Director, Information Security - Discipline Information Security Partner - Marriott International, Inc - Bethesda, MD

Posting Date Jan 29, 2019
Job Number 190008DC
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, Bethesda, Maryland VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

Start Your Journey With Us Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

The BISO/DISP is the Discipline advocate and Information Security program owner for their assigned Disciplines and serves as the trusted advisor, both to the Discipline, the CISO and iT Plan leadership. This role will liaise between the Discipline and Global Information Security (GIS), keeping clear lines of communication including but not limited to; transparency to the Discipline on upcoming security initiatives, reporting of security risks to the Discipline leader, CISO and the Global Information Security sub-functions. In addition, this role will ensure business compliance with the Information Security Policy and Standards while continuously monitoring and reporting on risks and documented exceptions.

As the discipline partner, the incumbent will use their experience in and knowledge of cyber security as well as their process management, financial acumen, negotiating, influence and problem solving skills to understand security technology lifecycles and objectives; further, to translate them into mutually beneficial business strategies and multi-year plans for their discipline and IT clients.


Education and Experience Required: 10+ years relevant work experience including: 6 years’ in cybersecurity that includes security program management, metrics capture and analysis and technology expertise. 3+ years’ leading the design and implementation of information security programs 3+ years developing and executing strategic technology plans and/or project portfolios 2+ years’ implementing enterprise security risk management frameworks and processes Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or related field or equivalent experience/certification Preferred: Good understanding of security best practices including NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, ISO27001 and PCI DSS and will have experience working with one of these frameworks. Expert level understanding of key network and technical security controls Experience participating in and coordinating activities for security incident responses Knowledge of global regulatory standards to include GDPR; experience with digital business highly preferred Ability to demonstrate security experience via certifications (CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, etc.) or significant career accomplishments Demonstrated ability to apply organizational information security policies at a discipline unit level Knowledge of IT security within an infrastructure environment Proven knowledge of SDLC; good understanding of ITIL v3 Framework Strong negotiating, influencing and problem resolution skills Proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Experience in business systems and process planning Knowledge of business environment, service requirements and hospitality culture Graduate/post graduate degree

Business Information Security Partnership Provides thought leadership to business/discipline to align technology with business strategies Provides input to discipline technology roadmaps Provides leadership to business discipline units for the implementation of the Marriott Information Security policy, procedures, and standards throughout their business. Participates in forums for technology governance and portfolio management and prioritization Serves as the escalation point of contact for assigned discipline(s); leads efforts to resolve escalated issues Prepares and delivers presentations on technology investments Negotiates trade-offs within and across different solution platforms. Provides insights on impacts of the timing of solution introduction and technology retirement Fosters strong discipline relationships to fully understand business needs Directs the risk assessment and security architecture/engineering completeness of any exceptions to standard baselines or Marriott policy Performs first line approval of security requests from Business Discipline Programs and personnel Proactively identifies information security deficiencies or opportunities for improvement to better enable business security at the global level. Lead the development of pragmatic solutions across Global Information Security by engaging the relevant subject matter experts. Provides communication or escalation path for information security issues identified by Global Information Security or the Disciplines themselves. Provides regular, timely reporting on the information security status across the supported business disciplines. Supports acquisition due diligence for information security risks and support control design for integration. Participates in reporting requirements, monthly/quarterly status meetings and offsites as appropriate. Provides subject matter expertise on various cyber threats to discipline leadership. Represents the CISO at meetings and acts on behalf of as requested.
Program Management Supports IT Plan in modeling and planning phases for new initiatives under consideration Documents business goals and high-level requirements, providing direction to Business Analysts Collaborates with Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure Delivery to confirm proposed solutions are compatible with IT Global Information Security ( IT GIS) standards Accountable for the development of thorough and accurate business requirements, validating that solutions will meet discipline needs prior to development. Accountable for business case development. Partners with customer and IT Build teams to complete business cases by providing relevant IT GIS information and monitoring its ability to meet all relevant IT standards. Aligns projects with technology roadmaps and technology enterprise architecture. Incorporates project plans, costs, schedules, and deliverables to meet business need and in support of the business case. Monitors project risk management; creates and implements mitigation plans for each risk. Cultivate a High-Performing Team Creates a compelling vision, clear direction and strategy for the team Generates enthusiasm and understanding of the information security vision and how each role contributes to the achievement of that vision Ensures capabilities are developed and resources are aligned to support the strategy Attracts, motivates, develops and retains highly skilled leaders; champions and models leadership development Creates and sustains a work environment that drives associate engagement and enables business success Ensures appropriate processes are in place and executed to drive collaboration and alignment within the team and with the broader IT organization Serves as a role model and ensure all information security leaders are visible and effective partners with IT counterparts, broader Marriott stakeholders, and service providers
MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES Leadership Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods. Leading Through Vision and Values - Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of employee decision making and action. Managing Change - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges. Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action. Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values. Strategy Development - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes. Managing Execution Building a Successful Team - Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization. Strategy Execution – Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes. Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required. Building Relationships Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards. Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential. Strategic Partnerships - Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed. Generating Talent and Organizational Capability Developing Others - Plans and supports the development of others’ skills and capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively; provides high visibility to individuals with potential; offers challenging assignments that build confidence and credibility and provides such individuals with a personal vision for their future. Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit. Learning and Applying Professional Expertise Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges. Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges. Technical Intelligence: knowledge and ability to identify technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of the business. Technology Life Cycle: knowledge of the Life Cycle of technologies and how applications, infrastructure, and processes relate to these timelines. IT Systems: Knowledge of IT systems supporting the business including benefits, requirements, costs, justification, and operations. IT Resources: The ability to secure and manage IT resources to achieve business objectives (e.g., contracts, vendor relationships, financial accountability, portfolio management, information and resource planning) and measure project impact. Continuous Learning - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application. Strategy Knowledge - Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific strategic work challenges. Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities. Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.). Mathematical Reasoning - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues. Oral Comprehension - Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Reading Comprehension - Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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