Business Information Security Officer

Posted on Apr 6 30 views Northbrook, IL

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate.  We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs.  That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team.  You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount.  We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live.  Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams.  For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face.  We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws.  We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment.  We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection.  We are the Good Hands.  We don’t follow the trends.  We set them.

Job Summary

The Business Information Security Officer Senior Manager designs and establishes standards for cybersecurity practices, processes, and program development across multiple business areas in alignment with all regulatory standards and guidelines. This individual works directly with business and technical senior management and executive leadership to establish requirements for organizational cybersecurity risk assessment and management, address incident management, create and communicate business metrics, and plan long-term change management and process roadmaps for the organization.

Key Responsibilities
  • Partner with senior and executive business and technical leaders to develop standards, requirements and metrics for cybersecurity and technology risk management (internal and 3rd party), incident management, and business continuity programs across the organization.
  • Direct the development, communication and change management for business and technology process and systems deployment and upgrades.
  • Establish overall ongoing and ad hoc program review and audit plans, requirements and specifications for assigned areas. Work with business and technical leaders to understand and interpret metrics and results and develop broad solutions to significant and potential issues.
  • Act as senior point of contact and decision maker for interactions with cybersecurity governance, learning and development, and technical groups on behalf of business areas.
  • Evaluate and determine applicability of new systems and requirements in alignment with all regulatory standards and guidelines. Manage overall communications and change management plan to integrate into business operations.
  • Represent business and cybersecurity interests using knowledge of multiple aspects of business strategy implications. Implement cybersecurity mandates based on business priorities. Lead multiple aspects of the ‘network of relations’ between the business and cybersecurity.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for less-experienced team members. Act as a subject matter expert across multiple domains for learning development.
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; may also have advanced degree
  • 10+ years of related experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Dependent on business alignment, one or more of the following: CISSP, ISSMP, CISM, CICA, CVI, DHS, ITIL, ISA, PCI, MsIA, CSSLP, RHCE, CCNA, MCSA, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, ISSAP

Functional Skills:

  • Strong understanding of audit/risk management methodologies and regulatory requirements pertaining to information security, privacy, and/or data security
  • Project management experience highly desired
  • Ability to manage multiple complex priorities and competing agendas without express authority over delivery teams
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations across a large, complex business
  • Analytical aptitude with an emphasis on investigative, methodical, critical questioning and logical thinking; a data-driven decision maker
  • High level of interpersonal skills to interact with leaders at multiple levels and facilitate team interactions
  • Advanced skills with MS-Windows and other related PC applications

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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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.  For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit

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