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The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a member-driven non-profit dedicated to making New England a recognized global hub for cyber security. Our programming emphasizes the importance of preparing for large-scale cyber attacks, conducting exercises that help organizations test their readiness to defend against major cyber threats, and hosting meetings for business and security professional to collaborate on overcoming the most pressing cyber security challenges they face. 

Please send your resume or any questions regarding to info@acscenter.org.  

Cybersecurity Programs Manager

The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is seeking an information technology (IT) professional to run its new Collaborative Defense program. The ideal candidate would be a team-oriented security analyst with operations and incident/emergency response planning expertise who has demonstrated strong abilities to define workflows and organize groups against common goals. Candidates with experience working with the public sector or non-profit membership organizations would excel in this position.

Major Responsibilities

The ACSC Cybersecurity Programs Manager’s primary role is to define and maintain the plans and processes that support the execution of our mission. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for implementing projects against ACSC’s strategic priorities and organizing the programs that support key stakeholder networks such as security, technology, legal, and communications professionals. For 2019, your major responsibilities are expected to include:

  • Collaborative Defense Program Delivery: As Programs Manager, you will work with public and private industry leaders in cybersecurity to drive the region’s Collaborative Defense program and execute the plan for its success. This includes:
    • Building strong coalitions of ACSC members and cybersecurity thought leaders to frame goals and priorities
    • Working with federal, state, and industry partners to define and test engagement models
    • Preparing the program plan leading up to a large end-of-year simulation exercise for ACSC members and subsequent after-action report outputs
    • Producing program materials and acquiring feedback from members to ensure value was delivered and a follow-up plan of action is developed to improve the program
    • Assisting with attendee outreach and registration
    • Maintaining a database of speaker, attendee, and organization participation
    • Coordinating meeting logistics and operations
  • Stakeholder Development: As Programs Manager, you will work together with the rest of the ACSC team implementing and maintaining a strong engagement process with its members, sponsors, the community-at-large. Task examples include:
    • Supporting the revenue development pipeline for funding ACSC programs
    • Identifying new stakeholder prospects and maintaining a list of past, current, and prospective members, sponsors, and other stakeholders
    • Defining a stakeholder engagement process for nurturing stakeholder relationships, recording individual priorities, and tracking contacts
    • Preparing regular reports on stakeholder development activities
    • Participating in community events that align with the ACSC mission

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in or running diverse/complex operations in technology groups, ideally in a security operations function. Example prior roles may include Security Operations Center (SOC) management, security incident response, emergency/disaster response, IT/security services, crisis management, etc.
  • Proven project management skills with an aptitude for defining effective workflows, tracking tasks, and administrative scheduling.
  • Strong attention to details, highly organized, able to handle multiple projects, and comfortable adapting to changing conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with external stakeholders, especially senior managers at the director and executive levels, to build broad support around common objectives.
  • Must enjoy working in a small office environment, be comfortable working with remote colleagues, and able to commute around the New England region.
  • Willingness to operate independently and perform routine administrative tasks as appropriate.
  • Must be comfortable with Google G Suite and using collaboration tools in a working group environment.
  • Experience using task/project management tools a plus.
  • Experience with implementing process workflows in ticketing systems and/or CRM systems such as Salesforce a plus.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment a plus.
  • Experience in IT/security operations management and incident response planning desirable.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Cybersecurity Exercise administrator/facilitator

This is a sneak peak at a position that we expect to actively recruit in the spring of 2019. We're envisioning it as a professionalized dungeon master/campaign designer role for helping us execute ACSC's new Collaborative Defense program that aims to build community-level responses to large-scale attacks through information sharing. Our current thinking on the associated areas of support for this role include:

  • Assist in exercise development. Assist in building exercise planning groups to define the scenarios, help facilitate the planning meetings, capture the discussion, and work with partners to write scenarios/exercises.
  • Manage exercise logistics. Form participant teams by engaging with CISOs to get their organizations committed, coordinate with them to organize their teams, and manage scheduling.
  • Exercise facilitation support. Assist in moving the participants (think 100-200 executives) through the exercise (tabletop with potential active drills down the line) and documenting observations.
  • Write after action report, findings, and POA&M. Work with partners to develop after action reports that capture our analysis of exercise results.
  • Present findings. Put together briefings for presenting at conferences and other events.

This will be part of a multi-year effort to build a new framework for conducting community-wide simulations to build stronger cybersecurity awareness for defending against large-scale attacks.

About the ACSC

The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a member-driven non-profit dedicated to making New England a recognized global hub for cyber security. Our programming emphasizes the importance of preparing for large-scale cyber attacks, conducting exercises that help organizations test their readiness to defend against major cyber threats, and hosting meetings for business and security professional to collaborate on overcoming the most pressing cyber security challenges they face.

The ACSC is not your typical organization. Led by a former CISO and long-time advocate for security professionals, ACSC staff work closely with the Executive Director to support the needs of ACSC members and the cyber security community-at-large. We focus on building, enriching, and maturing the region’s cyber security community through our collaborative defense program that brings together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats. Our small team routinely engages with executives at local top-tier businesses and state government to help address some of the most sensitive challenges that they face. Our work environment is fun and driven, relying on the initiative and motivation of each team member to succeed, allowing our staff the space to lead and grow as they see fit. We provide great benefits, including health, dental, and retirement plans, and a very flexible work environment that supports the life/work balance needs of modern professionals.

 

Disclosures

The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the ACSC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employement, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The ACSC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ACSC's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.