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State Finance Entity Recruiting for Chief Information Security Officer

The CISO will report to the chief information officer and will have full responsibility for all the department’s sensitive data/systems – automated and manual, physical and logical, on-premises and cloud-deployed.

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The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) is recruiting for a chief information security officer (IT Manager II).

FI$Cal, the department that serves as the state’s business and accounting office, is seeking a chief information security officer (CISO) to serve as the executive in charge of managing the Privacy, Information Security and Compliance program and holding full responsibility for all the department’s sensitive data/systems – automated and manual, physical and logical, on-premises and cloud-deployed.

“The ITM II is responsible for reviewing and implementing the activities related to the regulatory compliance and risk management that are required to protect data confidentiality and privacy rights, and for ensuring the integrity and availability of these information systems,” the job posting says. “The ITM II has full management responsibility for organizing, planning and directing all activities associated with the FI$Cal Enterprise Security Services Office (ESSO). …

"The ESSO is also responsible for design, development, implementation and ongoing support of information security tools including the identity and access management (IdAM) tools and for managing the FI$Cal user access fulfillment processes. ESSO is also responsible for analyzing the FI$Cal enterprise resource planning system components and databases to identity and implement transaction and access control governance in accordance with Department of FISCal and state policies.”

FI$Cal recently reported having achieved a milestone in its implementation across state government, and the department is in the midst of recruiting for a new chief information officer, to whom the CISO will report. (FI$Cal's former CIO, Subbarao Mupparaju, has taken an executive role in another state agency.)

The FI$Cal CISO will oversee managers as well as consultants and “partner staff,” according the duty statement for the position. Job responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning and policy management (30 percent)
  • Information security program and risk management (20 percent)
  • Access control, governance, risk and compliance (15 percent)
  • Security infrastructure operations (10 percent)
  • Administrative duties (10 percent)
  • Staff management (10 percent)
  • Marginal functions (5 percent)

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,167 to $12,359, and the application deadline is Sept. 15.
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