Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy
Summary Description of Position:
If you live and breathe security and are looking to join an organization committed to empowering security professions worldwide to solve our cybersecurity challenges, then join us in our mission of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. We are hiring a Director of Cybersecurity Advocacy for our EMEA region to build relationships with government, business, nonprofit and other key stakeholders to advocate for a stronger and more diverse cybersecurity workforce.
The ideal candidate will excel at establishing and managing successful partnerships with Fortune 1000 firms, academic institutions and others to facilitate public/private sector collaboration, stronger cybersecurity curriculum and smart legislation to attract, enable and retrain the security professionals we need to solve our biggest challenges.
We’re looking for an industry insider who understands security professionals because you are one. Your experience will be invaluable as you contribute to building value for our membership, recruiting new members and developing business development strategies aligned with our product portfolio and association objectives. You will also be responsible for representing (ISC)² on working groups, events and conferences, as well as serve as an association spokesperson to help provide input and recommendations on cyber workforce strategies.
This individual will be part of the Corporate VP and Directors team (https://www.isc2.org/management-team.aspx). The position is based in London England OR remote based on qualifications
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties, though not limited to, will include the following:
- Responsible for developing a regional legislative and regulatory strategy annually that aligns with organizational goals set forth by the Corporate Officer team.
- Be an advocate for our members to help ensure the voice of our membership is heard across channels of influence.
- Partner with PR and marketing efforts to build brand awareness and recognition, increase reach and position (ISC)2 as a leader in the information security profession.
- Build expertise in particular fields – especially emerging fields – to assist in shaping stakeholder awareness and responses, position (ISC)2 as a thought leader and educate members.
- Represent (ISC)² to audiences across government, legislative, and the corporate marketplace. with officials, as appropriate and offer guidance on cyber workforce training, education and certification issues to help develop effective policies and programs that support our mission.
- Provide inputs to internal (ISC)² stakeholders to help ensure our products and services are in alignment with policy and frameworks.
- Responsible for cultivating strategic alliances and developing relationships with public, private and government agencies.
- Represent (ISC)² and participate on related government and association working groups and task forces.
- Promote (ISC)² programs and services through an integrated messaging and advocacy program that includes public speaking, media interviews, blogs, whitepapers, published articles and other social media outlets.
- Provide rapid response support to the (ISC)² Corporate Officers with regards to any regional policy decisions that may affect the organization and/or our members.
- Chair the (ISC)² Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Council.
- Provide support to (ISC)² government-related services such as our events and awards programs.
- Influence the use of (ISC)² products within public, private and government markets.
- Partner with (ISC)² regional managing directors and business development staff to develop the public, private and government market to increase revenue. Participate in sales discussions as needed.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Cybersecurity or Information Technology.
- 20 years of total experience across public, private, IT, training, education or cybersecurity is preferred. Experience as a contractor or consultant may be considered.
- Hold at least one of our certifications, CISSP preferred. Be willing to obtain (ISC)² certification(s).
- Experience in working with subject matter experts on various committees, advisory boards/councils, working groups and other volunteer bodies to advance common goals is strongly preferred.
- Ability to obtain, understand and consider other’s priorities, opinions, and concerns, to provide solutions to problems and to assure reciprocal cooperation from others.
- Ability and willingness to work professionally with departments and candidate groups.
- Requires a mix of technical background with proven experience in project/program management activities such as researching, developing requirements and documenting processes.
- Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to independently follow through to successful completion of projects within a deadline.
- Ability to multi-task and distribute efforts appropriately among tasks, manage competing deadlines, handle frequent interruptions and maintain a high level of productivity.
- Flexibility to adapt quickly and easily to changing situation and priorities in a calm and professional manner.
- Ability to demonstrate and support the 5 Company Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Unity, Accountability, Agility
- A leader or recognized authority on information security and the profession.
- Articulate and effective communicator -- in both speaking and writing
- Problem mitigation -- innovative ideas and solutions to solving problems
- Relationship builder -- both strategic and business relationships; able to establish and maintain long lasting business, community and government relationships for the organization
- Microsoft Office -- high proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Knowledge of frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, DoD 8570/8140, NIST Risk Management Framework, National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
- Excellent organization skills
Physical & Mental:
- Travel up to 35% of the time.
- Work extended hours, when necessary
- Work in an office environment using dual monitor computer screens
- Sitting for extended periods
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