CISO - Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance

at Acxiom LLC in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Acxiom, a subsidiary of Interpublic Group (IPG), is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing solutions. Operating within a heavily matrixed organization, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and secure solutions that enable our clients to leverage data effectively. We seek an experienced Chief Information Security Officer as part of our commitment to maintaining the highest security and compliance standards.

*This role can be located almost anywhere in the U.S.

Job Role Summary:

Responsible for overseeing Acxiom’s information security, cyber defense and risk. Establishes the vision, strategy, and programs to protect information assets, data, and technologies leading the Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance (CSRC) function. Oversees and directs security programs and security efforts across the company, including information technology, products, application, personnel, communications, and legal, intellectual, and physical property. In tight partnership with the Chief Privacy Officer, oversees the design and implementation of preventative privacy and security standards, procedures, and programs. Reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for key domains:

Domain Responsibilities:

Client and Product Security Strategy | IP Protection | Cyber Defense | Forensics | IT Security | Data Privacy | Identity & Access Management | Secure Code Defense | IT Compliance | Risk Management | Business Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery | Security Operations | Quality Management Systems

What You Will Do:

+ Oversees the maintenance of the security roadmap in collaboration and alignment with IPG’s overarching program.

+ Defines protection objectives, goals, and metrics in alignment with Acxiom’s strategic vision and product/services plan.

+ Collaborates closely with product and delivery teams to propel the enhancement of security requisites and the advancement of the product and services security roadmap.

+ Drives the acceleration of product and supply chain security strategy, reinforcing Acxiom’s commitment to secure coding practices.

+ Develops security and risk protocols to seamlessly integrate into the product planning process and the dynamic and fast-paced work culture.

+ Offers strategic counsel and wields influence over security and risk matters, thereby aiding the decision-making processes of leaders and customers.

+ Collaborates with product owners and client success teams to drive the product and solutions’ trust storyline, acts as a thought leader, and leverages security and privacy as differentiators.

+ Forges strong partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including customers, executives, business affiliates, and cross-functional teams.

+ In partnership with the Chief Privacy Officer, leads the Acxiom information and data risk program and council governance.

+ Efficiently orchestrates the comprehensive lifecycle of automated defense services, solutions, and capabilities, encompassing planning, design, development/configuration, testing, and deployment.

+ Facilitates the evolution of policies, methodologies, and processes, harnessing the optimal potential of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) inherent in tools and products.

+ Proactively plans, and manages architecture, product, and security standards; deploying training and tools as well as performance measures to ensure security, compliance, and risk management.

+ In partnership with the parent company program, advances forensics, incident response planning, and investigating security incidents and disciplinary actions related to internet and computer crimes, fraud, product tampering, and product diversion.

+ Maintains relationships with law enforcement at various levels and other government agencies directly and through the parent company.

+ Stay abreast of emerging trends, regulatory changes, and evolving threats in the security and compliance landscape, advising the organization on potential impacts and necessary actions.

What You Will Have:

+ Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security, cyber defense, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)

+ 15+ years of proven experience in cyber defense, forensics, threat intelligence, information security, risk management, compliance, and business continuity in a leadership capacity. Focus on product and solution security preferred.

+ Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across clients and all levels of the organization

+ Ability to execute complex objectives to deliver a security strategy

+ Strong knowledge of industry regulations, technology standards, and cyber defense frameworks (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework) and their practical implementation

+ Demonstrated experience in developing and executing enterprise-wide security and compliance strategies, including cyber defense, applied threat intelligence, incident response, and security governance

+ Extensive experience in engaging with regulatory bodies, external partners, and industry associations on security and compliance matters

+ Strong understanding of data privacy and protection requirements, including experience with global data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, LGPD, CCPA)

+ Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CIPP, GIAC Open-Source Intelligence (GOSI) Certification, or SANS SEC487 Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Gathering and Analysis course or equivalent are highly desirable


+ Requires 20% travel


Primary Location City/State:

Homebased – Conway, Arkansas

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.

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We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.

We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.

Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand

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Job Posting: JC246494265

Posted On: Aug 25, 2023

Updated On: Jan 05, 2024

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