Department of Technology Recruiting for Deputy State CISO

The state’s deputy chief information security officer has primary responsibility for managing the Risk Governance, Advisory, Audit/Compliance and Security Operations, which includes Security Assurance, Security Solutions and Security Threat Management, also known as Security Operations Center.

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The California Department of Technology is recruiting for a deputy state chief information security officer (CISO).

The position (Career Executive Assignment) is a key one in state IT governance, as the job posting notes: The deputy state CISO “is responsible for the development, maintenance, implementation and enforcement of statewide policies to ensure the California Department of Technology (CDT) can provide for the safety and security of the technical infrastructure and the data and information of California state organizations.”

The deputy CISO has primary responsibility for managing the Risk Governance, Advisory, Audit/Compliance and Security Operations, which includes Security Assurance, Security Solutions and Security Threat Management, also known as Security Operations Center (SOC).

“The deputy state CISO will be focused on execution and promotion of statewide security strategy,” the posting notes. “The deputy state CISO will also have responsibility over the operational support of incident response and threat intelligence staff embedded within the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC), within the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.”

The position reports to state CISO Vitaliy Panych, who held the deputy position until his promotion was made official in January.

Additional responsibilities of the deputy position include:

  • Develop, implement and enforce statewide IT security policies to ensure the safety and security of the technical infrastructure for the state.
  • Implement physical and security systems; strategic and operational planning (internal and external); develop and implement high-level statewide IT policies and procedures addressing detection, prevention, containment and deterrence mechanisms to protect and maintain the integrity of the CDT technical infrastructure and data files for departmental and program security and recovery; and ensure overall coordination and integration of data center security policies, programs and plans.
  • Implement and maintain risk management for the CDT and assist the CDT customers in implementing and maintaining their risk management programs.
More information about the position can be found in the duty statement.

The deputy CISO position has a monthly salary range of $11,505 to $13,063, and the application deadline is April 22.

Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire.