hartford | Lead, Data Security in Hartford, CT

Lead, Data Security

  • The Travelers Companies
  • $79,870.00 - 52,370.00 / Year *
  • Hartford, CT 06183
  • Full-Time
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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

* Develop company strategies and detailed roadmaps related to email security
* Supports existing email security controls from a platform as well as rule/configuration perspective
* Advise the business on problems and issues related to email security
* Environmental scans for new email security technologies. Evaluation of those technologies
* Drive project rollout and installation of new email security technology
* Participates in the processes to find security vulnerabilities in Travelers computing environment, to analyze security risk, and to develop and implement plans to mitigate the security exposures found
* Assess external threats (example from Media sources or FS-ISAC or FBI). Identify if it could impact Travelers, and create remediation plan

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Problem Solving: Demonstrates sound analytic and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are loosely defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom. Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and solutions before taking action. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Leadership: Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units. Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next-level manager for clarification according to predefined objectives. Planning and Project Management: Develops operational plans and provides resource estimation for task planning. Proposes plans of action that are timely, realistic, and positive. Sets appropriate goals for projects and monitors progress against the plan. May provide technical leadership to a project team.

Job Summary

Provides technical leadership to ensure that organizational data security needs are met. Identifies existing and introduces new best practices within assigned area. Consults with business leaders to develop to create data security solutions. May lead investigations on data security breaches. Responsibilities are assigned with some latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using established policies and procedures. This job is a Team Lead: Directs daily work activities of a small group of employees. Works with higher level manager to set goals/objectives and provides input regarding performance of employees being led. Employees do not typically have formal reporting relationship to a team lead job. This job works under General Direction: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Generally final results are reviewed. (Typically applies to a manager or expert/top level professional.)

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline preferred. Eight years of relevant experience with data security practices, processes, and data security event investigation/resolution preferred. Experience as a technical lead preferred. Broad knowledge of all IT related technologies with subject matter expertise in IT Security related technology and business exposures impacting organizational vitality preferred.

Physical Requirements

Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (Can stand at will) (Continuously) Standing (Occasionally) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously) Lifting items up to 11 - 20 lbs. (Occasionally)

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. Five years of work experience within Computer Science or a related field required.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.