Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Director Of Critical Security Controls- Remote

Job Locations US
Security Best Practices
Regular Full-Time


CIS (Center for Internet Security) is the trusted guide to confidence in the connected world. CIS collaborates with the global security community to lead both government and private-sector entities to security solutions and resources. CIS is an independent, not-for-profit organization.


Security Best Practices is home to the Critical Security Controls (the Controls), a set of cybersecurity best practices developed by security experts and have been implemented by thousands of customers around the world. The Director will be assigned to the Content Development team and be responsible for fostering adoption of the Controls, prioritizing Controls work, helping set the strategy for the Controls, managing the Controls team and managing stakeholder relationships. 

What You'll Do

  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external organizations to lead Controls efforts and improve the adoption of the Controls
  • Serve as the focal point for Controls products and the Controls team
  • Lead and/or support the development and maintenance of Controls products
  • Help set the technical direction for new Controls product offerings
  • Build and nurture relationships with partners through regular engagement
  • Partner with the marketing and communication teams to develop powerful and persuasive content
  • Speak and present briefings at conferences, webcasts or other events to help foster the adoption of the Controls
  • Stay abreast of cybersecurity news, policy and trends
  • Support other Controls team members and assume additional duties as required
  • Provide inclusive leadership including recruitment, development, coaching and mentoring of team members.
  • Evaluate state of the art technologies and the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape, and lead implementation of new and innovative technologies or enhancements of Security Best Practices product and services.
  • Guide team efforts to understand and characterize the needs of CIS customers, leading to the identification, prioritization, development, delivery and sustainment of best practice products and services
  • Aligns the strategic priorities of the organization to team/department goals
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree at an accredited college*
  • 4+ years related work experience with an understanding of cybersecurity policy and the current state of cybersecurity
  • 2+ years experience leading, coaching and mentoring teams
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders across multiple industries
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if you have:

  • Expertise in compliance/regulatory frameworks such as the NIST CSF, ISO 27000 series, PCI, etc

*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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