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Robert Half International Director, IT Government & Response in Tulsa, Oklahoma


The Director, IT Governance & Response (ITGR) is the subject matter expert for Cybersecurity, IT Architecture, IT Risk, and IT Governance. They are primarily responsible and accountable for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, architecture, and multi-year roadmap that ensures the proper protections of the company's information assets. A key element of this role is communicating security at a strategic level, and evangelizing security across the business to drive adoption of security best practices. This position will manage a team of dedicated resources and a larger team of matrixed resources (as required) to identify, develop, implement, and maintain processes company wide and subsidiaries to reduce Cyber and IT risks.

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement a strategic, long-term information security strategy and roadmap to ensure that information assets are adequately protected.

  • Build cross-functional partnerships with senior leaders across the business to assess and communicate acceptable levels of risk, champion a cyber aware culture, and drive understanding of related requirements.

  • As a member of the IT Leadership Team, partner with peers to develop and implement overall IT strategy and roadmap to drive IT forward as a business enabler.

  • Identify, evaluate, and report on information security risks, practices and projects to the executive leadership and the Board of Directors, and provide subject matter expertise on security standards and best practices (e.g. SOX, HIPAA, NIST CSF, etc.).

  • Develop, Mentor, and manage a high performing team of information security, digital risk, and architecture professionals.

  • Work with peers throughout the enterprise who are also responsible for managing and reducing risk (e.g., the leaders of Enterprise Risk, Global Security, Internal Audit, Compliance, Legal, etc.) to drive corporate understanding of risk and its impact on the company.

  • Drive understanding of cybersecurity beyond a ‘compliance-only’ view to an enterprise risk issue across the company including executive leadership and the board level.

  • Lead the development of up-to-date information security, digital risk, and architecture policies, procedures, standards and guidelines, and oversee their approval, dissemination, and maintenance.

  • Ensure the areas of responsibility are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual requirements.

  • Act as the champion of the enterprise information security program and foster a security-aware culture.

  • Oversee the evaluation, selection, and implementation of information security solutions that are innovative, cost-effective, and minimally disruptive.

  • Partner with all areas of IT leadership to ensure that technologies are developed and maintained according to security policies and guidelines.

  • Manage regular intrusion detection and vulnerability reporting, internal and external IT audit groups reviews, and the coordination of all required remediations.

  • Develop business metrics to measure the effectiveness and maturity of Cybersecurity and IT Risk Programs and increase their maturity over time.

If interested, call Bronson French at 405-876-7361 today!



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – REQUIRED

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent – PREFERRED

  • Minimum of 10 years of IT and / or closely related leadership experience, and 5+ years of information / cybersecurity related experience.

  • A proven track record in developing information security policies and procedures, and successful execution.

  • Extensive knowledge of business security risk, risk assessment, and risk-based decision making.

  • Exceptional ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, including Board level.

  • A natural influencer and coalition builder; passionate about building high-performance teams.

  • Ability to evangelize Cybersecurity and IT Risk to make it a critical part of business operations; build trust and respect for the security function.

  • Experienced with contract and vendor negotiations.

  • Knowledge of security, risk, and control frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001 and 27002, NIST, FISMA, SANS-CAG, COBIT, COSO, and ITIL.

  • Understanding of cloud, SaaS, ICS / SCADA, and IoT architectures, and their implications on information security strategy.

  • Technical acumen including but not limited to: OSI, IT Infrastructure, cloud, application development languages, tools and frameworks, database technologies, and directory services.

  • Security technology acumen and experience including but not limited to: firewalls, intrusion detection, cyber-attack tools and defenses, encryption, certification authority, web filtering, antimalware, email protections, identity and access management, multi-factor authentication.

  • Ability to travel (domestic and international) to meet with company and / or subsidiary employees and leadership, peer groups, industry groups, law enforcement or regulatory bodies, and conferences when appropriate.

If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this position, please call Bronson French at 405-876-7361.

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