The Department of Education is on the hunt for a new CISO.
The department posted a listing earlier this month for the role, formally referred to as the director of information assurance services, and principal adviser to the CIO and deputy CIO.
The CISO is the department’s authority on “policies, procedures, guidance and technologies impacting the Department’s cyber-security program,” and ensuring compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and E-Government Act, according to the USAJobs listing for the position.
The new hire will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and privacy of the department, as well as “the coordination and integration of all aspects of the Department’s cyber, telecommunications, and information security programs,” the listing states.
Also, the CISO will help the CIO and deputy CIO with “preparing budget justifications and ensuring compliance to federal statues and directives governing management of enterprise-wide security operations, Risk Management, mitigation of security vulnerabilities and improvement of the Department’s IT security posture.”
Mark Russo was most recently Education’s CISO, but he moved on in November to a cybersecurity role with contractor Leidos.
The position pays anywhere from $124,406 to $187,000 per year and requires a top-secret security clearance.