AVP, Security Operations (M&A)Apply Job ID: R-015691 Date posted: 08/10/2021 Primary Location NC-Remote Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-San Diego
Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!
LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA. We support over 19,000 financial professionals—including over 14,000 independent advisors, more than 700 financial institutions, and over 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. We enable advisors to focus on their clients by reducing the complexity of running their practice and we support their business by offering enabling technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research. At LPL, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. And Technology is at the center of our mission.
LPL Financial is seeking an AVP, Security Operations (M&A) to work within its growing Information Security Operations organization reporting to the VP, Security Operations. As a subject matter expert you should be a motivated and driven individual that has the direct responsibility supporting the security operations team focused on Mergers and Acquisitions. This role will have direct responsibility to enhance and enable Security Operations by conducting comprehensive assessment of the M/A targets environment to identify security posture, align with business requirements and provide appropriate level of security controls. As a subject matter expert within the Security Operations team, focused on providing expert consultation and relationship management specific to M&A activity and collaborating across information security. This position partners with key business leaders, project and integration teams, technical leads, finance, and vendors.
Manage the full life cycle of day-to-day security integration activities including coordination of detailed functional plans, communication with key stakeholders, and issue resolution. Create awareness of cross- functional inter-dependencies and establish prioritization for plan execution to minimize disruption on daily operations.
Establish goals that align with the mission and complete performance reviews.
Responsible for supporting Security Operations during normal business hours and in an on-call rotation outside normal business hours
Work hand in hand with security program management and tactical deployment teams to ensure alignment with strategy and vision.
Standardize and improve existing due diligence and security integration methods with inputs from across the Information Security team in order to comprehensively assess the target organization's technical environment, security posture and capabilities, and inherit internal and third-party risks. Capture best practices and lessons learned throughout the due diligence period for continuous improvement for future acquisitions.
Develop and maintain Security M&A Runbook to support lifecycle
Coordinates efforts among multiple business units during M&A activity
Develop solutions that balance business requirements with information security requirements
This position will also be supporting teams across Security Operations and extended Information Security teams including:
Endpoint and Network Security
Cloud Service, Provider, and Platform Security
Identity & Access Management
Risk, Compliance, and Security Management
Security Operations and Incident Response
Threat Hunting, Intelligence, and Analytics
What are we looking for?
We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.
Bachelor's degree in Information Security or Technology related field
5+ years of experience in information security, especially in a cross functional information security role
2+ years of experience supporting M&A activities in an Information Security Team
Solid business acumen, flexibility, and judgment to evaluate issues/problems of high complexity and make sound decisions.
Experience driving measurable improvement in assessing security posture and recommending solutions to align with security requirements in a scalable and supportive method.
Experience working with SIEM systems, threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration solutions, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), file integrity monitoring (FIM), DLP, and vulnerability scanning, identify and access technologies, and other network and system monitoring tools.
Good written and verbal communication skills
Excellent understanding of technical security safeguards.
Security certifications such as CISSP or relevant
At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.
We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.
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Information on Interviews:
LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.