IT Security Director

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.

Location: US - IL - Chicago

Jun 5, 2018
Job Details
Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) is the leading operator of Manufactured Home

Communities, RV Resorts, and Campgrounds in North America. ELS consists of over 400

resorts in 32 states and British Columbia and a team of over 4,000 employees. Our beautiful

communities and parks are located in the most desirable regions of the country and we offer a

variety of homes and camping options to meet a wide range of customers' needs. Our guests and

residents enjoy rich vacation and lifestyle experiences in our various resorts.

We are seeking a Director of IT Security to join our team in Chicago, IL. As a IT Security Director,

you will be an integral part in supporting and enhancing the operations for ELS by establishing and

executing strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security program directives and plans, to

ensure that the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information is owned, controlled or

processed in a manner compliant with ELS policy and relevant regulatory authorities.

Job Duties include:

* Oversee the establishment and implementation of the information security program including any and all company-wide information security training efforts for IT and enterprise wide.

* Develops and directs risk assessment activities regarding information security.

* Establish metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency, effectiveness, and maturity level of the program.

* Provide regular reporting on current state of information security program to senior managers as appropriate.

* Develop and maintain information security policies, standards, guidelines and oversee thedissemination of security policies and practices.

* Devise a program that helps ensure that all data and information is properly categorized,controlled, protected and retained in accordance with its value and risk, and retained pursuant to applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

* Provide leadership and guidance on information security topics, advising and collaborating on security processes, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans.

* Ensure that system and application security is appropriate; consult with IT teams to ensure that security is factored into the evaluation, selection, installation, and configuration of hardware, applications and software.

* Lead investigations of any actual or potential information security violations and manage escalation of security events; assist with related legal matters associated with such events as needed and make recommendations to correct or prevent future incidents.

* Monitor external threat environment for emerging threats and advise relevant stakeholders on appropriate courses of action.

* Liaise with relevant business units (such as Internal Audit, Legal, Finance, Operations, and,HR teams), and external agencies as needed to ensure that ELS maintains a strong security posture.

* Work with system administrators and application developers to audit, monitor and validate their environment’s security, including conducting gap analysis and other comprehensive internal assessments of existing systems to improve the security infrastructure and mitigate risks.

* Provide oversight to the architecture and engineering of new security systems; including the evaluation of technical designs.

* Engineer, manage the implement and monitoring of security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information

* Develop, implement and administer a suite of security services and tools to address, monitor, mitigate, and report security risk.

* Keep abreast of security incidents and act as primary control point during significant information security incidents. Provide leadership, direction and guidance in addressing and investigating security incidences that arise.

* Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements include:

* Five years’ experience in information technology field.

* Five years’ experience in dedicated technical information security roles.

* Four years of experience in an information security management role.

* Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), similar credentials CISA, or CCNA are a plus.

* Education level of B.S. or higher in Computer Science or IT Security.

* Strong knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, COBIT, NIST, CSA and proven track record of legal and regulatory requirements/standards, including but not limited to: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

* Proven track record and experience in developing information security programs, policies and procedures, including successful implementations in large enterprise environments.

* Experience with contract and vendor negotiations.

* Experience securing web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols.

* High degree of initiative, dependability; experience managing multiple, simultaneous, and high-profile information security initiatives and responses.

* Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.

* High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity. Ability to advise infrastructure and applications staff in securing their respective environments.

* Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

* Strong ability to convey security information to non-technical end-users in a way that inspires adoption and adherence to all IT and Board security policies and programs.

* Experience in the retail and/or hospitality industry preferred, experience with retail credit card online and card-present transactions.

In return for your excellent skills and abilities, ELS offers a rich benefits package including:

competitive salary, bonus program, comprehensive medical, dental, and Rx coverage,

401(k), employee stock purchase plan, paid holidays and vacations.

We invite you to visit our web site at for additional information

regarding our exceptional resort communities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and thank all applicants
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Additional Details
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.