Chief Information Security Officer

Keysight Technologies Santa Rosa, CA
Keysight Technologies is forging a new legacy with 78 years of innovation from our founding fathers – Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, whose shoulders we stand upon today. As a future technology enabler, Keysight Technologies goes where the electronic signal goes, helping to unlock measurement insight at leading technology companies. Our customers are in more than 100 countries where technology is changing at an exponential pace with more demands from more devices, faster, smaller, anywhere, anytime, smarter, connected.

Our IT organization partners with our engineers to help us go from an idea to the market place delivering the measurement solutions to create a more connected and secure world. We are growing our IT division and we are looking for you to join us in this incredible journey and help us shape the future.

Job Description

Keysight Technologies, helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has launched a search for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead its Borderless Information Security initiative. Reporting to the CIO, the CISO position requires a visionary, influential leader to address information risk for Keysight digital assets across three specific dimensions:

* Traditional IT from on premise apps in an enterprise physical data center connected by a fixed corporate network with locked-down desktops to cloud apps and virtual data centers connected by unlimited untrusted networks accessed by diverse mobile devices.

* Internal Technical Environments such as R&D labs, calibration & repair centers and advanced, automated product manufacturing hubs all containing diverse scientific instruments, equipment and intellectual property.

* External Customer Solutions including the security posture of the current product install base, next generation new product pipeline and the prioritization of capabilities and features in Keysight's own security visibility product portfolio.

With a working knowledge of emerging practices in hybrid cloud cybersecurity technologies, the CISO will chair the Keysight Cyber Security Executive Council with leadership from each Keysight business group to drive the security program. CISO will have sound business management judgment and a dynamic ability to operate in a publicly traded, multi-national technology company. He/she must understand IT and oversee cybersecurity and risk management activities to ensure the achievement of technology-driven business objectives.

The CISO should understand and articulate the impact of cybersecurity on Keysight and be able to communicate this to the Board of Directors, CEO, Executive Staff as well as working groups throughout the company. He/she serves as the process owner not only related to confidentiality, integrity and availability, but also to the safety, privacy and recovery of information owned or processed by the business in compliance with regulatory requirements.

* work with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization

* knowledgeable about both internal and external business environments and ensure that information systems are maintained in a fully functional and secure mode while being compliant with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.

* While the CISO is the leader of Keysight's Information Security program, he/she must also be able to coordinate disparate drivers, constraints and personalities, while maintaining objectivity and a strong understanding that cybersecurity is foundational for the organization to deliver on its business goals and objectives. Responsibilities include

* Establish Governance and Build Knowledge: Oversee a robust information security awareness training program for all workers and establish metrics to measure the effectiveness.

* Lead the Organization: across company to ensure consistent and high-quality information security management.

* Set the Strategy/Develop an information security vision, strategy and actionable program

* Develop the Frameworks: Oversee global security mgmt, Standards and Technology, per laws, standards and regulations.

* Build Teamwork/Communicate the Vision: Build internal/external relationships to address trends, incidents and cybersecurity risks.

* Operate the Function: Assess/mitigate any information security risk across Keysight.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a thought leader, a builder of consensus and of bridges between business and technology and an integrator of people, process and technology.

* Minimum 15 years of experience in a combination of Information Technology, Risk Management or Information Security with at least 5 years operating globally and 5 years in a senior leadership role.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from board members to technical specialists

* Strategic leader and builder of both vision and bridges, and able to energize the appropriate teams in the organization. Excellent stakeholder management skills. A master of influencing entities and decisions in situations where no formal reporting structures exist, but achieving the desirable outcome is vital. Ability to lead and motivate the information security team to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only "dotted line" reporting lines exist

* Sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of information security risk management and cybersecurity technologies with up-to-date knowledge of methodologies and trends in IT

* Proven track record successfully executing programs on a global scale under strict timelines, as well as the ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment to meet overall objectives. This includes fundamental project management skills of financial management, scheduling, resource management and vendor contract negotiations

* Must be a critical thinker, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations

* High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity. High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision while being resilient to change

* Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT as well as those from NIST, including 800-53 and Cybersecurity Framework

* Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration or a technology-related field.

* Graduate degree preferred.

* Location: Colorado Springs, CO, Santa Rosa, CA or Santa Clara, CA.

* US Citizenship with ability to handle sensitive aerospace and defense information

Job Function

Information Technology


Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

25 - 50%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Privacy Statement

* Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara || Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa || Americas : United States : Colorado : Colorado Springs

Job ID : 29381