Director, Information Systems Security
Cedar Rapids, IA  / Denver, CO  / Harrison, NY  / Norwood, MA ...View All
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Job Description

Job FamilyCyber Security

Job Description SummaryThe Director, Cyber Security provides leadership and strategic direction to a team of professionals responsible for enterprise-wide cyber security practices and controls within a financial services environment.Job Description


  • Direct Information Risk, including third party cyber risk; Identity & Access Management.
  • Develop and drive adoption of best practice security processes for these areas.
  • Develop methodologies and processes to Identify, assess, prioritize, and remediate cyber security risks within applications, systems and data stores; and within third party organizations and/or supply chains.
  • Evaluate cyber security threats, risks, vulnerabilities, and processes to determine relative risk to the product, system, and organization.
  • Apply knowledge of controls, threats, vulnerabilities, risk and technical systems to build strategic planning and roadmaps to harden systems and close vulnerabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in cyber security, information risk management, or relevant IT field or equivalent experience
  • Seven years of cyber security leadership experience
  • Experience working in a large and complex organization, preferably on a global scale
  • Experience leading Information Risk, Third Party Cyber Risk, Identity and Access Management
  • Leadership experience with three or more of the following cyber security domain areas: identity and access management, GRC tools, Information risk assessments, network zoning and segmentation, multi-factor authentication, privileged access management, entitlement reviews, active and/or virtual identity directories, SOC 2 audits
  • Information security controls experience with COBIT, NIST CSF, NIST SP 800-53, FISMA or ISO 27001 or other applicable control frameworks
  • Experience leading group discussions and presenting to varying levels and audiences
  • Ability to define and communicate complex technical risk problems, concepts and situations to multiple skill levels
  • Ability to build multi-disciplined teams, and expand team capabilities and outcomes
  • Ability to assess work effort required and delegate critical tasks/deliverables
  • Proficiency using MS Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • CISSP, CISM, CRISC or CISA certifications
  • Experience with Sailpoint, Okta or other Identity tools
  • Experience with TPAM, CyberArk or other privileged access management tools
  • Experience in insurance, payments, banking, or other financial industries
  • Proficiency in GRC systems (e.g. Archer, RiskVision, ServiceNow or RSAM)
  • Knowledge of Transamerica/Aegon products, systems, and domains

Working Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Frequent travel (30%)

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It's more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways - throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind... to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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