Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

The Opportunity
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is a top-10 public research university with nearly 40,000 students who study in person at the main campus in Atlanta, at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France, at Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China, as well as through distance and online learning. Students represent 50 states and 149 countries.

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for developing and maintaining a world-class, institution-wide information security and risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. This executive is responsible for creating and maintaining a cybersecurity program and leading the Georgia Tech Cyber Security team in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Institute information assets and managing cybersecurity related compliance.  

The CISO serves as the process owner of all assurance activities and is responsible for leading the investigation of, and response to, cybersecurity incidents. This individual will oversee the establishment of group/departmental/division goals, determining the resources needed to meet those goals, assessing group/departmental/division performance feedback, while overseeing and managing the department’s budget.  

A key element of the CISO's role is working with Georgia Tech’s executive leadership team, external and internal leadership, stakeholders, and law enforcement agencies to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization.  The CISO must be highly knowledgeable about the academic environment and ensure that information systems are maintained in a fully functional, secure mode. The ideal candidate is a thought leader, a consensus builder, and an integrator of people and processes.

The Georgia Institute of Technology has retained Korn Ferry, a global executive search firm, to assist with this search.  Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.  Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

Jeff McKinnis, Senior Client Partner
Steven Kaufman, Managing Consultant
Rich Harrold, Senior Recruiter
Direct email inquiries to:

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