Head of Security

Saronic Technologies

Saronic Technologies

IT
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Saronic Technologies is a leader in revolutionizing defense autonomy at sea, dedicated to developing state-of-the-art solutions that enhance maritime operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) through autonomous and intelligent platforms.
Job Overview
We are seeking a Head of Security responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all aspects of security within the organization. Physical security, cybersecurity, personnel security, and the protection of sensitive information are included. A strong background in defense security, extensive experience with DoD security protocols, and a proven track record of leading security teams in a high-stakes environment are ideal.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive security strategy aligned with the company’s objectives and DoD requirements
  • Oversee the protection of company facilities, equipment, and personnel. Implement access control systems, surveillance, and security protocols
  • Lead the cybersecurity efforts to protect the company’s digital assets, including networks, systems, and data. Ensure compliance with DoD cybersecurity standards
  • Manage background checks, security clearances, and insider threat programs. Ensure all personnel adhere to security policies and procedures
  • Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability analyses. Develop and implement mitigation strategies for identified security risks
  • Develop and manage incident response plans for security breaches or incidents. Coordinate with law enforcement and DoD as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant DoD regulations, including NIST, CMMC, and other security frameworks. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes
  • Develop and implement security training programs for all employees. Foster a culture of security awareness within the organization
  • Work closely with engineering, IT, legal, and operations teams to ensure security is integrated into all aspects of the company’s operations and product development
  • Regularly report to senior leadership on the status of the company’s security posture, incidents, and improvements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in security management, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role within the defense industry
  • Relevant security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CPP) are highly desirable
  • Deep understanding of DoD security regulations and standards. Experience with NIST and CMMC frameworks
  • Strong leadership and management skills with excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Proficiency in risk assessment and incident management
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
Saronic does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.