Director, IT Security (CISO)


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York





Oversee and coordinate cybersecurity efforts across the company in collaboration with various other departments. These efforts include security initiatives, utilizing threat intelligence, operationalize security policy/processes/procedures and standards, and performing audit reviews. Provides strong, knowledgeable cyber-security leadership and able to provide vision, strategy, broad-based planning, and hands-on responsibility.

Job Duties: 
•    Responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise level strategy and program ensuring that our physical and digital information assets and technologies are adequately protected. 
•    Accountable for the overall Information Security and Risk Management posture of the company. 
•    Establish strategic direction, goals, mission, objectives, metrics, and key performance indicators consistent with a mature Cybersecurity Program. 
•    Responsible for the strategic development and delivery of a comprehensive enterprise-wide cybersecurity program, including policies, standards, and procedures; confers with key management personnel, data custodians and business units in the development of such policies; and oversees the dissemination of company-wide distribution of information security policies, standards, and procedures. 
•    Develop, implement, and oversee a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment framework that regularly assesses and reports to the senior leadership team. 
•    Develop and/or maintain a cybersecurity program that aligns with industry best practices to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability. 
•    Develop and drive security standards across the company. 
•    Develop and implement mature security focused process integration points into company processes to ensure risk is identified, remediated and/or accepted.


•    Ability to foster teamwork. 
•    Ability to develop and mentor others. 
•    Problem management. 
•    Strong leadership and managerial skills. 
•    Ability to drive strategic direction. 
•    Ability to build collaborative and productive relationships. 
•    Ability to influence others to drive decision making. 
•    Customer service orientated and passion for high satisfaction levels. 
•    Strategic thinking skills. 
•    Technical expertise. 
•    Ability to meet deadlines utilizing project management skills.


Experience and Education: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management or equivalent.
•    10+ years in Information Technology or related field
•    5+ years in a senior Security IT role.
•    Hands-on experience and extensive knowledge of information security technology.
•    Strong subject matter experience in cloud and on premises environments/technologies/security, application security, vulnerability testing and development of a risk appetite.
•    Risk management experience with proven ability to effectively apply risk principles to challenging business situations.
•    Review Threat and Vulnerability reports and create detailed action plans to address risks.
•    CISSP, CISM, or other equivalent security certification required.
•    CRISC, CISA, CISM preferred.
•    ITIL Certification preferred.
•    Hands-on Technical Experience with Telecommunications, Networking, Security Solutions (Firewalls, IDS/ IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Assessment Tools), Access Control Systems, Cryptography, Physical Security Systems, and Secure SDLC Methodologies.
•    Ability to maintain the highest standard of confidentiality is required with zero trust and tolerance.
•    Experience performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with regular position related activities.



Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. 
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The annual salary for this position is $218,000.00 - $240,000.00 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


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