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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Senior Manager
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Description

The Director: Business Information Security Officer (BISO) functions as the security leader with their area of responsibility.  This role will have overall accountability for the security program across one of the three major business unit; Allstate Personal Lines, Emerging Businesses or Allstate Shared Services

This role will have dual reporting structure, direct line reporting into the VP and Deputy CISO and dotted line reporting into the business unit and is responsible for ensuring that each AoR within the specific business unit has established a focused information security program aligned with the business area risks and the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program.

The BISO serves as the trusted advisor, both to the business unit and to the VP and Deputy CISO.  This role will liaise between the business unit and Allstate Information Security (AIS), keeping clear lines of communication including but not limited to; transparency to the business on upcoming security initiatives, reporting of security risks to the CISO and appropriate committees, as well as a key player in the information security incident response process, from identifying impact to the business and to consumers, to helping shape remediation, and developing external and internal message points. In addition, this role will ensure business compliance with the Information Security Policy and Standards while continuously monitoring and reporting on risks and documented exceptions. 


Oversee the establishment of a documented Information Security Program and supporting strategy for the area of responsibility (AOR)

Oversee the execution of Information Security Risk Management practices across each AoR to include an annual information security risk assessment, transparent reporting of risks and remediation plans at the business until level and overseeing the integration of security risks within the enterprise operational risk framework.


Ensure each AOR has established a comprehensive compliance program aligned with the Information Security Policy and Standards as well as regulatory and contractual requirements.


Ensure the execution of the Access Management strategy across all key applications and systems within each AOR including the establishment of user access logs to enable monitoring of access to critical data including Personally Identifiable Information (PII).


Promote corporate cyber security awareness programs and the implementation of security awareness concepts locally, customizing communications to be suitable for the business


Support the Business Unit and VP and Deputy CISO in seeking appropriate solutions to manage costs while achieving the security goals.





  • Provide input into the Allstate Corporation Information Security Program
  • Review and provide input into the Information Security Policy and Standards
  • Ensure clear lines of communication between Business Unit, AORs and the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Ensure reporting is established on the state and efficacy of security controls for the business unit projects and platforms
  • Secure ongoing security funding for special/complex projects, and evangelizing security awareness across the Business Unit


Key Success Criteria


  • Increased levels of security across designated Business Unit
  • Improved compliance with security standards and policies across Business Unit teams.
  • Greater awareness of information security and data privacy requirements (globally)
  • Adoption of Enterprise Information Security Standards throughout the business environment

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • CISSP or CISM required
  • Seven years or more year of progressive experience in an information security role
  • Strong understanding of audit/risk management methodologies and regulatory requirements pertaining to information security, privacy and data security
  • 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 and 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
  • Project management experience highly desired

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

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