Director, Information Security - Consumer

Austin, Texas

Posted in Financial Services
about 1 month ago

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Job Description

Every day, Global Payments makes it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services. Our worldwide team helps over 3 million companies, more than 1,300 financial institutions and over 600 million cardholders grow with confidence and achieve amazing results. We are driven by our passion for success and we are proud to deliver best-in-class payment technology and software solutions. Join our dynamic team and make your mark on the payments technology landscape of tomorrow.

Global Payments is the parent company for TSYS, Netspend, Heartland, TouchNet, OpenEdge, Xenial, Greater Giving, ACTIVE Network, and AdvancedMD. Headquartered in Georgia with over 24,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with worldwide reach spanning over 100 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, visit and follow Global Payments on Twitter (@globalpayments), LinkedIn and Facebook.

Develops and leads one or more of the following highly technical and specialized areas within information security: Security Engineering, Security Architecture, Forensics Analysis, Threat Analysis, Threat Hunting and Penetration Testing. Manages the development, deployment and execution of enterprise security controls and defenses. Monitors, analyzes and exploits system vulnerabilities to detect potential threats. Executes containment, mitigation and protection processes to safeguard against real time threats while maintaining critical documentation and evidence. Determines risk and exposure from security breaches and resolves incidents while providing guidance to business decision-makers.

Essential Functions

  • Leads the Information Security program for the Netspend Consumer division, serving as the liaison for Information Security at Netspend.

  • Partners with Netspend and Corporate technology teams to ensure the Information Security program is aligned with Corporate standards. Works to ensure the unique needs of the Netspend division are met.

  • Directly responsible for the Security Engineering team and with oversight of all Netspend Information Security resources.

  • Coordinates Information Security services delivered by the Corporate security team, including but not limited to: Application Security, Incident Response, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Management and security testing.

  • Administers Information Security budget and expenditures; ensures smooth operation and coverage of technology controls maintained by the Netspend Security Engineering team.

  • Engages with internal and external regulatory stakeholders to ensure continued compliance with applicable standards. Partners with the Netspend business to ensure the Information Security program is well-understood and adopted.

  • Ability to communicate and deliver executive-level communications, including presentations, etc.

  • Delivers advanced information security solutions to align security solutions with strategic business goals. Guides the technical review of security controls for processes, solutions and technologies for third party assurance, corporate compliance and internal and external data security obligations.

  • Approves enterprise level development projects. Contributes to the development and implementation of short-term architectural roadmap to reduce risk associated with known and emerging information security threats across the enterprise. Executes information security's architectural strategy for managing risk across the enterprise.

  • Reviews investigation reports and translates findings to identification of future risks and actionable plans to protect the enterprise. Issues gap analysis reports that measure the security posture of the organization and partners. Acts as an escalation point and decision maker for all major security incidents across the enterprise.

  • Directs cyber security research efforts to continually adapt processes and technologies in order to meet an ever changing threat landscape. Partners with internal and external experts to develop advanced threat detection techniques leveraging emerging technologies.

  • Provides actionable intelligence and recommendations to enable security resources to more effectively prioritize protections against cyber threats. Reviews and approves threat assessment required control definitions and procedure appropriateness. Guides the development of on-going Information Security monitoring programs to regularly measure control effectiveness.

  • Organizes high profile hacking scenarios involving internal and external experts to validate enterprise wide system integrity and data confidentiality. Defines and implements guidelines to ensure accurate and complete documentation and reporting. assists management in continuously enhancing the organization's security frameworks, standards and principles.

  • Reviews security solution recommendations to ensure security risks are appropriately controlled and services remain in compliance with internal and regulatory security policies and standards. Validates new user needs or program enhancements and implements appropriate security plans and control techniques. Simplifies complex and challenging concepts for stakeholders, documenting and presenting the required control frameworks and gaining acceptance. Directs communication with internal counterparts to set priorities for enhanced security reporting and monitoring.

  • Not an exhaustive list; other duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities

Planning Horizon

  • Leads planning for a 1-2 year time horizon, aligned with longer term business strategies and goals.

Reporting Relationships

  • Typically reports to a Senior Vice President. May report to an Enterprise Officer or Executive.

Problem Solving Requirements

  • Problems are uncharted and require creativity and substantial analysis and data interpretation. Typically only limited assistance is available.

Span of Control Accountability

  • Typically directly leads five or more directors and higher level senior professionals. Identifies resource needs and sets performance expectations for area(s) of responsibility. Is responsible for the effective operation of activities of major importance for the enterprise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically a minimum of 12 years related professional experience including a minimum of 8 years experience in a managerial position.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Security or Computer Science preferred. Other majors will be considered.
  • One or more of the following-CISSP, CISA, CISM, PCI-QSA, PA-QSA, PCIP, CRISC, CGEIT,
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), Certified Cyber Threat Analyst (CCTA),
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior TSYS, payment or technology industry experience is preferred.
  • Master's Degree in a related field of study from an accredited university.

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