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Chief Information Security Officer in McLean, VA at Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Date Posted: 11/23/2018

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Job Description

Chief Information Security Officer


PenFed is hiring a Chief Information Security Officer at our headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The primary purpose of this job is to be responsible for management of the  Information Security program including Compliance, Information Protection, Security Operations center (SOC), Network, and systems security engineering to include desktops, laptops, servers and mainframes.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned

  • Direct the development and implementation of a comprehensive information security program and plan to proactively address information security risks, vulnerabilities, and program controls effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement strategies and practices that provide information security for credit union and computer systems, including information and data to support compliance with NCUA, GLBA regulations and other relevant information security standards.
  • Investigate and recommend technical solutions to threats and vulnerabilities in the corporate information systems and data communications networks.
  • Participate in the application development lifecycle to evaluate information security controls implemented as new systems are deployed.
  • Plan, implement, use and management of TCP/IP based networks including specific knowledge of Cisco and Fortinet routers, firewalls and IDS; security features of Internet connections including both public and internal Web servers; and management of IBM mainframe systems.
  • Utilize knowledge of the security implications of various network protocols, communications devices, hardware based encryption devices, and network systems.
  • Lead the information security engineering and operations strategy and provide direction to those operating units of the information Security department.
  • Responsible for cyber security first line of defense, with particular experience and expertise in information security, support of internal audits, including understanding of regulations from agencies such as NCUA, FDIC, NIST, GLBA, or similar regulatory requirements.
  • Support information security and be involved in end-to-end management of information Security projects that include engineering, operations, vulnerability ident cation, compliance remediation, and security team deliverables.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively and influence Business and IT leadership, staff and other stakeholders, company-wide, to implement security recommendations, therefore, the utmost degree of personal presentation, integrity and professionalism are essential. 

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Information Security, Business Administration or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of ten (12) years’ experience in IT / Information Security is required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the financial services industry specific to banks or credit unions is required.
  • Knowledge of NCUA, GLBA regulations and NIST standards for Information Security, mainframe and network experience along with financial service industry experience is required.
  • Must have working knowledge of and understanding of key security concepts such as access management, vulnerability and patch management, SIEM, network threats and encryption.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will directly supervise employees.

Licenses and Certifications

CISM and/or CISSP certifications are preferred.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.

*Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.*


Limited travel to various worksites is required.

About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 571-289-4710.