Chief Information Security Officer
Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.
Gibson Dunn is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer. The CISO will lead Gibson Dunn’s cybersecurity team tasked with protecting the digital assets and data of a global law firm with twenty offices in eight countries serving the world’s most sophisticated organizations. The CISO will be responsible for three key areas to ensure a secure yet operationally efficient environment for our world-class team: (i) cybersecurity governance and risk management; (ii) cybersecurity program management; and (iii) incident response and coordination. The CISO is responsible for oversight of people, processes, technology, and governance of the cybersecurity program.
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a senior member of the Firm’s leadership team with a critical role in ensuring the security and operational excellence of Gibson Dunn, a leading global law firm with twenty offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The CISO manages and directs all aspects of Gibson Dunn’s cybersecurity strategy and program, ensuring the security and secure integration of technical applications as well as the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of Firm data and client data entrusted to the Firm. The CISO is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining reasonable risk-based administrative, technical, and physical safeguards across a global infrastructure, inclusive of vendor management. The CISO is a core member of the Firm’s incident response team, and plays a leading role in ensuring preparedness and world-class response to security events.
A collaborative team player and thought partner, the CISO works closely and constructively with other senior leaders, colleagues, clients, and vendors. The CISO oversees and coordinates security efforts across the Firm, including close coordination with information technology, legal, human resources, communications and marketing, facilities management, and other internal teams to identify, prioritize, and implement security initiatives and standards.
A senior executive, the CISO demonstrates exceptional technical expertise and knowledge of relevant industry standards and certifications, as well as strong understanding of relevant legal requirements and their application, exceptional judgment, and the executive leadership skills to develop, implement, maintain, and adapt a comprehensive cybersecurity program to ensure the security of the Firm in a complex and evolving threat landscape.
This position is open to all U.S. office locations of Gibson Dunn.
Cybersecurity Governance and Risk Management
Cybersecurity Program Management
Incident Response and Coordination
Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.
Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $350-500k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.
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