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


We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.


The Role:


The Senior Manager of Security Innovation, Strategy, and Analytics serves as a senior leader within the Allstate Information Security organization.  This position has the responsibility to lead a high performing team that will define Allstate’s overarching cyber security strategy and priorities, manage relationships with key business and technology stakeholders to ensure alignment, and oversee architectural standards to ensure consistency across the organization. 

Responsibilities for this role will be both operational and strategic and will require collaboration with leaders across the enterprise.



Cyber Security Strategy & Business Alignment

  • Understand the 'as-is' state of cyber security, develop Allstate’s enterprise cyber security strategy and over-arching 3-5 year roadmap, and ensure that new capabilities required by the business are supported
  • Ensure Allstate’s cyber security investment strategy balances financial costs and benefits, and enables smart investment decisions aligned with security priorities and accepted risk tolerances
  • Act as a focal point with key business and technology stakeholders to gather input and socialize strategy
  • Define and establish sophisticated security analytics capabilities to create leading, practical applications of data aggregation, correlation, and trending, to support cyber security strategy
  • Maintain an enterprise cyber security operating model, RACI, and interface model between groups
  • Develop frameworks to support business unit strategy execution (e.g. threat model, event, threshold catalogs)




Cyber Security Architecture Oversight

  • Set overall cyber security architecture direction for the enterprise, to ensure consistency where practical
  • Serve as an escalation point for security architecture decisions that span multiple business divisions
  • Define enterprise level cyber security control framework, and manage traceability between business strategy and cyber security controls and mechanisms
  • Establish an enterprise-wide process to evaluate cyber security tools & vendors, maintain a catalog of approved and preferred tools, and assist business divisions with tool rationalization where feasible
  • Contribute to the cyber security roadmap for enterprise level systems, and ensure alignment with strategy


Global, Local and Regulatory Coordination


  • Provide cyber security subject matter expertise and advise on proposed legislation and regulatory changes that affect Allstate
  • Assist business divisions and compliance in defining appropriate controls to address new legal or regulatory requirements, and to ensure these controls are in place across the enterprise


Challenges within the first 12 months

The Allstate Information Security organization is undergoing large-scale transformation. With a complex, matrixed organization structure, the leader must be adept at collaborating with and influencing other executives and senior leadership teams throughout the enterprise. 


Job Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • 7-10  years of business experience in planning, organizing, and developing cyber and information security capabilities
  • 4 years people leadership experience in a matrix organization structure
  • Experience serving as cyber and information security leader in complex organizations
  • Demonstrate executive level business and technical acumen
  • Ability to develop and clearly articulate a compelling cyber and information security strategy to key business stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of cyber security architectures, including experience working with leading enterprise cyber security tools and vendors
  • Experience establishing a cybersecurity big data platform to support the transformation of the Allstate cybersecurity program
  • Knowledge of global and local cyber and information security regulation and legislation
  • Cyber and information security strategy experience in Insurance or Financial Services industry
  • One or more of the following certifications:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA

Advanced degree or masters in computer systems or equivalent


Behavioral Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong executive presence with proven ability to influence peers and senior leadership
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to develop diverse talent and assemble a highly effective team, inspiring those in the organization to do the best work possible and move the organization forward
  • Well-developed relationship management capabilities. Ability to build strong internal and external networks
  • Strategic mindset with understanding of how complex systems work together and the risks involved which are easily understood by business, risk, and executive team



Desirable Criteria


  • Cyber and information security strategy experience in Insurance or Financial Services industry
  • One or more of the following certifications:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from ISC2

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA

Advanced degree or masters in computer systems or equivalent




Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

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.

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