Associate Director IT Security Operations

Job#: 2026534

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The IT Security Operations Assoc. Manager/Director is responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the organizations information security program. This role involves planning, implementing, and monitoring security measures to protect the organizations computer systems, networks, and data. They collaborate with cross-functional teams, establishes, and enforces security policies, and ensures compliance with industry regulations.
Security Operations Management:
    • Lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the IT security team.
    • Oversee the deployment and maintenance of security infrastructure, tools, and technologies.
    • Monitor security alerts, incidents, and vulnerabilities, and coordinate response and resolution efforts.
Incident Response and Investigation:
    • Develop and implement incident response plans to address and mitigate security incidents.
    • Conduct thorough investigations into security breaches and incidents, documenting findings and recommending corrective actions.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure timely incident response and resolution.
Policy Development and Enforcement:
    • Develop, update, and enforce information security policies and procedures.
    • Ensure that security policies align with industry best practices and compliance requirements.
    • Conduct regular security awareness training for staff to promote a security-conscious culture.
Risk Assessment and Management:
    • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify and prioritize security risks.
    • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls.
    • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of risk management initiatives.
Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate with IT, legal, and other departments to ensure a cohesive approach to security.
    • Communicate security-related information to executive leadership and stakeholders.
    • Foster strong relationships with external security partners and vendors.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
    • Conduct regular audits and assessments to verify compliance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Work with legal and compliance teams to address any regulatory requirements.
Security Awareness and Training:
    • Develop and deliver security awareness programs to educate employees on security best practices.
    • Compile and analyze data for accurately timely reporting of activity.
    • Provide ongoing training and communication to keep the organization informed about emerging security threats and trends.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field. Masters degree is a plus.
  • 5+ proven experience in IT security operations, with a focus on leadership and management.
  • Preferred Industry certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge of security frameworks, standards, and best practices.
  • Strong understanding of risk management, incident response, and security technologies.
  • Detailed understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and/or the Cyber Kill Chain
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Technical Knowledge:
  • Extensive knowledge of cloud security technologies (Azure Infrastructure, AWS, GCP, SaaS, IAM)
  • Excellent knowledge of Security related systems (i.e., Firewalls, SASE, EDR/MDR, Vulnerability Management, Patch Management, SIEM, NAC, etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with networking technologies (i.e., WAN connectivity, access points, network switches, load-balancers, routing protocols, firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, LAN Segmentation methodologies, etc.)
  • High proficiency with the following disciplines: Directory services (LDAP, AD), DNS, anti-malware/virus technologies, IDS/IPS, WIPS, mobility, PC and Mac computing, Azure AD and Office 365 ecosystem, network security, disaster recovery, SOX compliance


















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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Oakland, CA, US

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Date Posted:
April 29, 2024

Pay Range:
$105 - $115 per hour