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Senior Information Security Strategist


Zurich Services LLC (a division of Zurich Insurance) is seeking to hire a Senior Information Security Strategist within Global Information Security (GIS). 


This is a key senior position responsible for helping to enact the vision, establish the IT security strategy and program to ensure information assets are adequately protected within the enterprise. The role can be located at the Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL OR remotely for the right person.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Directly engage key stakeholders from various internal IT security functions including Cyber, Operations, Engineering, and Architecture along with business-facing stakeholders.
  • Help develop and maintain framework for risk-based strategic planning to guide activities against evolving cyber threats.
  • Build program in alignment with the IT security strategy to ensure best practices, improve value gained and mature technology capabilities.
  • Align with methodologies to assess the level of compliance with baseline requirements and mechanisms for status reporting.
  • Support vendor governance to optimize costs, enhance services and mitigate risks while furthering the value received from vendors throughout the deal lifecycle.
  • Align with the corporate strategic direction and prioritize IT security efforts that support the business to efficiently reduce the level of IT risk.



Basic Qualifications:



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Consulting experience in a major firm or technology product vendor
  • Ability to operate at senior management level using highly developed consulting and influencing skills, and able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Understanding of holistic set of IT technologies and processes (operating systems, databases, networking, web/application, change management, SDLC, disaster recovery, monitoring, cloud)
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements relevant to the insurance business
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English
  • Occasional travel (domestic / international)
  • Experience in producing and delivering content for senior executives & boards in companies at a Fortune Global level
  • Ability to be a change agent to transform and streamline an organization and enhance capabilities to meet current and future business drivers
  • Strong risk management and IT security skills, as well as contract and vendor negotiation
  • Solid understanding of technology landscape and experience in vetting product solutions and managing proof of concepts
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance drivers, IT compliance controls, and security concepts and architectures
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements relevant to the insurance business
  • Insurance and/or financial services industry experience
  • Experience working across geographical boundaries to engage team members and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, budget, strategy, and team management skills
  • Ability to operate at an executive level and able to communicate security and risk related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Relevant certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA
  • Proficient understanding of IT security risk improvement best practices, methodologies, tool mechanisms and trends
  • Knowledge of control frameworks and audit processes including governance concepts such as ISO and NIST
  • Knowledge of global industry and regulatory requirements including PCI, EU privacy, GDPR, HIPAA, SOX
  • International experience a plus


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MG1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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