Information Security Risk Manager

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Job Description

The Role of IT Management is to lead the IT organization by: fostering the development of a common vision; providing clear direction and priorities; clarifying roles and responsibilities; recognizing and removing barriers to progress; encouraging and empowering others to achieve; creating enthusiasm and a desire to excel; accurately assessing the strengths and development needs of team members; giving timely, specific feedback and coaching; providing challenging assignments and opportunities.

A Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the organization by growing him/herself, growing others and growing the business. This position is for a Manager in the Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures information Security department. This Manager will oversee a team of risk assessors leading the delivery of a high value and strategically improvement Information security service across the organization.

Job Description

People Management :

  • Build long-term relationships within team and amongst peers by creating an environment of safety and security champions
  • Creates an environment of accountability for direct reports and peers.
  • Executes HR-related processes and develops staff through coaching and mentoring and providing specific, timely, open, honest, constructive performance feedback.
  • Leads employees and influences peers through change by using one’s self as an example.

General Management & Decision Making:

  • Creates and delivers a team strategy in alignment with overall Allstate Technology transition to product driven delivery leveraging agile methodology. This includes identifying and implementing the necessary roles, skills, behaviors, and processes to enable this transition.
  • Communicates strategy to the team so they understand their role in achieving the established goals.
  • Manages day to day work of employees ensuring best utilization of financial, technical and team resources.
  • Works closely with and influences decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support a risk informed decision and action framework.
  • Makes decisions that have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities beyond their immediate team.
  • Initiates and implements continuous improvements in all areas of IT responsibility.
  • Anticipates issues and develops preventive measures. Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and contributes to Allstate business and functional strategy.

Business Partner Management

  • Acts as a Change Catalyst for a risk based approach to delivery of services and systems.
  • Influences direct reports, clients, service providers and peers to successfully deliver on business commitments.
  • Partners with others in their organization to set and manage expectations; continually seeks opportunities to be a thought partner and increase internal business partner satisfaction and deepen relationships.
  • Adapts communication approach for audiences at multiple internal and external levels.

Job Description

Risk Management

  • Ensure the strategic alignment of information security with business strategy to support organizational objectives.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate measures to manage and mitigate risks and reduce potential impacts on information resources to a level acceptable to the senior management of the company.
  • Manage the review of changes in company processes, standards and technology to ensure the effectiveness of security controls to meet compliance requirements
  • Integrate security risk assessment activities into Allstate day to day processes.
  • Perform periodic assessments of information security risk.
  • Consult with stakeholders on requirements for new and existing business / technology solutions.
  • Ability to fully understand business requirements and work with them to define appropriate solutions security objectives while meeting the business need.
  • Partner with all areas of the business, including internal auditors, legal, IT and business partners
  • Develop and improve KPIs, metrics, and trending for the risk management and consulting function.
  • Respond to and assist with audits, assessments and compliance requests.
  • Participate and lead new projects as needed.
  • Serve as client liaison as needed on matters pertaining to Risk Management.
  • Promote and consult on the positions that help strengthen and secure the organization by either following standards or helping direct others on technology positions.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the organization’s information asset protection policies and procedures, and information technology best practices.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to a team of risk professionals.
  • Develop and refine procedures and techniques used by the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Minimum 7 years of IT security experience
  • Strong people management skills and experience.
  • Experience in the insurance and/or financial industries required.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in cross functional teams, including offsite, remote and offshore resources
  • Effective written, verbal communication skills. Ability to tailor communication style to audience at hand
  • Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical resources
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-directed, works with minimal guidance, and recognizes when guidance needed
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast securing evolving technology such as cloud and mobile computing.
  • Experience evaluating and securing payment processing technology.
  • Knowledge of PCI DSS, HIPAA, ISO, NIST, and IT Controls
  • Strong understanding of IT security best practices
  • CISSP or CISM, or other industry certification or expected completion of certification within 1 year of hire.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life — including a generous paid time off policy.

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