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Senior Security Awareness Engineer

GEICO

GEICO

Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

As a Senior Security Awareness Engineer will be responsible for leading, executing, and overseeing a comprehensive security awareness program across the organization. This role requires a self-starter with the initiative and drive to manage assignments from inception to completion, fostering a security-focused culture, developing meaningful metrics, and ensuring that all employees are informed and engaged in cybersecurity best practices.

Position Description:
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cybersecurity awareness and training, proficiency in SharePoint, and experience in project planning and management. They will collaborate with various departments to integrate security awareness into daily operations, actively engage with employees at all levels, and promote an open and collaborative environment for discussing and addressing security-related issues.

Position Responsibilities
As a Senior Engineer, you will:

  • Design, develop, and implement a robust security awareness program tailored to the organization's needs.

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of interactive awareness campaigns and corresponding reporting capabilities.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create role-based security awareness training.

  • Conduct regular training sessions, workshops, and seminars to educate employees on cybersecurity threats, policies, and best practices.

  • Develop and virtually distribute engaging and informative security awareness materials (e.g., newsletters, infographics).

  • Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of the security awareness program.

  • Prepare and present regular reports on program metrics, employee engagement, and training outcomes to senior management.

  • Utilize SharePoint to manage and organize security awareness resources and materials.

  • Create and maintain a centralized repository for all security awareness documentation and training materials.

  • Advocate for a security-conscious culture across the organization by engaging with employees at all levels.

  • Collaborate with various departments to integrate security awareness into their daily operations and processes.

  • Create company-wide and targeted communications as required for awareness.

  • Work with Corporate communications to ensure security communications are sent to the appropriate audience in a timely manner.

  • Develop detailed project plans for security awareness initiatives, including timelines, resources, and milestones.

  • Coordinate with internal teams and external vendors to ensure the successful execution of security awareness projects.

  • Actively engage with associates across the organization to understand their security awareness needs and concerns.

  • Foster an open and collaborative environment where employees feel comfortable discussing security-related issues and reporting potential threats.

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently on assignments from start to finish.

  • Show initiative in identifying and addressing security awareness needs within the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in SharePoint for document management and collaboration.

  • Ability to create, design and implement Security Awareness Training Security training tools and processes.

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, threats, and best practices.

  • Proven experience in creating and tracking security awareness metrics.

  • Excellent project planning and management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and motivate employees at all levels.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated self-starter with a proactive approach to work.

  • Ability to provide guidance and advice to management on cybersecurity education and awareness strategies.

  • Ability to stay up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and solutions.

  • Ability to collaborate with Cyber partners on content for Security awareness courses.

  • Ability to provide updates to all levels of management.

  • The following Cybersecurity certifications are highly desired: Security+, CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), or other relevant cybersecurity certifications.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience in cybersecurity with a focus on security awareness and training at an Enterprise level.


Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience.


Annual Salary

$76,000.00 - $185,000.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.


At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.