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Microsoft Corporation Director of Information Security in Chicago, Illinois

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

The Worldwide Commercial Business (WCB) is a team of 50,000+ people across the globe that empowers our commercial and public sector customers around the world through digital transformation, by providing technical and industry expertise, enabling our partner ecosystem, and delivering high-quality solutions and services.

The Trust & Integrity Protection (TrIP) team is looking for a business first strategic thinking Director of Information Security . The team is on a mission to earn customer trust and reduce risk by relentlessly protecting data and operational integrity across the Worldwide Commercial Business, and this role is critical to leading and transforming our security program to keep up with threat landscape and partnering across the Microsoft enterprise in this critical area. The candidate is expected to have broad practical implementation knowledge of designing and running information security programs, building, and scaling large security capabilities, and working across organizational boundaries and with executive leadership to shape the security strategy for a large multi-national division to ensure the division upholds our promises to customers in every interaction. Our group values strong cross-team communication & collaboration, ability to network and integrate across the Microsoft eco-system to inject value to the company at large, and create meaningful lasting relationships with our business partners, stakeholders, and executive leaders.


  • Define our divisional long-term security objectives and strategies informed by enterprise-wide goals but tailored for the unique dimensions of security risk that a global sales, consulting, and support division may face when working with MS customers; be able translate those into practical execution and plans to deliver against them.

  • Evolve current and design new future forward information security capabilities while leveraging enterprise-wide centers of excellence and teams to accelerate our outcomes.

  • Be the divisional security leader and representative in enterprise-wide committees and policy and standards definitions, controls, and security strategies.

  • Define our divisional standards and controls environment to protect our operations and our/customer data within the division as well as then it traverses the company and other divisions

  • Coach and lead our teams and programs focused on security risk and compliance, applications/services assessments, threat intelligence, detection and alerting programs, and incident response processes.

  • Defining Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), strategic risk indicators, and metrics/scorecards to understand current health and drive insights into future focus areas for the team/division before issues occur/risks are realized.

  • Engage with enterprise customers, regulators, and other external entities during sales, deal negotiations, and other scenarios to articulate our security and trust story.


  • Technical/engineering experience and aware background that can engage with technical/engineering leaders to solve hard problems, but can work with and translate that to a business leadership and executive audience

  • Well versed in modern security principles, approaches, methods, and frameworks

  • Simplify the complex to achieve business results and outcomes via strong collaboration across the division you support

  • Demonstrable experience leading & developing a world class team to achieve impact across a broad range of areas & instilling an excellence at the core mentality across all areas.

  • Analyze complex problems, think creatively, communicate recommendations, influence change and be able to drive process and structure into an extremely dynamic environment

  • Exceptional program and project management

  • See company/industry trends and provide leadership with business context

  • Analyze complex problems, think creatively, communicate recommendations, influence change and be able to drive process and structure into an extremely dynamic environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science. MIS, information security, or related field strongly preferred. MBA preferred but not required.

  • Ability to work and create structure in complex and ambiguous situations and respond flexibly in time sensitive situations.

  • Strong written/oral communication skills required along with desire and ability to communicate with business leaders through all levels of the organization

  • Professional certifications: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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