.
Ability to represent architected technical solutions to customers and BU leaders in a non-technical manner
Experience managing in a complex matrix organization, will need to coordinate and partner acrossCognizant groups, geographic regions and other Lines of Business, while driving a specific Security agenda.
Comfort working at all levels of seniority, both within the Cognizant organization or other client institutions,industries or government entities.
Solid and demonstrable comprehension of Cyber Security including malware, emerging threats, attacks, andvulnerability management.
Experience assisting the resolution of customer escalations
Experience in a fast paced, occasionally, high stress environment.
Ability to think strategically; work with a sense of urgency and pay attention to detail.
Ability to present complex solutions and methods to a general community.
Independent thinking, willingness to \"step outside the box\" and take reasonable, calculated risks.
Must be reliable and adaptable.
Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
Outstanding work ethic.
Strong team player that collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporate input fromvarious sources.
Experience with working on global teams across time zones, cultures and languages.