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CyberSecurity- Risk Defense

GPS Staffing Greenwood Village, CO
  • Posted: 15 days ago
  • Contractor
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

Job ID# 131195

Principal, Cyber Risk Defense
2 yr contract/ Contract to hire

This Principal is a well-rounded, hands-on, subject matter expert in cybersecurity. As a cybersecurity leader, this individual will lead initiatives to gather requirements, lead design of security solutions, execute those designs, and operationalize the new solutions to mature and evolve security consistently across the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Guide development of strategy and roadmaps for application and device security
  • Develop detailed roadmap plans for execution and ensure teams execute against the defined strategy and roadmap plan
  • Identify new and innovative ways to identify, detect, assess and respond to cyber threat and vulnerabilities more effectively
  • Provide leadership and direction to develop enhanced cloud application and device security solutions to enforce security consistently across organizational deployments
  • Maintain alignment of KP Cyber Security vision with business objectives and requirements
  • Provide gap analysis for information security functions and develop strategies and business case justification for gap remediation
  • Mature existing skills, processes, and technology capabilities to evolve the businesses ability to protect against emergent threats
  • Predict and recognize technology trends and ensure that information security functions adequately plan for them
  • Evangelize application and device security
  • Develop relationships with health care industry peers, research communities, and cybersecurity groups
  • Provide insight and actionable intelligence to KP leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field or 10 years of equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible management experience in planning, budget/financial management, and staffing.
  • A minimum of 10y ears of related IT Cyber Security experience including IT Project Management
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Ability to manage functional and matrixed teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a rolling plan of multiple security projects and programs
  • Strong problem solving and program execution skills
  • Ability to prioritize and drive difficult decisions among business partners
  • Ability to solve very complex security issues that span legal, compliance and regulatory obligations across various lines of business and shared service areas of the company
  • Strong client relationship management experience and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, able to build relationships with people at all levels
  • Strong expertise in the collaboration, facilitation, and coordination of the mitigation of risks
  • Advanced knowledge of own area of functional responsibility and full understanding of multiple related IT functions.
  • Proven experience leading large teams in planning and execution
  • Experience with development and implementation of an application and device security strategy
  • Understanding of the threat life cycle and how an organization would mature into an advanced threat life cycle response
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services offerings and securing those offerings
  • Experience with application security vulnerabilities and their remediations
  • Experience with Windows and macOS platform management and securing these platforms
  • Well versed in next-gen application security capabilities, exceptionally dynamic and static source code testing and secure development practices
  • Well versed in next-gen endpoint security capabilities, especially endpoint detection and response and advanced strategies for securing mobile technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of information security experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of management experience

GPS Staffing


Greenwood Village, CO


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