Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Executive Vice President of Operations and Security Services - Remote

Job Locations US
Cybersecurity Operations
Regular Full-Time


Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), the EVP for Operations and Security Services (OSS) is responsible for leading a rapidly growing and evolving organization of approximately $50M/year that is at the forefront of providing effective and highly cost efficient cybersecurity products and services to State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) organizations. The position is responsible for the development and execution of a vision and associated strategy to dramatically improve the cybersecurity of SLTT organizations leveraging both Federal, SLTT, and CIS funding and resources.  In executing the strategy, the position cultivates close partnerships with key government stakeholders and technology service and solution providers, as well as other organizations within CIS. The EVP also provides leadership and oversight of a staff of approximately 130 that has both highly technical as well as non-technical components with responsibility to ensure the development of all staff to be prepared to take on increasingly more complex roles.


The Center for Internet Security (CIS) makes the connected world a safer place for people, businesses, and governments through our core competencies of collaboration and innovation. We are a community-driven nonprofit responsible for industry leading best practices for securing IT systems and data. We lead a global community of IT professionals to continuously evolve these standards and provide products and services to proactively safeguard against emerging threats.

What You'll Do

  • Develop a vision and multi-year strategy for OSS and SLTT customers through a collaborative process involving a broad set of government and industry stakeholders.
  • Provide programmatic leadership and guidance on the execution of the strategic plan and implement systems for tracking and reporting on the progress of execution and attainment of associated goals.
  • Translate leading cybersecurity trends and customer needs into a roadmap of products and services that increase customer value now and in the future.
  • Manage and oversee the evaluation of program effectiveness and efficiency in terms of outcomes, measurable impact, and budget; work with staff and stakeholders to continuously improve program performance.
  • Lead, motivate, and mentor the OSS staff members to ensure effective performance across the organization as well as the development of skills and knowledge that are needed to meet rapidly expanding mission demands.
  • Provide executive leadership to effectively operate the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), consisting of over 13,000 organizations under a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Establish and maintain executive level engagement with government officials at state and local organizations, the DHS, Congress, and other Federal agencies in order to understand the needs and priorities of key stakeholders and to collaborate with them regarding OSS strategy and progress in improving SLTT cybersecurity.
  • Publicly represent CIS with external stakeholders, including community groups, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations, developing and leveraging relationships in support of the CIS mission.
  • Provide executive oversight of the CIS Security Operations functions (24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Technology and Innovation, and Engineering and Product Management) ensuring effective, efficient, and state-of-the-art services, products, and processes.
  • Guide ISAC Stakeholder Engagement activities (Member Programs, Product Deployment, Services, Events, and Account Management) to ensure increasingly effective engagement of SLTT organizations leading to improved cybersecurity posture.
  • Provide oversight and management of the selection and/or development, integration, implementation, and operation of complex technology solutions and programs for internal use or use by SLTT organizations.
  • Engage with U.S. organizations (e.g., other ISACs) and international organizations to share best practices that result in a mutual benefit and enhance global cybersecurity.
  • Identify and lead the pursuit of new areas where CIS can have significant impact and establish appropriate business relationships to achieve this impact.
  • Identify and engage in senior-level outreach and speaking opportunities on behalf of CIS.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Minimum of seven years’ operating as an executive leader for a rapidly growing, customer-focused organization providing a wide range of cybersecurity services and products to a large and diverse set of stakeholders
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in successfully leading and expanding large (i.e., 100+ staff) organizations comprised of highly technical as well as non-technical staff
  • Minimum of five years coordinating with federal, state and local government officials
  • Minimum of five years progressive experience in the management of very large-scale cybersecurity operations organizations
  • Proven record of strategy development, organizational innovation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience developing budgets and managing departmental budget execution and solid financial acumen
  • Demonstrated experience leading in a complex, multi stakeholder organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity
  • The position is open to U.S. citizens and requires a favorably adjudicated DHS Fitness Review for Public Trust Positions
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have or be eligible for a national security clearance

It's A Plus If You Have:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading highly innovative and entrepreneurial organizations
  • Experience implementing leading edge security products and establishing security monitoring capabilities for very large enterprises
  • Ten years managing security operations organizations
  • Familiarity with state and local information technologies and organizations
  • Experience in managing Federal grants
  • Knowledge of elections processes and infrastructures
  • Non-Profit experience

**Factors that may cause a negative Fitness Review decision include:

  • Criminal Conduct
  • Dishonest Conduct
  • Employment Misconduct
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Use (illegal drug use or use of a legal drug in a manner that deviates from approved medical direction) Additionally, illegal drug use includes the use of drugs that are illegal for federal purposes despite being legal in select states and countries, such as marijuana.)
  • False Statements
  • Financial Issues
  • Have not resided in the US for three (3) of the past five (5) years

The job description has been updated to more completely describe the executive-level responsibilities as well as the broad scope of the position responsibilities.


At CIS, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in which the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and views of our employees, members, and customers are valued and respected. It is through this commitment that we are able to work together towards our common mission: to make the connected world a safer place.


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