Vice President - Product Cyber Security

Full Time
Schenectady, NY
Areas of Interest: Strategic Planning and Policy Development
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The VP – Product Cyber Security will work under the direction of Chief Information and Product Cyber security officer, and GE CTO of engineering for Global Research and is responsible for developing the end-to-end product Cyber Security strategy, including control framework implementation, risk assessment and product security reference architecture for all GE business segments.
 

He/She will lead a dedicated team and a cross-functional team of product Cyber Security leaders across GE businesses, to enhance security by design and own the security development lifecycle framework, policy and plan. This includes penetration testing and red team engagement management, training and security standards for product engineering. This leader will also ensure he or she partners with other cyber leaders on an integrated risk management strategy including product incident response, and enterprise level product cyber exercises.


The VP - Product Cyber Security will also act as the subject matter expert and thought leader for the organization, and contribute across the business in all areas OT security to ensure an integrated enterprise and product risk management framework is achieved. This leader is also expected to represent GE in commercial opportunities showcasing GE's “Edge to Cloud” Product Cyber Security strategy.

  • Participate as a member of the senior leadership team in establishing the strategy, direction and controls to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the organization's resources are used responsibly.
  • Develop and execute a strategy around the integration of Product Cyber Security across GE businesses. 
  • Manage metrics reporting of the product cyber security risks across the GE Business Unit's portfolio of covered products.
  • Provide regular metrics and reporting to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the services, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the overall maturity of our products & capabilities.
  • Stay abreast with current & emerging IT&OT cyber security threats and security technologies.
  • Serves as a recognized expert and resource leader for process focus areas.
  • Deliver action plans to anticipate and respond to Product Security incidents.
  • Execute team management activities focused on employee recruiting, development, performance management, compensation and leadership.
  • Assess, define and execute talent transformation plan focusing on technical talent growth, insourcing critical skillsets, talent recruitment, alignment and growth.
  • Execute organizational oversight, aligning team for successful delivery and partnership with security and business leaders.

Success Criteria
Major personal performance objectives for this role in the first 12 months are:

  • Lay out the plan for all next gen products and have this adopted as a control framework
  • Ensure products have been tested and accepted 
  • New Product Introductions (NPI) are adjusted and functioning 
  • Ensure supply chain providers equally adhere to this controlled framework
  • Create a strategy and framework for all business segments for Edge to Cloud scenarios

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a STEM related field
  • 12+ years' experience in Information Technology and or engineering 
  • 7 + years' experience in Cyber Security
  • 5+ years of experience in product development or product support, ideally in both a hardware and software environment

Eligibility Requirements

  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this role. 
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to work out of office in Glen Allen, VA; Chicago, IL, San Ramon, CA; Schenectady, NY; Niskayuna, NY; Cincinnati, OH; or New Orleans, LA.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as required.
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Ability to solve very complex security issues that span legal, compliance and regulatory obligations across various lines of business and shared service areas of the company.
  • Demonstrated thought leader, delivering new, supporting innovation solutions to exceed customer expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal, written / verbal communication and leadership skills with the ability to quickly build credibility, influence and make recommendations to all levels
  • Demonstrated experience embracing “team of teams” way of working
  • Demonstrated ability in leading technical teams
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership
  • Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer, builds strong customer relationships, creates processes with customer view point, partners with customers to shape future state products and strategy
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with limited direction
  • Change oriented – actively defines process improvements, champions and drive change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly



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