Security Spec Prin. – Lead (Cyber Data Protection & Privacy)

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Job Description

  • This position is located in Columbus, Ohio but may be eligible for remote home based as long as selected candidate is within AEP’s current operating territory (WV, VA, TN, AR, KY, TX, OH, IN, MI, OK, LA)*

Position Summary: Responsible for large-scale security assignments with minimal direction from senior team to help ensure that the company complies with global privacy and data protection laws, regulations, and industry leading practices. Responsible for gathering, investigating, and analyzing privacy and data protection requirements, processes, and incidents. Responsible for the conceptual design of implementation strategies on assigned privacy and data protection projects/activities. Demonstrates advanced problem solving, decision-making, and functional area knowledge. Mentors and provides functional/technical work direction to team.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Act as a data privacy and compliance champion by monitoring and validating privacy controls to ensure that projects, documentation, and processes are compliant with current data privacy regulations.
  • Analyze, monitor, and report, as well as design and perform assessments on privacy risk.
  • Develop and follow methodologies to process and collect metrics that will allow the company to understand current risk states, trends, and control effectiveness.
  • Identify gaps in the design and operating effectiveness of privacy control frameworks.
  • Create and implement internal tools and strategy to communication policies and procedures to key stakeholders.
  • Develop, refine, and update procedures to enhance privacy and compliance governance.
  • Work with internal teams to remediate any activities for continuous privacy improvement, including manage projects for privacy and compliance enhancement.
  • Flexibly assist in other areas of concern to the privacy team to benefit the company’s privacy posture.
  • Understands the impact individual security, privacy, and related business decisions may have on the enterprise. Demonstrates awareness of key security and privacy trends.

Job Type

Full-Time

Relocation

No

Minimum Requirements

NOTE: This position will be filled at the experience and salary grade level commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate as compared to the minimum requirements stated below. Note: The selected candidate for this position will work remotely and, though location is flexible, will require vetting and final approval prior to offer and/or start.

Security Specialist Prin.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • OR Associates degree with 2 years relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance
  • OR High School Diploma/GED with 4 years relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance

Experience

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance in addition to any experience identified above.

Education

Security Specialist Lead:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • OR Associates degree with 2 years relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance
  • OR High School Diploma/GED with 4 years relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance

Experience

  • Seven or more years of relevant experience in security (cyber or physical) or NERC-CIP compliance in addition to any experience identified above.

Additional Requirements

Licenses/Certifications: CISSP or other Security certification preferred

Work Designation

Remote

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