Global Head of Cyber Defense
What's the role?
The Global Head of Cyber Defense is a key role to protect our business against any cyber threat in IT, OT or IoT environments. As Global Head of Cyber Defense you run a hybrid Security Operations Center across different time zones together with our MSSP and define the strategy and drive all activities to increase the maturity to the next level.
You maintain close relations with the stakeholders of the SOC like the business units, risk managers, program managers, product owners, architects and also with the MSSP, technology vendors and other external communities.
In close collaboration and partnership with IT operations and IT engineering, the Global Head of Cyber Defense and his/her team select, develop, implement and run security solutions and integrate managed security services for the Hilti Group.
Who is Hilti?
If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over more than 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 30,000 people in more than 125 countries, which we are looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.
Global IT within Hilti is a truly global team with main hubs in Buchs (Switzerland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Plano/Tulsa (USA). All locations have highly competent teams who work very closely together. Hilti`s Global IT team is known for their focus on sustainable value creation by translating latest IT innovations into value creating solutions & services and this is also the home of the Chief Cyber Security Officer Organization.
What does the role involve?
You report to the Chief Cyber Security Officer (CCSO) and are part of the CCSO leadership team. You lead an international team of security experts. You take end-to-end ownership of the governance, people, process and technology for the state-of-the-art Security Operations Center of Hilti.
You define the SOC strategy based in the identified cyber security risks to fulfill Hilti's ambition to run the world leading industrial Security Operations Center on IT, OT and IoT and translate this strategy into action to grow into the desired target state of the SOC.
You are responsible for the protection of the Hilti infrastructure and detect and mitigate any cyber security incident. You will be supported by a Blue Team Leader when it comes to daily operations in “run the business” and a Product Owner Cyber Defense and a dedicated Project Manager when it comes to “change the business”.
Together with the Blue Team Leader you will define the target state for the detection capability on a risk-based approach and drive the implementation of the necessary tools and technology for the IT, OT and IoT environments of Hilti.
As an ambassador for all SOC-related topics you continuously support cyber risk management, reporting and project related activities. You establish and maintain the relationship with internal stakeholders of the SOC, your peers in Global IT, the vendors and external communities.
As the Global Head of Cyber Defense, you are also driving the work culture and make the SOC a fun place to work. You establish and maintain an open and trusted atmosphere and encourage continuous learning. You lead by example and you participate hands-on at least half a day per week in the duty on a regular basis.
You are a passionate team builder and support the people growth commitment. You drive the recruiting, coaching, upskilling and training of your team.
What do we offer?
We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your role. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team. You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.
Why should you apply?
We want to mature into leading SOC organization with highly automated and extremely adaptive capabilities using latest technologies. We work in classical IT environments but also in IoT and OT environments where we anticipate a lot of progress and capability building in the future.
What you need is:
For this position, we are seeking a highly motivated strategist, agile implementer, business driven service deliverer and a passionate team builder.
You are stress resistant and a network within and outside the organization.
You feel comfortable both when it comes to explaining the latest threats to the CIO and other C-level executives as well as fine-tuning and tweaking a security use case together with an engineer or an incident responder at the console.
You are self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work both independently in a matrix as well as in a global leadership team.
If you combine a strong analytical skillset with knowledge and experience in state-of-the-art cyber security technology and processes, and with excellent oral & written communication skills, you are exactly what we are looking for.
BSc/MSc degree in cybersecurity, computer science, information systems, engineering or a related technical discipline related to information security, or computer network defense
5+ years’ proven leadership experience in managing a SOC end-to-end or leading a functional area in a SOC with more than 5 people (e.g. security incident response or cybersecurity engineering)
Strong vison on how to build and improve a Security operations center and the capability to translate the strategy into action plan and drive the implementation.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Must have had previous hands-on experience in engineering/operating in Security tooling like SIEM, SOAR, TIP, EDR and NDR.
Excellent interpersonal skills and well balanced, adaptive communication style; ability to explain complex topics in simple terms
Fluent in English (verbally and written)
Good to have:
A track record risk management, compliance management, project management
Working experience in the manufacturing industry
Familiarity with multi cloud environments and ideally with Microsoft Security products and services
Previous exposure to IoT or OT
Knowledge of security frameworks like NIST CSF and SANS incident response and/or best practices in cyber security
A thirst to learn and challenge yourself
Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to a telephone interview.
If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.
Looking forward to hearing from you!