Director, IT Security

Legal Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

The Director – IT Security, Risk & Compliance is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction of the Information Security Management, Risk Management and Compliance functions for the entire organization. This role works closely with other managers and executives to define and successfully execute preventative measures to control Gogo’s information security risks as well as manage the various strategic compliance initiatives across various departments within Gogo. The successful candidate will be able to build and deliver effective results by creating and managing strategic relationships with internal and external resources. The manager serves as the process owner for all ongoing activities that serve to provide appropriate access to and protect the confidentiality and integrity of customer, employee, and business information in alignment with organization policies and standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the internal focal point for all internal information security, risk and compliance activities within the corporate IT environment.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction ranging from planning and budgeting to motivational and promotional activities expounding the value of information security
  • Liaison and offer strategic direction to related governance functions (such as Physical Security/Facilities, Risk Management, IT, HR, Legal and Compliance) plus senior and middle managers throughout the organization as necessary on information security matters which pose a risk to Gogo.
  • Recruit and mentor employees and contractors on emerging threats which pose significant risk to Gogo.
  • Lead the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of required compliance initiatives such as ISO/IEC 27001, PCI:DSS 3.0, SoX, AS9115.
  • Establish a “center of excellence” for information security management, risk management and compliance.
  • Lead the preparation and implementation as well as education of necessary information security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • In conjunction with various committees, lead the design and operation of related business continuity  monitoring and improvement activities to ensure compliance both with internal security policies as well as any applicable laws and regulations.
  • Develop and lead suitable information security awareness, training and educational activities
  • Develop and lead information security risk assessments and controls selection activities
  • Advise the organization about information security technologies and related regulatory issues




The ideal candidate will have strong foundation in computer science and interest in the information security area.


  • 3+ yeas of information security related experience.
  • Experience with PCI and SOX compliance frameworks.
  • Superior communications skill (verbal and written)
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective documentation, including policies, processes and procedures
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Preferred CISSP Certification
  • Bachelors Degree in computer science, mathematics, or Information Systems

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.


Gogo participates in E-Verify. Details in English and Spanish. Right to Work Statement in English and Spanish.