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Director, CyberSecurity

REQ: REQ-127714 IT

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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Who we are: 

Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!  

How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more. 

If you want to learn more about us visit us at And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to  

The position: 
We are currently working remotely until March 2022 and will offer a hybrid/remote work schedule once we return to our new offices in Irvine.

Critical member of the CISO team & will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a strategic, comprehensive enterprise cybersecurity, Product Cyber Security and IT risk management programs.

Provide the vision and leadership necessary to manage the risk to the organization and will ensure business alignment, effective governance, system and product availability, integrity and confidentiality. 

Cybersecurity Management

  • Maintain a multi-year strategic roadmap for security initiatives, strategic outcomes and end vision
  • Socialize and align on periodic updates to Cyber Strategy with Cyber Security Leadership
  • Support the CISO in definition and implementation of the Operating Model designed to achieve the Cyber Strategy, including strategic external partnership options
  • Lead CISO’s executive governance, Board reporting and analytics Project Management Office
  • Serve as the central focal point, consolidate, prioritize, and sequence new cyber initiatives and projects using the strategy prioritization methodology
  • Update strategic roadmap with new initiatives and underlying projects
  • Determine appropriate sponsor / owners for new or reprioritized initiatives / projects
  • Socialize initiatives and project requirements, timing, and scope with identified initiative owners
  • Determine current state cyber program maturity and define target state
  • Assign and align initiative ownership, projects and milestones
  • Facilitate execution of the cybersecurity roadmap, drive accountability
  • Work with initiative teams to drive cybersecurity initiative completion, update the senior leadership as appropriate
  • Track and monitor status of initiative completion and progress toward target state goals, overall program health Digital Transformation
  • Establish and maintain a Corporate Information Security metrics framework, data and reporting
  • Drive digital enablement training for cybersec
  • Define high-level digitization objectives for cybersec program leads and oversee execution Cyber Resilience
  • Establish and maintain an overall cyber resilience framework; leverage it as input to the cyber strategy
  • Transform the cyber awareness program to maturity of the global PAC workforce cyber understanding and response capabilities; evolve the security awareness efforts to ‘human-centered security program’ based on behavioral psychology and risk reduction
  • Enhance secure behavior by design efforts
  • Support redesign of physical environment, business workflows
  • Deploy just-in-time security notices as required
  • Demonstrate ROI Metrics & Reporting
  • Maintain strategy program health metrics (based on established spending metrics, progress against milestone data, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain a CIS metrics reporting framework, determine gaps & work with CISO reports to improve data points and coverage. Workforce Strategy & Execution Work with CISO reports to define optimal operating model resourcing and competencies

Direct Staff Management & Department Budget

  • Hire, develop and appraise direct reports.
  • Develops and manages budget(s) and expense priorities within corporate requirements. 

What we're looking for:

  • Proven track record of building, training, and developing a high-performing team; ability to lead and motivate an organization of security professions to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only "dotted line" reporting lines exist.
  • Proven leadership in advanced information systems combined with broad business acumen, which extends beyond the functional responsibilities of the role.
  • A thorough understanding of industry best practices in information security.
  • Experience with regulatory standards such as as NIST, SOX, HIPPA, PCI, CMMC etc.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Cyber security, Product Security, GRC leadership and transformation.
  • Strategy and operational expertise in cyber defense, GRC, project management and product and cloud (AWS, Azure, Alibaba etc.) security.
  • Knowledge of Information Security Standards and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of common information security standards such as: ISO 27001/27002, NIST CSF, CSA and CIS controls.
  • Possess deep security knowledge/expertise, previous experience as a security practitioner, systems management and administration experience, proven service management skills, and the ability to attract and retain talent in a challenging market.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience building and managing vulnerability management programs from vulnerability discovery processes to remediation and validation.
  • Deep understanding of SIEM ecosystem, solutions and architecture.
  • Deep understanding of EDR vendors, solutions and architecture.
  • Deep understanding of regulatory compliance and their differentiators across global regions.
  • Understanding of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response concepts.
  • Experience working with ticketing and knowledge management systems.
  • Experience with security analytics platforms.
  • Experience with Reporting platforms
  • Knowledge of fundamental cloud, security technologies and tooling, and secure software development lifecycle concepts.
  • Understanding of international privacy and data protection regulations, such as CCPA & GDPR.
  • Expert ability to build strong relationships with peers, executives (internal and external), and with peers/professional organizations outside the company. 
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science/ Engineering. Advanced Degree Preferred
  • 10+ years of experience with leading information security frameworks such as ISO27001/2, NIST 800-53, NIST CSF
  • 5+ years people management experience
  • Up to 30% travel  

Our Principles: 

Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude 

What we offer: 

At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program. 

  • We offer flexible remote work options depending on your role. Where possible, we offer fully remote or hybrid work opportunities. 
  • Paid time off: 
  • Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. 
  • Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure.  
  • All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year plus a paid company-wide shut down in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. 
  • Insurance:  
  • Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI).  
  • Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family.  
  • Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.  
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1 
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program. 

All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.  

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation. 



REQ: REQ-127714 IT

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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