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Security Manager

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.
You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities. Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.
Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them. Job Summary:
The Information Security Manager leads teams of individual contributors focused one or more areas supporting cybersecurity technical design, deployment, and ongoing operations. The manager also leads teams in the development and evaluation of programs, processes and procedures to mitigate cybersecurity risk, ensuring protection of company information and assets, and understanding and applying pertinent industry and government regulations, contracts and requirements. Key Responsibilities:
Leads technical teams to evaluate business technology needs, security and systems requirements, establish specifications and solution design, assess and review existing code, and perform development, integration and programming activities for applications and systems
  • Leads technical teams responsible for partnering with business and technical leaders and vendors to understand and plan resource needs, develop metrics and standards for performance, and perform maintenance, upgrading and resolution of all technical issues with cybersecurity software applications, systems and processes
  • Manages research and analysis of potential and known threats and vulnerabilities and develops testing and incident response plans to mitigate risk; leads teams monitoring systems for unusual activity, assists in directing execution and response to incidents and owns responsibility for coordinating and completing disaster recovery operations and incident investigations
  • Leads teams creating and executing governance plans and metrics for assigned business areas in alignment with operational needs and developing communications and processes that provide guidance and promote cybersecurity risk awareness
  • Leads teams performing ongoing and forensic audits of governance process and procedure compliance; oversees the analysis and summary of results, development of recommendations and negotiation with business and technical leadership for changes and enhancements to resolve issues
  • Manages the evaluation and communication of guidance, interpretation and application of regulatory, contract and industry requirements for cybersecurity governance; directs partnerships with Legal and business leaders to advise course of action and develop processes for organizing and maintaining required filings and documentations
  • Oversees the coaching and development of subordinates on strategies for effective communication and successful interaction with technical and business peers; assists in creating plans in partnership with Learning and Development to grow and expand team technical skills in response to business needs Preferred Qualifications:
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 or more years of related experience
  • Previous Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Knowledge of NIST Cybersecurity framework
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Functional Skills
  • Strong understanding of information security technology
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptually, analytically and creatively
  • Advanced time management skills including ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and organize
  • Demonstrated clear, concise and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish, manage and leverage relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ability to analyze data and apply it to complex problem resolution
  • Basic understanding of security trends in the industry
  • Understanding of expense and resource management processes they relate to corporate cards, travel policy, Allstate-issued equipment, project funding, expense plans, discretionary, semi-discretionary and non-discretionary work, and knowledge of cost centers and internal orders
  • Possess a solid understanding of and openly support and embrace change, approach change in a factual, positive and constructive manner, make effective and accurate decisions in a fast-changing environment, show flexibility and open-mindedness when priorities and goals change, plan and estimate future work efficiently, and anticipate problems and obstacles in sufficient time to minimize impact.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

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$83,000.00 - 145,000.00
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Northbrook, IL 60065, US