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Manager, Content & Information Security (Cloud & Apps)

Burbank, CA - US

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Job ID 763097BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jul. 09, 2020

Job Summary:

The Manager, Content & Information Security reports into the Senior Manager of Content & Information Security at The Walt Disney Studios based in Burbank and is responsible for execution and management of day-to-day activities of the risk management function.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and execute various application and cloud security related activities within the Risk Management services portfolio, key programs include, but are not limited to: (1) Application & Cloud Security (2) Regulatory Compliance Requirements (e.g., PCI, SOX, GDPR, etc…) (3) Business Operations related to Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
  • Actively manage the application and cloud security pipeline and provide updates to senior management
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert providing technical guidance around security best practices encompassing both application and cloud environments
  • Provide technical solutions to internal and external business units with an emphasis around secure network architecture and hardening best practices
  • Execute security risk assessments on internal business units and strategic third-party entities
  • Improve and/or update existing program-based documentation (e.g. standards, process, and communications)


  • Lead application security evaluations with an emphasis on security, reliability, information assurance
  • Formally define baseline Studio security requirements by leading development of an Application Security framework
  • Evaluate and test business processes/controls and identify areas of risk, and develop mitigation plans
  • Oversee day-to-day­­ teams' operation and performance
  • Monitor team performance and report on metrics to the Senior Manager
  • Delegate tasks and set project deadlines
  • Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Provide high quality, comprehensive and accurate reports to assess, document, and communicate results of application evaluations
  • Liaise with application owners to report, monitor, and remediate risks
  • Work with internal assurance teams and business unit stakeholders to evaluate cloud strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks and issues
  • Act as Application/Cloud Information Security subject matter expert to vendors and in-house personnel
  • Develop and deliver training materials for general security awareness and specific security technology
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in information security and/or the following areas: security architecture, security engineering, system and network security, authentication and protocols, cryptography, and application security)
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud security and infrastructure environments for top cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture and web services security
  • Broad technology expertise with application, system integration, data, and infrastructure knowledge
  • Prior experience in an architecture, development, engineering, or senior technical role
  • Prior experience in the entertainment industry preferred
  • Ability to work in a highly distributed matrixed environment
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and trends
  • Prior audit experience is a plus
  • Broad technical skills in conducting security assessment against established security frameworks (e.g., ISO 17799/27002, PCI, MPAA)
  • Strong understanding of secure network principles of perimeter devices, servers, and workstations
    • Working knowledge of configuring and maintaining firewalls and network switching / routing devices (e.g., Palo Alto, Sonicwall, Fortinet, Brocade, Cisco, HP)
    • WAN connectivity (Point-to-Point, MPLS, VPN)
    • Directory Services (e.g., Active Directory, Open Directory, LDAP)
    • Storage solutions (e.g., SAN, NAS, encrypted storage mechanisms)
    • Digital transfer tools (e.g., Aspera, Signiant)
    • OS hardening best practices for both servers and workstations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications in one or more of the following required - AWS, CCNP, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, ITIL, VCP, VCAP
  • Prior audit experience is a plus

Experience in the following would be highly beneficial:
  • Knowledge of studio IT systems, including production and post-productions environments
  • Firm understanding of feature film production and post-production industries, services, and workflows (e.g., DI, editing, visual/audio effects, encoding, on-set support)
  • Experience evaluating physical security protocols at facilities
  • Above average presentation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience in technical project management/leading large scale technology initiatives
  • Strong analytical, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, IT Engineering, or a related field

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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