The Chief Information Security Officer is the top information security executive in the company and will be responsible for protecting Nelnet's IT resources and information assets at both an enterprise and business segment specific level. This is accomplished by (i) Ensuring strategic alignment of information security with the businesses objectives; (ii) Ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of Nelnet's IT systems; (iii) Developing and communicating a roadmap and strategy for evolving Nelnet’s security environment; (iv) Partnering with other shared services such as information technology and developing a one team mentality bringing security and technology together. (v)Understanding and communicating legal and regulatory requirements regarding information security to Nelnet and each of its subsidiaries as it impacts each business and the enterprise; (vi) Ensuring risks associated with information security are addressed; (vi) Being a contributing member to all Nelnet teams including business development, audit, legal, risk management, other shared services, and all business segments.
This position will report directly to the Chief Risk Officer and will oversee and coordinate information security efforts throughout the Nelnet organization. Indirectly this position will report into the Board Risk and Finance Committee for oversight, Nelnet’s Board of Directors, and the Chief Operations Officer on a quarterly and as needed basis.
This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.
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Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and operate a computer keyboard and/or use other general office equipment on a routine basis, Moderate travel required, Lift or move up to 10 pounds.