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The Director of Cybersecurity will be responsible for the strategy and execution of Gables Residential's cybersecurity program. This person will evaluate and implement security technologies that enhance Gables defense against security threats. This role will ensure that policies and procedures are aligned with NIST-CSF and other security standards. The Directory of Cybersecurity will lead the Cybersecurity Committee and facilitate committee meetings. The position reports to the Vice President of Information Technology.
The position is located at the Gables Residential Headquarters in Atlanta, GA (Buckhead). The current remote work policy is three days per week in the office and two days per week remote and is subject to change.
Work with key stakeholders, executives, and the Information Technology team to develop, enhance, and execute the Gables cybersecurity strategy and roadmap
Develop, maintain, and enhance security related policies, procedures, and processes
Act as the information security expert to IT and business project teams to identify potential threats and risks
Offer solutions, policy changes, technology, and support that will mitigate identified risks
Stay current on the latest threats in the property management industry and incorporate those considerations into cybersecurity processes
Work with internal audit and other Gables stakeholders to identify compliance and regulatory obligations and build a cybersecurity program that addresses not only compliance but also risk
Play a critical role in developing, maintaining, and exercising incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity processes
Communicate the status and accomplishments of the organization's activities and projects to executive leaders, peers in the IT organization, customers, and stakeholders
Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to track metrics like number vulnerabilities identified/remediated, mean time to detect an incident, mean time to respond to an incident, number of incidents, false positive incidents identified, etc.
Advise on technical standards for Gables to follow when acquiring and operating applications and supporting infrastructure
Assist in building business cases for technologies and/or services needed
Evaluate vendor cybersecurity, data privacy policies, and compliance with SOC2, PCI, NIST-CSF, Penetration testing, etc.
Negotiate vendor contracts to reduce risk related to cybersecurity and data privacy
Maintain a strong working relationship and tight integration with Gables Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP)
Responsible for the planning and execution of cybersecurity awareness and education of associates
Manage one direct report; will also have access to several other IT associates to assist with security related projects and tasks
Education: Bachelor's degree in information technology or a related discipline from an accredited college or university (or equivalent work experience in the information technology field). Ability to fluently read and write English.
Experience: A minimum of 8 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Minimum of 8 years of IT / Cybersecurity / Data security experience. Minimum 3 years of Data Privacy experience. Minimum of 3 years of experience leading Information Security teams and programs.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required
Helpful certifications: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Cloud certifications (CCSK, CCSP, AWS, Azure, etc.), Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CERT CSIH)
Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including NIST-CSF
Knowledge of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)
Knowledge of United States data privacy laws such as CCPA
Highly skilled and experienced with technical security products such as Network Firewalls, Security Information and Event Management, Endpoint Protection, Secure Web Gateways, Email Security, Cloud Access Security Brokers, Single Sign-on, Multifactor Authentication, Secure Mail Gateways, Active Directory, Data Loss Prevention, Secure Access Service Edge, Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Zero Trust Network Access, Identity Lifecycle Management and Automation
Familiar with Azure Security and best practices
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interact and collaborate across all levels of the organization
Strong documentation skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to organize and facilitate meetings
Project management skills
Must be well organized
Must be detail oriented
Must be team oriented but able to work independently
Must demonstrate tact and diplomacy
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Must be customer service oriented
Experience with contract and vendor negotiations
Self-motivated; exhibits initiative; resourceful
Licenses and Equipment: Position requires individuals to furnish their own vehicle to fulfill all the job's functions. Position requires individuals to have access to telephone and internet services to fulfill job functions remotely when needed.
Attendance: The position is full-time exempt. This position requires the ability to work 5 days per week, 52 weeks of the year. A normal work week is Monday through Friday. The position also requires the flexibility to work beyond 40 scheduled hours per week to meet deadlines as required by management.
Travel: Overall, occasional travel will be required (1-2 times per quarter) for continuing education, conferences, or for meeting attendance.
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Internal Number: 2022-9532
About Gables Residential
Gables Residential is an award winning, vertically integrated real estate company specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities.
Gables manages approximately 38,000 apartment homes and 400,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, management, sales, marketing, training, benefits and corporate accommodations. These achievements reflect the impact of our experienced and dedicated team members, our superior knowledge of the markets served, and expertise in development and management.