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Senior Security Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 931359BR Location London, United Kingdom Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 16, 2022

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance and protect these exciting experiences.

The Global Information Security (GIS) group provides services and solutions to protect the value and use of Disney’s information through risk evaluation, collaboration, standardization, enforcement, and education across the enterprise. We protect the brand and reputation while enabling and supporting business objectives. GIS teams are located in Seattle, Burbank, and Orlando.

In order to ensure that our services keep TWDC secure, we follow an ongoing, iterative process, including continued reevaluation of our services over time to address emerging threats as well as changes in business and technology. This process includes:

1. Analysis of known and emerging threats to determine risks against TWDC assets

2. Creation, maintenance, governance and communication of security policies and standards across TWDC

3. Assessment and audit of compliance against the security policies and standards

4. Assurance that TWDC assets are effectively managed and monitored to meet TWDC security criteria

We are looking to add people to our team who are focused on delivery, prioritize data-driven decisions over opinions, are continuous learners, passionate about information security and love their work.


This position will involve working closely with technology teams and business units to analyse and mitigate risk in their environments. There will be responsibility in providing security advice and support International TWDC projects to ensure security requirements are met and aligned with Disney Information Security Policies and Standards.

Role will extend to supporting on-boarding and monitoring international infrastructure to ensure assets are protected and visibility is attained. Additionally candidate will review, communicate and manage remediation of existing and newly discovered security findings and vulnerabilities.
  • Understanding the International environment, determine risk level and required risk assessments
  • Independently prioritise high risk queiries and tasks ensuring they go through a risk assessment
  • Document environment risk and provide regular risk reporting on going initiatives
  • Perform security reviews when required for high risk impact systems
  • Supporting on boarding and monitoring International infrastructure to ensure visibility
  • Review, communicate and manage remediation of security findings and vulnerabilities
  • Support and manage security aspect of TWDC International projects working closely business units
  • Ensure that a risk-based approach to IT security is adopted in every part of the business
  • Align best practices with GIS (Global Information Security)
  • Assist manager with coordination and reporting incidents
  • Support and help manage 3rd party security compliance process with business input
  • Work with domestic security to support risk assessments and define security mitigating controls
  • Ensure technology architectures and security is in line with privacy requirements i.e GDPR
  • Assist in documenting regional risk management processes
  • Develop a culture of security awareness and practice throughout TWDC International.
  • Through example and behaviour, strive to provide peer leadership to other team members with the goal of being excellent service providers and enablers to other constituencies (both internal and external)

  • Experience in Information Technology security.
  • Experience in Risk Management, Information Security and Audit & Compliance monitoring.
  • Basic understanding of cloud infrastructure engineering / architecture.
  • Understanding of security and vulnerability detection tools (e.g., Tenable, Qualys, Crowdstrike, Prisma).
  • Working knowledge of information security related best practices and standards such as ISO 2700x, SOC 2, NIST, PCI requirements etc.
  • Experience of interpreting and assessing risk based on information from numerous sources to form a reasoned decision.
  • Good understanding of cyber and technology security best practices.
  • Preferred experience with a large company and/or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Experience working with regulatory compliance frameworks such as GDPR
  • Knowledge of conducting risk assessments using best practice risk management methodologies
  • One or more credentials - CISA, CISM, CRISC, ISO27001 LA/LI, CCSP, CISSP, Cloud+

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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