Chief Information Security Officer - The New York Times - New York, NY

Due to our prominence as a news organization, and due to our uncompromising approach to reporting the news without fear or favor, the Times is exposed to significant threats from individual actors, criminal organizations and even nation states or state-sponsored organizations. Our reporters are on the front lines, and as public figures, they are vulnerable to malicious attacks. For these reasons, this role is even more critical for The Times than it is for other companies. The New York Times seeks a Chief Information Security Officer. You will manage the development and implementation of global security policy, standards, guidelines, and procedures. This position will report to the Chief Technology Officer of The New York Times and is responsible for NYT Security programs company-wide. Job Responsibilities Develop and manage global information security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures to assess, balance, and minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data Provide meaningful visibility, guidance, insight and analysis to senior management and the Company’s Board of Directors with respect to information security risks and mitigations. Maintain current knowledge of the information security field and the changing threat landscape; track new developments in rapidly changing information technologies and lead implementation of improvements in technical security tools related to intrusion detection/prevention, malware detection/prevention, data loss detection/prevention, remote access forensics, security event management, authentication, access control, audit logs, secure software scanning, external/internal web host scanning, disaster recovery preparedness, business continuity assurance, vulnerability management, and risk reporting. Provide formal training for all staff on relevant security best practices. Liaise with the newsroom on best practices for secure communications, social media presence, and personal online safety Liaise with the Engineering Department on best practices for secure product and software development. Work closely with the Technology Compliance team to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. In collaboration with the Legal Department, lead and coordinate internal and external responses to security incidents, providing communication throughout, and liaise with law enforcement on intelligence and incident response as necessary. Serve on company-wide security committee. Responsible for the management and development of the information security team, including with respect to recruiting, workforce planning, career development, training, coaching, performance evaluations, and promotions or terminations.
Qualifications Experience and proven success leading, or playing a senior role on, an information security program in a public company. Demonstrated understanding of security requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO certifications, data privacy laws, PCI and cybersecurity frameworks. Bachelor’s degree in Information Security or Computer Science or related field is expected. Minimum of ten years of experience in information security, with a minimum of five years in a leadership position, is preferred. Experience in engaging with members of boards of directors and audit committees Benefits and Perks: Support our original, independent and reported journalism. We provide great health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match. We offer a great parental leave. We are committed to career development and ongoing learning supported by a formal mentoring program as well as $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement. We have frequent panel discussions and talks by newsmakers and industry leaders. Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups. #LI-SO1 The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply. The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

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