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Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Leader

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.


We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!


The Job: Reporting directly to the Head of IT, this senior-level role oversees the cybersecurity function for MSI as a whole. The Deputy Director, Cyber Security is responsible for the continuous development and enforcement of our cybersecurity program, reducing and managing risk to the organization. Additionally, this role drives awareness and adoption of cyber security programs and policies across the organization.



  • Provide strategic leadership, strengthening MSI’s security posture while fulfilling organizational goals and objectives
  • Develop strategy and implement solutions to minimize risk of cyber attacks
  • Develop and drive the adoption of Policies, Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures based on security best practices, industry standards, and government and regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI)
  • Establish and maintain a roadmap of new cyber capabilities, leading to the design and delivery of those capabilities, implementing next generation solutions
  • Stay abreast of cybersecurity issues and trends, emerging technology and solutions, regulatory changes, and the evolving threat landscape
  • Understand current and emerging IT and IS risks
  • Understand and execute upon business and IT priorities (e.g., vision), trends (e.g., industry knowledge) and markets (e.g., existing/planned)
  • Maintain and continuously strengthen a robust Risk Management program
  • Perform periodic IT security risk assessments and conduct continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems
  • Monitor security threats and vulnerabilities in network and host systems
  • Oversee investigation of reported security incidents (Incident Response)
  • Customer relationship and vendor management
  • Ensure business continuity
  • Implement Process improvement and process documentation best practices
  • Collaboration with teams to lead System and technology integration
  • Provide security training and mentoring to other team members, and across the organization
  • Championing & educating cybersecurity best practices & communicating risk to all parts of MSI


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Information Security preferred
  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in cyber security
  • Proven experience working with and influencing with all levels of leadership as well as driving execution of programs or processes
  • Strong collaborator who works well independently or on team projects.
  • High level of initiative and exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven leadership skills, e.g. effectively leading teams and people
  • Ability to recognize and drive need for change
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong oral & written communication skills
  • Results oriented, with the ability to prioritize and make trade-off decisions
  • Ability to simplify & standardize complex concepts or processes

Technical Competencies:

  • IAM Provisioning & Management
  • Source Code Analysis
  • Certificate & Key Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Server and End Point Security
  • Patch Management
  • Wireless Security
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Log and monitoring management systems; SIEM
  • Security event monitoring systems
  • Cloud Security / CASB
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Firewall technologies
  • Malware detection 
  • Enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems and encryptions standards
  • System and Technology Integration

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