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VP, Guest Data Protection

Seattle, WA - US

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Job ID 684402BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 18/07/2019

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 look 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.

The Information Security Operations Team provides operational and engineering services, security operations consulting assistance, oversight of server and appliance based compliance tools, and security operations center services in support of the enterprise security program.

The VP will be responsible for creating a vision, strategy, and leading a team to communicate, evaluate and optimize the security of guest data throughout TWDC.

The VP will lead a highly skilled and focused team providing a comprehensive, global data protection strategy that protects guest data throughout the data life cycle. This includes leading the development, measurement, and enforcement of data security/privacy policies and standards which exist to mitigate operational risks associated with guest data in use, in motion and at rest.

The VP will have a deep understanding of guest data identity and access management threats and mitigating controls. They will interact with TWDC technology decision makers to develop, enhance, and govern the security of guest facing authentication systems.

The VP will have a deep understanding of data protection threats and mitigating controls. They will interact with TWDC technology decision makers, privacy, records information management to develop, enhance, and govern a global guest data protection program.

The VP will provide advisory-based consulting to TWDC technology decision makers relating to all guest facing authentication and data protection matters.

The VP will act as an independent reviewer of technical security programs to ensure they are strategically aligned with TWDC policies, standards, and guidelines for the protection of guest data.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years in IT with 4-6 years in an information security role
  • 3+ years of information security audit experience
  • Extensive knowledge of information security principles and functions
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with diverse IT architectures and enterprise IT data centers, external hosted services and cloud computing environments. Knowledge and experience with physical and virtual server configurations and implementations.
  • Extensive knowledge of NIST Special Publication 800-53 security and privacy controls, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and other information security and privacy laws and regulations.

Required Education

  • BA/BS in business or computer science or appropriate work experience
  • One of the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA PCIP, ITIL V3 Foundations

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: 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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment 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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