Director of IT/Cybersecurity Audits

Last Updated: November 2, 2023By

Job title: Director of IT/Cybersecurity Audits

Company: Leidos

Job description: Leidos Corporate Internal Audit Department is seeking a Director of IT/Cybersecurity Audits. Ideally, we’re looking for a candidate who lives within commuting distance to Reston – VA, but would consider 100% telework for the right candidate.

This is a key leadership position in the Internal Audit Department and is responsible for IT/Cybersecurity Audit activities including risk assessment, development of a risk-based audit plan, and planning/supervising audits. This position reports to the Chief Audit Executive and requires a close working relationship with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) organization, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) organization, and Business Groups. The Director of IT/Cybersecurity Audits is expected to oversee IT/Cybersecurity Audits, SOX IT Audits and IT/Cybersecurity Advisory projects. Leadership skills, critical thinking, building strong relationships with management, ability to train audit staff, and excellent communication skills are paramount to succeed in this role.

This position requires 10% domestic and international travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chief Audit Executive with the development and maintenance of the IT/Cybersecurity portion of the audit plan.
  • Plan and direct audit coverage of core IT disciplines (e.g., infrastructure, computer operations, cloud, IT service management, cyber, third party, project management, IT data governance/protection) and emerging technology risk.
  • Review IT/Cybersecurity planning memoranda, execution documents, and draft reports of audit results issued to Senior Management.
  • Support the advancement of data analytics and robotics process automation to automate tasks, expand audit coverage and increase Department efficiency.
  • Facilitate working with Department peers, internal customers (e.g., CIO, CISO, Government Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management Teams), and External Auditors.
  • Create a future-state vision for Leidos IT/Cybersecurity auditing and related objectives and tactics to achieve.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Maintain direct supervision of a team of highly capable and motivated IT/Cybersecurity audit staff, assign work, review work, and undertake performance reviews.
  • Direct, coach, train and professionally grow IT/Cybersecurity audit staff.
  • Interview, hire and ensure proper training for IT/Cybersecurity audit staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 12+ years of prior experience in IT and/or Cybersecurity, including 8+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects
  • Experience in executing technology risk assessments demonstrating strong knowledge and industry best practices/ frameworks (COBIT 2019, ISO 27001, NIST Standards, CMMC, etc.) relating to IT/Cybersecurity processes such as technical privacy, technical resiliency/business continuity, incident/problem management, data management, configuration/change management, and systems development/deployment, as well as technology platforms and solutions
  • Experience in establishing, implementing and/or auditing IT General Controls’ and Application Controls
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in dealing with Executive Management
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and strategic and innovative critical thinking skills
  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications, e.g., CISA, CISSP, and CISM

Pay Range: Pay Range $117,000.00 – $211,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Expected salary:

Location: USA

Job date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 07:10:40 GMT

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