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Verizon Communications Inc

Governance Manager - Security Risk Management




Ashburn, Virginia, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you'll be doing...

This role will be for the Governance Manager, which will lead maintenance of a robust governance framework to ensure appropriate management of internal processes, risk, and compliance oversight for Public Sector Cybersecurity.

You will facilitate governance councils to make decisions, socialize initiatives and align strategic direction, drive awareness across the organization of key compliance items, and facilitate in resolving blockers and dependencies that arise. This includes SVP+ alignment and steerco functions across the stakeholder groups. This role will maintain, enhance, and regularly distribute various reporting around the organization's compliance posture and key risk indicators. Additionally, this role places focus on our vendor management strategy to bring awareness and drive resolution of outstanding issues for finding remediations. Awareness and Reporting are critical functions of Cyber Compliance and required to meet FISMA and FedRAMP accreditation requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and managing Governance Council Meetings made up of Director level decision makers.
  • Continuing to evolve the strategy, cadence, content and direction to allow for meaningful steering of decisions and engagement.
  • Ensuring there is a consistent and efficient flow of information across key stakeholders.
  • Developing agenda items and meeting decks in partnership with peers and various stakeholders
  • Escalating major dependencies and risks across teams
  • Establishing and socializing framework and operational models, including RACI and RMF alignment
  • Assisting in defining and documenting change management processes with respect to continuous ATO
  • Establishing and distribute KPI Reporting to track progress, performance, and compliance posture
  • Maintaining, enhancing, and regularly distributing Boundary Health Reporting, along with continuous evolution of the strategy, including presenting on biweekly VP meetings the associated status and key items for escalation
  • Identifying process improvements and transformation opportunities and drive implementation of new controls and enhancements to existing controls and processes to meet appropriate security posture
  • Managing internal escalations for vendor dependencies identified in plan of action & milestone reporting

What we're looking for...

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Public Trust and Secret level clearance is required or must be willing to obtain

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • Experience with meeting facilitation and conflict management
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, including compilation of presentations within Google Slides
  • Change agent expertise
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal skills with the ability to conduct face-to-face readouts with SVP levels and below
  • Functional knowledge of NIST RMF SP 800-37 Rev.2
  • Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®)

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every "even better" qualification listed above.

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

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