Chief Information Security and Cybersecurity Transformation Officer (Virtual)

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 10, 2024
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Job Summary:

The Chief Information Security and Cybersecurity Transformation Officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive information security strategy that protects the organization's information assets, technologies, and systems. This strategic role involves managing security policies, conducting risk assessments, overseeing incident response activities, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. Additionally, the CISO & CTO will lead a cybersecurity transformation program to enhance the organization's overall cybersecurity posture. The role requires close collaboration with executive leadership, IT teams, and other stakeholders to integrate and elevate security measures across the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has supervisory responsibilities over the information security team.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive information security strategy and program.
  • Establish and enforce information security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and vulnerability assessments to identify and mitigate potential security threats.
  • Lead the development and implementation of security awareness training programs for employees.
  • Oversee the management of security incidents and coordinate response efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and best practices (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001).
  • Collaborate with IT and other departments to integrate security measures into system development and operational processes.
  • Manage relationships with external security vendors and partners.
  • Monitor and analyze security trends and intelligence to anticipate potential threats.
  • Prepare and present regular reports to executive leadership and the board of directors on the state of the organization's security posture.
  • Develop and implement a cybersecurity transformation program aimed at improving the organization's overall cybersecurity posture.
  • Identify and prioritize cybersecurity initiatives that align with the organization's strategic goals.
  • Lead the implementation of advanced cybersecurity technologies and processes.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in cybersecurity practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful information security programs.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex security concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in leading cybersecurity transformation initiatives.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Sense of urgency, accountability, and effective communication.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in information security, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Travel Required:
  • Travel required approximately one week per month to spend time on-site and with resources in the field.
Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.