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Director, Information Security

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049594 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 23, 2023

Job Summary:

Job Summary:

The Director, Information Security is responsible securing the magic and enabling the business operations for Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures as well as Disney Music Group and Disney Theatrical Group.   We are seeking a leader excited to engage our customers, focused on the quality of delivery, and able to prioritize data-driven decisions for managing cybersecurity risks faced by The Walt Disney Company.  This role acts as deputy to VP Information Security Officer and is key to aligning security services to meet the unique demands of each unique Studio business.  The Director continuously collaborates with Business and Technology stakeholders acting as customer advocate and business enabler and cybersecurity advisor, ensuring that cybersecurity protections are incorporated into the creative process and operational activities.  This leader maintains a detailed working knowledge of the Studios business operations, cyber defense posture, communication plans and roadmaps to ensure the continuity of business operations, the protection of intellectual property, and the appropriate handling of regulated data.  This is accomplished through the design and delivery of cybersecurity services that support business imperatives and are adapted to the unique risk profile for each Studio. 


  • Lead customer engagement and interaction with Studios, production staff, Privacy and Legal partners, technology leaders and other stakeholders in the Studios and Enterprise Technology organizations

  • Partner and collaborate with Content Security teams to harmonize roadmaps and initiatives ensuring frictionless customer interactions and risk reduction value at each studio label.

  • Discover needs and drive security solutions across one or more of Disney Studios and represent the cybersecurity organization in product strategy and roadmap development.

  • Build deep relationships with technology executives and gain influence to drive security risk decisions, initiatives, and influence technical architecture that strengthens security posture reduces the security burden placed on the business.

  • Navigate the business, maintain customer obsessed approach to every interaction.  Lead the internal teams to understand stakeholder sentiments and facilitate collaborative solutioning with CS partners and Studio Tech partners.

  • Integrate roadmaps and create security plans, design, and implement operation models that ensure excellence in delivery, support, and incident response for all cybersecurity products and services.

  • Lead through influence, support through solutioning and develop talent through mentoring business and technology teams for services that incorporate secure development practices, vulnerability management, threat visibility and event monitoring, endpoint detection and response, third party risk management, and role specific security training and awareness.

  • Inform and improve the technical, the process, and team member aspects of application, endpoint, and cloud security by overseeing regular maturity assessments and measurements.

  • Develop and a high performing team of Cybersecurity and Compliance professionals.

  • Lead, support, and mentor business and technology teams in secure development practices. Ad role-based security training and awareness programs.

  • Achieve financial budget commitments, forecast financial targets, and develop cybersecurity metrics needed to influence change and prove success of initiatives and investments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Continuous learners, passionate about information security and creative problem solving with proven experience leading change in a dynamic environment and ability to build consensus.

  • Proven leadership within a complex organization holding a high-profile global brand with demonstrated excellence in client/partner relationship management with Senior Executives.

  • Four-year college degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Business, or related work experience. Advanced degree is a plus.

  • 10+ years of Cybersecurity and Risk Management experience.

  • In-depth familiarity with risk methodologies, industry security-related frameworks, such as NIT CSF.NIS 800.53, SOC 2 Trust Principles, and PCI Data Security Standard.

  • Good understanding of popular application security standards including OWASP TOP 10 and SANS TOP 25.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical acumen across cloud providers and security platforms

  • Demonstrated ability to develop self, others and mentoring of teams.

  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership that embraces diversity.

  • Proven financial management experience.

  • Demonstrated professional written, verbal, and presentation communications skills.

  • Certifications in one of more of the following technology and security disciplines e.g., CISSP, CISM, CRISC, C|CISO

The hiring range for this position in California is $180,646 to $ 242,330 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered. 

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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