Cybersecurity Education Consultant

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Job Description

In addition to Charlotte, NC, we will consider strong qualified individuals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to work in our Irving, TX office.

Here at Allstate our Cybersecurity Education Consultant will contribute to the overall management and execution activities that support educating Allstate end users about their information protection responsibilities. The position manages projects to mitigate risks associated with the human factor of security, conducts research to identify emerging trends in adult learning, and implements programs that ensure or improve the effectiveness of corporate security education strategies. Has a thorough understanding of stated security policies and how they affect end user behavior.

A broad range of professional skills along with strong interpersonal skills will be required for problem-solving, collaboration with virtual cross-functional work groups, as well as the design and implementation of cybersecurity education and development. This resource is expected to serve as a trusted advisor that can clearly articulate security risks, expected behaviors to mitigate those risks and Allstate security policies, standards, and guidelines to both technical and business audiences alike.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates, develops and curates cybersecurity training content
    • Leads the coordination of training delivery within the Cybersecurity Education portfolio.
    • Analyzes training needs to determine whether to build, buy or curate training and development material.
    • Designs training material and workforce development plans according to approved training strategies and plans.
    • Develops error-free training and development material that meets the organization's requirements, creates understanding of complex subject matter, and effectively uses language in an innovative and creative way to reinforce key messages.
    • Helps with setting strategy for work within the Cybersecurity Education portfolio.
    • Represents information security at local company events by supporting organization's mission and key messages.
  • Leads cybersecurity training plans and tactics for at least one track within the Cybersecurity Education Portfolio
    • Leads planning sessions regarding root cause analysis of business issues and/or opportunities that lead to the development of training plans.
    • Applies functional knowledge to lead the creation and execution of cybersecurity training plans.
    • Has a clear understanding of the business issues and uses training to help solve organizational problems and achieve organizational objectives
    • Edits/reviews self/others' training courses, deliverables and plans.
    • Acts as a mentor for others on the team.
  • Identifies training measures and metrics to ensure desired outcomes and alignment to business goals
    • Leads the creation, reporting and analysis of key metrics, measurements and analytics for appropriate training material within at least one track of the Cybersecurity Education portfolio.
    • Helps to identify key metrics, measurements and analytics for the Cybersecurity Education portfolio.
  • Develops and maintains effective partnerships
    • Builds a network of contacts; develops and maintains cross-organizational relationships.
    • Works with colleagues from across the organization to achieve better results.

Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of technical training experience with preference being in Security
  • Strong understanding of learning and development strategies
  • Strong instructional design and writing skills across a range of disciplines (computer-based training, instructor-led training, scripts, workshops, etc.)
  • Intermediate understanding of technology and/or cybersecurity
  • Knowledge / experience with Articulate 360 or Storyline preferred
  • General knowledge of: NIST 800-53, NIST cybersecurity framework, NICE, ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards, and COBIT
  • Creative skills and ability to analyze and integrate client needs into an effective deliverable
  • Ability to perform under pressure and work independently in a "semi-structured" environment, but also recognizes when guidance is needed from program management and delivery leaders.
  • Strong project management and consulting skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter who demonstrates complete ownership over assigned objectives
  • Comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Strategic thinking skills

In addition to Charlotte, NC, we will consider strong qualified individuals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to work in our Irving, TX office.

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