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VP of Compliance and Information Security

Company: SparkPost
Location: Columbia
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

SparkPost is the world's #1 email sender, trusted by customers like Atlassian, LinkedIn, Intercom, and Oracle to dramatically increase email performance. We send more than37% of the world's business email, more than 5 trillion messages a year. SparkPost's unmatched data footprint and signals help leading enterprises break through the email noise to drive top-line results.

The Vice President of Compliance and Information Security is a key stakeholder for all aspects of Security at SparkPost - Compliance, Product, Corporate, Cloud and Physical Security. This role is both customer facing and internal with customers on both ends. They key aspect of this role is protecting corporate information without sacrificing velocity.Key Job Responsibilities:

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Manage customer compliance relationships and set expectations to ensure compliance audits, assessments and activities do not disrupt velocity
  • Manage SOC2 / ISO 27001 attestation activities to ensure annual audits are seamless
  • Identify areas of automation and efficiency from current activities
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure annual audit needs are met and resources are managed appropriately
  • Set customer expectations around vendor assessments and audits to ensure minimal impact to the business
  • Track and maintain risk program for the company
  • Ensure all risks to the business are outlined and briefed to the executive team
  • Ensure Board of Directors understands risks to the business

    Vulnerability Management

    • Manage product security resources to build SECDEVOPS capability into the Engineering team
    • Manage vulnerability management program
    • Manage penetration testing and internal scanning resources
    • Manage SDLC to ensure compliance with contracts and attestations

      IT/Corporate Info Security

      • Manage IT / Security resourcing and tooling
      • Ensure compliance with attestations and audit support is backed into operations processes
      • Understand and articulate the threat to the business and customers
      • Maintaining an incident response plan


        • Work with sales and Sales-engineering teams to highlight security differentiation from customers
        • Work with customer security teams to minimize bottlenecks in sales cycle
        • Build tools and resources for sales engineering to ensure security information is available for pre / post sales activities
        • Work with customers to outline SparkPost Security protocols and standards
        • Identify efficiencies across the sales cycle to streamline sales cycle


          • Advise the legal team on privacy and data security issues stemming from third party agreements, with particular emphasis on: (i) US laws (including GLBA, HIPAA, etc.); (ii) international privacy and data protection laws (including GDPR); and (iii) security attestation requirements (including SOC2, ISO27001, NIST, PCI, etc.)
          • Lead and manage information security incident investigations, incident management, and breach notifications, and related response plan
          • Lead and manage all customer InfoSec audits including scope, timelines, and requirements
          • Collaborate with lines of business to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity plans are developed, implemented, and tested


            • Understand and articulate the threat to the business and customers
            • Ensure the company understands the threat to the business
            • Communicate threat to customers


              • Must have Director level experience
              • 10-15 years or security experience
              • 5-10 years leadership roles with progression and increasing responsibility
              • Deep understanding of sales cycles and securities role in the sales cycle
              • Deep understanding the Threat landscape
              • Clear ability to articulate complex security issues into clear action plans and procedures
              • Ability to influence the organization
              • Deep experience with Attestations and compliance framework -, SOC2, ISO, NIST, PCI, etc
              • Deep understanding of security tools and how to operationalize them into a company
              • Experience with reviewing, negotiating, and editing security language in customer and vendor agreements
              • Experience advising on data security and privacy requirements stemming from domestic and international law
              • Experience with vendor management and contract third party auditing
              • Deep understanding of Security engineering and operations
              • Understand the AWS Cloud and how to manage costs

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