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VP - Information Security - Security Operations

Job ID: R-002126 Date posted: 05/30/2018 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill

Position Summary

The SOC manager is responsible for managing activities relating to monitoring and responding to security events. Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and oversight of the SOC program to ensure personnel are managed and operational efficiencies are maintained. A leadership position, the SOC manager works with multiple technology platforms and interfaces with other groups within IT security operations, IT security architecture, any offshore partners, and other technology and business functions.

The role requires technical competence and experience managing diverse teams. Additionally, the role requires familiarity with recent threats and adversarial techniques, as well as the ability to quickly understand complex environments. Business and interpersonal skills are essential to manage risk to the business, interface with other business units and develop SOC analysts. The SOC manager contributes to the company IT security strategy and roadmap, and is an excellent communicator at both the staff and executive levels.

Essential Job Duties

  • Manage a team of associates and (potentially) onsite and offsite contractors to monitor for and respond to security events 24x7x365.
  • Plan and execute regular incident response and postmortem exercises, with a focus on creating measurable benchmarks to show progress (or deficiencies requiring additional attention).
  • Automate repetitive tasks and drive efficiencies so analysts can work on more advanced tasks.
  • Manage security event investigations, partnering with other departments as needed.
  • Evaluate and update SOC policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Develop metrics and scorecards to measure risk to the organization, as well as effectiveness and efficiency of SOC associates.
  • Partner with the security engineering team to improve tool usage and workflow, as well as with the advanced threats and assessment team to mature monitoring and response capabilities.
  • Manage career development for a team of associates, including training and mentoring, conducting performance reviews and exhibiting behaviors to be modeled by team members.
  • Develop skills and capabilities for associates, ranging from interns to Senior analysts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 10+ years of information security monitoring and response or related experience.
  • Experience managing people, including technical staff.
  • Experience managing a 24x7 operational environment.
  • Focus on recruiting, developing and retaining employees.
  • Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues.
  • Experience driving measurable improvement in monitoring and response capabilities at scale.
  • Experience managing security information and event management (SIEM) systems, threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration solutions, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), file integrity monitoring (FIM), data loss prevention (DLP) and other network and system monitoring tools.
  • Experience in investigations using formal chain-of-custody methods, forensic tools and best practices.
  • Track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.

Additional Qualifications

  • Highly effective communicator with ability to influence business units.
  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset.
  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Leverages strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.
  • Is highly trustworthy; leads by example.
  • Track record of successful personnel management.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent experience.

  • 5-7 years of related experience in managing a SOC required.
  • CISSP, CISM and/or SANS certification a plus.

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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