Business Information Security Officer

Home based-Pennsylvania


Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance

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BISO-Business Information Security Officer

Do you want to create strategies and chart a course for our Cyber progress?

Are you interested in evangelizing our core information security tools and risk management solutions?

About our Team
This team delivers outcomes, longer-term improvements and benefits that are measurable and impact the achievement of organization goals. This includes managing complex and critical issues, creating strategies and charting a course for cyber progress.

About the Role
As a BISO, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing enterprise-wide information and security initiatives. You will deliver long-term improvements and benefits impacting our organizational goals focusing on risk management and cybersecurity defenses.


  • Driving information and infrastructure security awareness and governance deep into the organization. This will involve aligning Business & Technology units with enterprise cybersecurity programs and objectives
  • Providing a critical liaison role between the business unit and the Elsevier Cyber Security organization. This includes enhancing the level of collaboration and effective communications with key stakeholders/business units.
  • Managing the oversight of technical risk assessments, such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, risk reviews for new applications, and third-party risk assessments. Leading, monitoring and managing security projects; provide expert guidance on security matters for other IT projects.
  • Defining the information and infrastructure security utilizing a risk-based approach. Develop goals, training recommendations, strategies, plans, and success criteria needed to achieve the vision
  • Developing and report cyber security metric scorecards  to reflect the level of adoption and compliance to security  policies/standards. Tasked with the remediation of vulnerabilities, and residual risks.
  • Managing the oversight of technical risk assessments, such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, risk reviews for new applications. Leading, monitoring and managing security projects; provide expert guidance on security matters for other IT projects
  • Providing leadership and direction for the integration of security strategy and architecture with business and IT strategy. Evaluate and design the implementation of new or updated information security hardware or software. Analyze its impact on the existing environment.


  • Currently in a BISO role now. We are not looking to hire a CISO.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with multiple technical functions  such as security, infrastructure, operations, software engineering.
  • Illustrate expert knowledge and experience areas of  Cyber Security involving incident response, risk, and governance. This would involve being able to imagine and create innovative approaches, strategies and develop security programs.
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding of Information Security compliance and governance frameworks such as NIST, ISO27001.
  • Have extensive experience in problem-solving involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively. Such as Troubleshooting/diagnosing complex project issues, prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions. identifying
     risks/impacts, and schedule adjustments to facilitate management

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. We offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

Working for you

We know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Health Benefits: Comprehensive, multi-carrier program for medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement Benefits: 401(k) with match and an Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Wellbeing: Wellness platform with incentives, Headspace app subscription, Employee Assistance and Time-off Programs
  • Short-and-Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Family Benefits, including bonding and family care leaves, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Health Savings, Health Care, Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Up to two days of paid leave each to participate in Employee Resource Groups and to volunteer with your charity of choice

About the Business

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

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Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing a fair and accessible hiring process. If you have a disability or other need that requires accommodation or adjustment, please let us know by completing our Applicant Request Support Form: , or please contact 1-855-833-5120.

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Tags: Analytics CISO Compliance Governance Incident response ISO 27001 Monitoring NIST Pentesting Privacy Risk assessment Risk management Security strategy Strategy Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Wellness

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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