Manager, Cybersecurity Defensive

Franklin, Tennessee - United States of America

Nissan Motor Corporation

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With a focus on Mobility, Operational Excellence, Value to our Customers and the Electrification of vehicles, you can expect to be part of something exciting. From the sleek design of our vehicles to the unique opportunities we offer around the globe, Nissan exemplifies ingenuity in everything we do. Our people are what drive the business forward.

We are currently looking for an InfoSec Manager, Cyber Security to join our team at our Headquarters in Franklin, TN.

This role will be responsible for leading the SOC & Forensics Investigations teams organization across the Americas to identify, protect, detect , respond, and recover from cybersecurity threats. 

The role requires familiarity with recent threats and adversarial techniques, as well as the ability to quickly understand complex environments. Business and interpersonal skills are essential to communicate risk to the business, interface with other business units and develop the team.

They are responsible for managing the organization’s resources, developing and implementing a strategy, operational plan and ensuring that the entire enterprise is as secure as possible and moving toward a common direction and evolving as security profiles and threat change around us. 

The  Cyber Security Manager works in tandem with fellow InfoSec Managers, Sr Managers, & the CISO for the Americas to elevate the company’s security posture.

Job functions Include but are not limited to:

  • ­­Business Value: Supports collaboration with legal, privacy and technology leaders in raising new cyber security initiatives, automation, and innovation that improves Nissan protections, enhance stakeholders experience, and provide cyber security efficiencies to the organization.
  • Strategy: Provide input for strategy, align with technology stakeholders and support development of cyber security roadmaps to detect, contain and respond to security incidents. Provide input to perform gap analysis and align required security project portfolio, initiatives, to manage internal and external threat vectors. Support regional and global security strategies as well.
  • Roadmap: Execute Oversee managers to establish the plan, timing and order of initiatives that support Identify, Detect, the business strategy/initiatives, plans and support cyber security operations and accounts for changes in regulations, information security.
  • M-Incident Response: Manage activities of incident response and analytical staff who are charged with the analysis of threat identification information from an array of sensors and the rapid resolution of any identified threats.
  • M-Incident Management: Manage incident response activities (triage, root cause analysis, escalations, notifications, communication, etc.) and support strategies to contain and eradicate the incident. Ensure operations are recovered seamlessly.
  • M-Incident Response Process: Provide input for to design,  build, and manage Security Incident Response Process (SIRT) in collaboration with legal, privacy, security and technology stakeholders. Ensure SIRT process is updated on a regular basis.
  • M-Security Technologies: Subject Matter Expert in cyber security Detect Contain and Respond technologies including SIEM, Logging, Forensics, Ransomware prevention, Malware detection, Endpoints and server security across on-prem data centers, cloud environments (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS stack) and IoT services to meet evolving business needs.
  • M-Innovation: Support security innovations to protect Nissan from evolving new threat vectors, introduce efficiency in current technology stack and keep Nissan security program on cutting edge.
  • Vendor Management: Manage security technologies problem escalation with vendors and the resolution of cross-company issues.
  • Team Management: Supervises and provides leadership, coaching, guidance, training, career counseling and staff development, interviews and selects employees; recommends merit increases, transfers and promotions; counsels and disciplines employees as necessary; recommends termination when appropriate.
  • Support diversity and inclusion.  Ensure all employees’ opinions are valued equally. 


  • Experience: 10 or ­more years of related experience at a professional level. Including five or more years in a managerial role, providing strategy, vision and direction. Activities of subordinates or contractors varied considerably in objective and content and encompassed more than one discipline.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or experience in a related discipline. Security Certifications are desired and a plus. Cloud Practitioner and security certification is preferred.  

  • Frameworks: Working knowledge of the GLBA, NIST (NIST CSF) and CIS cloud security frameworks.

  • Professional security certifications preferred: Has one or more of security certifications including SANS Defender, SANS Cloud Security Automation, CISSP, CISM, and CRISC.

  • Collaboration: Demonstrated experience with collaborating in a highly matrixed environment which involves multiple internal and external stakeholders to gather data that enables prioritization and delivery of results.

Nissan is committed to a drug-free workplace.  All employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen for roles based in the United States and background screening for all positions.   

All of us at Nissan – regardless of functional area or expertise – share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissan’s policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire; Nissan uses E-Verify to validate employment eligibility. **Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.**


People are our most valuable assets, and diversity and inclusion are the key to maximizing the power of each individual member of our team.  When everyone belongs, the power of NISSAN is undeniable.  Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims to improve business results by ensuring that our workplace and core businesses meet the unique needs of our employees and customer base.

Nissan is committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs and employees, customers, and partners feel respected, valued, and heard.  We have over 10 Business Synergy Teams (BSTs) across the U.S. and Canada that connect employees – with shared characteristics or interests – build allies, and foster a company culture where all employees feel supported and included.

Nissan also values inclusion in all areas of our business as we strive to mirror the diversity of our customer base and the communities where we do business. We are committed to procuring innovative goods and services, retailing our products and communicating from a diverse perspective which will help us continue to offer our customers competitively designed, market-driven products.

Join us as we carry our commitment to diversity and inclusion into the future.

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Tags: Automation CISM CISO CISSP Cloud CRISC Forensics GLBA IaaS Incident response Malware NIST PaaS Privacy SaaS SANS SIEM SOC Strategy Vendor management

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: North America
Country: United States
Job stats:  10  2  0
Category: Leadership Jobs

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