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Director, Security Assurance

Celebration, FL - US

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Job ID 715205BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 06/11/2019

Job Summary:

The Director, Security Assurance is a key member of the Direct to Consumer & International (DTCI) Information Security leadership team and directly responsible for identifying, assessing and reporting on cyber risks and compliance. The role is also responsible for assessing and managing cyber controls and compliance framework to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

This position requires a strategic leader with strong collaboration skills, detailed working knowledge of security and risk management practices, and familiarity in leading a dynamic team in effectively managing cyber compliance programs for a complex business environment. The Director, Security Assurance must be highly knowledgeable about the business environment and must provide pragmatic security oversight to ensure that it is operating within the risk appetite.

This position may be located in any of the following cities: Bristol, CT; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Seattle, WA; or Burbank, CA.


  • Establish, implement and monitors the cyber assurance program that is appropriate for the business segment
  • Leading the proactive assessment of technical controls to establish current baseline and maturity roadmap
  • Communicates and ensures cyber programs are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standards
  • Coordinates with IT Leadership Team, Corporate and Segment security teams, and Management Audit to facilitate key risk management processes and define acceptable levels of risk
  • Collaborate with executive management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term cyber risk management needs
  • Participate in key initiatives as the subject matter expert to ensure alignment with Information Security strategies and roadmap
  • Serve as subject matter expert to internal business and IT partners on a range of compliance standards as applicable to the business unit (e.g. SOX 404, HIPAA, PCI, privacy regulations, etc.) and industry best practices (e.g. ITIL, COBIT, ISO 27001)
  • Identify and establish process improvements, automation and innovation opportunities to simplify, standardize and improve compliance
  • Stay current on market developments to identify emerging security technologies, risks and trends to ensure that computing environment keeps pace with security technology and risk landscape evolution

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in information security with demonstrated experience in building, implementing and continuous maturing of leading cyber security operations programs
  • 5+ years of management experience that includes overseeing direct reports
  • Proven experience and success with managing IT or Information Security risk functions
  • Demonstrated experience with information security risk, governance, and control frameworks such as ISO/IEC27000 series, NIST CSF, CSA CCM and PCI DSS
  • Knowledgeable of broad range of technologies: Windows, Linux, relational databases (Oracle, MS SQL, etc.), NGFW, secure web gateways, endpoint security, vulnerability scanners, SIEM, virtualization and cloud computing
  • Proven project management and organizational skills, specifically managing multiple, concurrent projects
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and directed professional, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service and solution-focused orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISSP, GIAC GCIA and GIAC GCIH certifications desired

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline is highly desired

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 ESPN Technology Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

ESPN Technology 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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