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[SJ-JOB] Director, Information Security, Chicago Nov 26 2008 06:43PM
kannanc viva-it com

Position: Director, Information Security
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Type: Contract

Closing Date: 2008-12-20

Responsible for the overall development, implementation and maintenance of the security systems used by client. This position will work closely with all levels of the organization to ensure the maximum level of security consistent with organizational risk, information access requirements and business strategies. Coordinates with Information Technology (IT) Technical Support and IT Applications regarding technical considerations (user rights/privileges, system access) to ensure proper implementation and provides on-going support of all security operations. Provides security related technical consulting on complex organizational projects. Evaluates existing systems and procedures, and makes recommendations for improvements as required.

Assesses security needs and capabilities of the organization.

Prepares regular reports to IT management concerning the current state of security measures and makes recommendations for improvement as required.

Develops the overall security program and content.

Works with IT management, risk managers, corporate compliance and in-house legal counsel to perform and maintain risk assessment concerning system down time, unwarranted system access and general risk levels. Ensures organization compliance with the security sections of Federal and State regulations including HIPAA

Requires bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technology field.

Requires ten years of relevant computer systems experience, preferably in a healthcare setting.

Experience should include at least five years of experience in an information security position and three or more years in a customer support role with high customer satisfaction goals.

Thorough understanding of risk analysis, disaster recovery and audit tracking.

Thorough knowledge of local area and wide area network architectures (LAN/WAN), and in-depth and current knowledge of data processing and programming concepts. Experience with network design, routing design and open system security issues.

Thorough knowledge of formal project management techniques and tools through training and direct experience (MS Project or other project scheduling tools)

Understands sound business concepts and practices for hospital registration, billing, collections, and receivables management

Command of typical office automation tools (Microsoft Professional Suite, Lotus Notes, e-mail, etc.) as well as vendor/contract management experience.

Familiarity with current common paradigms for violating system integrity.

7+ years experience as a Project Manager; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus

Must have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of hospital personnel, vendors and IT personnel.

Must possess the ability to deliver clear, concise communications and presentations. Must be able to train others quickly and thoroughly on key IT concepts

Name: Kannan

Contact number: 847-268-4605

Email: kannanc (at) viva-it (dot) com [email concealed]

kannan chandrasekaran

kannanc (at) viva-it (dot) com [email concealed]

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