Cybersecurity Director

The leader of the organization’s overall IT security.

Role overview

The Cybersecurity Director is a senior level role, responsible for overseeing an organization’s overall cybersecurity. The role supervises aspects of IT security including design, development, implementation, incident response, budgets, and adherence to various regulations. The Cybersecurity Director contributes to overall cybersecurity strategy by identifying growth opportunities based on the latest threats, as well as managing security personnel and reporting on the company’s cybersecurity posture.

Cybersecurity Directors
may also be referred to as:
Application Security Director
Assistant Director Cybersecurity
Assistant Director Of Cyber Risk Management
Cloud Security Director
Cybersecurity Operations Director
Cybersecurity Program Director
Cybersecurity Risk Management And Compliance Director
Data Privacy Director
Data Security Director
Director Application Security And Privacy
Director Compliance And Information Security
Director Compliance And Privacy
Director Compliance And Risk
Director Cyber Defense
Director Cyber Threat Intelligence
Director Fraud Prevention
Director Governance Risk And Compliance
Director Identity And Access Management
Director Incident Response
Director Information Security
Director IOT Security
Director Network And Platform Security
Director Network And Security
Director Privacy
Director Privacy And Data Governance
Director Privacy And Risk Management
Director Privacy Architecture
Director Privacy Compliance
Director Product Management and Security
Director Product Security
Director Risk And Privacy
Director Risk Management And Cyber Compliance
Director Security And Identity
Director Security Operations
Director Security Risk Management
Director Software Security Engineering
Director Threat Intelligence
Director Threat Research
Head Of Information Security
Network Security Director
OT Cybersecurity Director
Third Party Risk Management Governance Director
Vice President Compliance And Privacy
Vice President Cyber Risk

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$150,000
National Average
$185,000
$220,000

Responsibilities

Creation and execution of security strategies that will increase the efficiency of IT systems and projects at your organisation.
Directing crisis management by investigating the cause of a breach and implementing the right solutions.
Allocating the correct resources to ensure that staff are delivering secure solutions.
Managing cybersecurity teams within the organization.
Overseeing vulnerability audits, penetration tests and forensic IT investigations, ensuring that any outcomes are understood and applied.
Liaising with other senior level directors and the board to ensure that new systems align with the organization’s overall security policies and data protection strategies.
Ensuring that staff security training and compliance efforts are up to date.
Preparing budgetary allocations and financial forecasts relating to cybersecurity.
Managing partners, stakeholders, vendors and third party solutions providers.

Tools & Environment

Although Director positions often involve more management than technical work, Cybersecurity Directors need to have mastered some cybersecurity tools. These professionals need experience in computer programming languages such as Java or C and operating systems such as Windows and UNIX. They also must be able to conduct risk assessments, compliance audits, and have an understanding of the tools used for threat modelling and intrusion detection.

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