Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Research and Innovation Process Lead- Remote

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time


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.


 The Research and Innovation Process Lead will support the Chief Technology Officer with research and initiatives aligned to CIS mission and goals. The role will support ongoing market and technology research impacting the long-term strategy for security technology and evolution. Technical strategy research  include researching and understanding current capabilities of large providers as well as emerging technology from startups and research developments.


The Research and Innovation Process Lead will manage collaborative efforts across business units at CIS when investigating process or project improvements. When appropriate, this will follow innovation processes to formalize the approach, ensure collaboration, and to aid in the identification of intellectual property development.


What You'll Do

  • Serve as a point of coordination and research to support the development and maintenance of US State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) focused offerings aimed to increase security and reduce human resource needs. Lead innovation process, where appropriate to identify collaboratively potential solutions and vet proposals and alternatives.
  • Coordinate with various internal stakeholders throughout the organizations on making sure needs are met with solutions and funding. Working closely with these departments to ensure seamless solutions.
  • Influence theme of built-in security for cloud-based and other appropriate offerings, working with partners to develop services
  • Engage in standards bodies as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with external organizations on research and development.
  • Support CTO on calls and follow up to ensure mission and team goals and objectives are met.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Technology or related field*


3+ years’ work-related experience


Strong understanding of virtual environment security, architecture, data models, and security controls


Strong understanding on configuration automation protocols, including attestation, and of Risk Assessment on service offerings


Strong research and presentation abilities


Strong editing and documentation abilities


Experience working with variety of audiences and supporting teams across a variety of efforts


Ability to work collaboratively, facilitating updates based on consensus


Must be authorized to work in the United States


It's a Plus if you have:


5+ years of work experience


*Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.


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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