Director, Cybersecurity Governance (Hybrid)

at Securian Financial Group
Published January 25, 2023
Location Cottage Grove, MN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


*At Securian Financial the internal position title is Info Security Dir*


This position provides enterprise-wide leadership and strategic thinking to identify, develop, implement, and drive cybersecurity policies and standards for the organization.  It provides leadership and direction to a team of cybersecurity associates within the second line of defense. The position oversees the design and implementation of security solutions on an enterprise basis, ensuring protection of nonpublic data and enterprise systems. It partners with Enterprise Technology, business areas, and affiliates in managing the enterprise cybersecurity program.

What you would do in this position:

  • Research, analyze, and design the second line of defense cybersecurity strategy, governance, and roadmap.
  • Conduct cybersecurity risk assessments, drive appropriate mitigation activities, and communicate key risks to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Utilize internal and external risk and capability assessments to inform recommendations on elements of the cybersecurity program.
  • Evaluate short-term and long-term cybersecurity governance needs related to people, process, and technology.
  • Develop cybersecurity strategic direction to meet requirements based on Federal and State regulations, customer requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Identify, develop, and implement enterprise cybersecurity policies and standards, and provide ongoing oversight and testing to validate compliance.
  • Engage & manage external firms for cybersecurity engagements and assessments.
  • Provide oversight on the prioritization and implementation of cybersecurity roadmap initiatives to account for evolving cyber threats, new technological security controls, changing expectations of the financial services industry and customer demands.
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation to executive leadership on the current state of cybersecurity.
  • Serve as liaison between Enterprise Technology, Corporate Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Law, and business areas related to the enterprise cybersecurity program.
  • Approve technical controls to meet security policy requirements in accordance with security by design principles. 
  • Consult and advise on the security aspects of mergers & acquisitions and divestitures for the enterprise.
  • Provide oversight of subsidiaries for the operations identified above and assist subsidiaries in the implementation of their cybersecurity program to ensure they are meeting best practices.

    What we would expect from you:

  • 10+ years of experience in Cybersecurity, Risk, and Compliance or Information Technology.
  • Ability to drive changes through advocacy and influencing.  Assess and influence business unit and technology decisions that deliver business results and meet security objectives of the enterprise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact and establish credibility with associates at all levels; provide formal reports and presentations to senior executives as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to think, plan and operate strategically and collaboratively, understanding enterprise goals and risk appetite.
  • Understanding of emerging technologies utilized by top cybersecurity programs.
  • Ability to articulate emerging cyber risks facing the insurance industry
  • Ability to provide leadership and vision to resolution of conflicts and challenges.
  • Strong technical knowledge related to security technology and tools.
  • Demonstrated capability to understand and apply external environmental situations to Company security policy and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of current cybersecurity industry trends and new or emerging technologies, software, and architectures to ensure security solutions are competitive with the industry.

    **This position will be in a hybrid working arrangement**

    Physical job requirements:

  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Ability to utilize telephone for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to perform grasping tasks throughout the entire work day (examples: handwriting, grasping of equipment/machines, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, handling stacks of paper)

    Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  •   Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  •   Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  •   Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  •   Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  •   Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  •   Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

    Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

    To view our privacy statement click here

    To view our legal statement click here
    PandoLogic. Keywords: Safety and Security Director, Location: Cottage Grove, MN - 55016