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GRC Security Manager

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on May 2, 2021 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$120k - $140k Annual

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Global Firm is currently seeking a GRC Security Manager. Candidate is responsible for leading the Governance, Risk Compliance (GRC) team and the programs within the group. The position serves in a personnel and progam manager role, subject matter expert, and performs key risk management functions within the Security Governance department. Primary functions include management of client responses, Policy & Standards, Security Vendor Risk program management, Security Awareness, Controls Assurance, and GRC tool management.


  • Program management: Lead the GRC program roadmap, status reporting on initiatives, metrics, and delivery of the program services.
  • Policy management: Lead in the creation and maintenance of security policies, standards, processes and guidelines. Evaluate exception requests and make approval recommendations to management.
  • Security training and awareness: Lead and mature the security awareness and phishing program. This includes roadmap development, plan, coordinate, measure, and evaluate cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.
  • Program assessments: Manage and support the 3rd Party Security Vendor Risk Management program, management of SOC2 reporting and ISO27001 certification, and assessments or security requests from clients.
  • Risk management: Manage control testing, issues management (findings, remediation plans, and exception requests), risk register and reporting.
  • Governance: Analyze and stay current with regulations that impact information security/privacy program.


  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other relevant training and certifications are preferred.
  • Seven (7) + years of direct experience (Information Security/Governance) is required.
  • Four (4) + years of Information Security experience required. Those containing hands on technical experience are preferred.
  • Four (4) + years of management experience required.
  • Strong knowledge on Security frameworks and technologies such as ISO 27001, NIST, SOC2, SIG is required
  • Strong knowledge of risk management principles and practices is required.
  • Technical writing experience is required.
  • Business Intelligence/Analytics (Qlik, Tableau) is preferred.
  • Prior IT Security experience in the legal industry experience is preferred.
  • Experience with instructional content, educational writing, and technical writing strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) + years of experience managing timelines and being self-directed preferred.
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tool management is preferred.
  • Client focus, including tact and diplomacy is required.
  • Interview, gather, and understand content from subject-matter experts
  • Ability to perform as primary Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) in a senior or lead capacity.
  • Ability to facilitate and lead project and vendor risk assessments with relative independence and provide guidance on secure design and operation.
  • Ability to independently complete and assist in completing client security questionnaires and security assessments concerning the Firm's security program and controls.
  • Ability to communicate an effective security awareness message throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrate ability to create and maintain security policy, standard, guideline and procedure documents.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate deeply technical topics at an appropriate level of detail to varied audiences - including IT Subject Matter Experts, senior management and non-technical users
  • Additional skills mapped to Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) based on NIST SP 800-181.
  • Broad awareness of and exposure to diverse security tools and their capabilities, including commercial and open-source options.
  • Strong knowledge of security administration and role-based security controls.
  • Strong knowledge and use of GRC platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of Access/Identity Management technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of BI/Analytics tools.
  • Knowledge of host and network-based anti-malware technologies.
  • Knowledge of authentication technologies and interactions between diverse authentication platforms, both on-site and remote.
  • Knowledge of client and server Firewalling technologies and capabilities.
  • Knowledge of security event management (SIEM), event correlation and analysis technologies.
  • Knowledge of data encryption technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention technical capabilities.
  • Knowledge of web filtering and email SPAM prevention techniques.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment and forensic investigations tools.
  • Knowledge of mobile device security and Mobile Device Management solutions.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or other relevant training and certifications are preferred.

Reference: 1186511600

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