Security Program Director

Information Technology Cork, Ireland


Position at Logitech

Security Program Director

A company focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs products and experiences that have an everyday place in all people’s lives. Founded in 1981, Logitech started connecting people through innovative computer peripherals and many industry firsts, including the infrared cordless mouse, the thumb-operated trackball, the laser mouse, and more.

Since those early days, we have expanded both their expertise in product design and our global reach. For each of our products, we focus on how our customers connect and interact with the digital world. We keep design at the center of everything we create, in every team and every discipline, to create truly unique and meaningful experiences.

With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech has developed into a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video and computing. Brands of Logitech include: Logitech, Logitech G, Astro Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, Blue Microphones and Streamlabs.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley and Lausanne, Logitech employs over 7000 employees worldwide, with sales offices in major cities in over 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Logitech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Video conferencing, working remotely, creating and streaming content, and gaming are long-term secular trends driving Logitech’s business. The pandemic has not changed these trends: it has accelerated them.

Logitech fosters a culture of learning where employees feel empowered to nurture their minds, challenge ideas and make things better: “At Logitech we act like a small company. We believe that anyone can have the best idea. We are innovators, creators and designers. We challenge ourselves and each other and believe that success is never final. We push the limit, because great is not good enough. We inspire, delight and empower the world. We are Logitech.”

The role

Logitech is experiencing incredible growth. Its products are supporting Gaming enthusiasts, Music producers, Digital professionals and - in most cases - people working in a home office configuration. While this mission represents enough of a security challenge, two recent developments have added to the complexity of the challenge: Logitech has successfully entered into the Videoconferencing equipment business, engaging in a new field with the security challenges that go with enterprise-grade technology, and its products are, more than ever, connected to Cloud services, and in some cases embed software and record and store data.

Logitech CISO is looking for a Security Program Director, who will drive the security transformation,  which is required to execute the enterprise security strategy and support the company objectives. The successful candidate must be a visionary leader with sound knowledge of business management and of cybersecurity technologies, able to build bridges between business, technical and cybersecurity leaders.

This role is based in Cork and will require frequent travel.

Your contribution

Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry and Humble. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide and just Do. These are the behaviors you’ll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will:

  • Develop the security program, ensuring that it best serves the security strategy.

  • Work with business, IT and other security leaders to adjust the security program, so that it continuously addresses the most relevant security threats and risks, and is consistent with all security-related activities within the organisation.

  • Monitor that the security program delivers on its stated objectives and effectively improves the overall security posture.

  • Drive change management activities required across the organisation, communicate and influence culture positively to support the security transformation.

  • Supervise the portfolio of security projects across the organisation, which may include a wide range of topics such as: improving cybersecurity hygiene with appropriate processes and tools, implementing next-generation end-point and network security solutions, securing multi-cloud environments, revising disaster recovery procedures, automating security monitoring and detection activities, orchestrating table-top exercises, standardising application and software development security processes and tools, securing Operational Technology environments.

  • Identify technical dependencies and conflicts, and prioritise projects accordingly.

  • Manage security project managers, allocate them according to project priorities and hire as needed.

  • Work with security and IT technical leads to ensure that each project delivers the expected results, complies with technical standards, integrates with Enterprise IT architecture and ultimately that there is convergence of business, technical and security requirements.

  • Marshal security projects, to ensure that each project plan is defined to deliver the best value to the organisation, in terms of approach and methodology, quality, technology selection, and cost.

  • Ensure that each project is staffed appropriately to implement end-to-end security solutions and identify gaps in resources and security skills.

  • Develop a strong working relationship with security engineering teams and make recommendations to improve security controls and configurations, security solutions and architectures.

  • Assist security teams with the improvement of security processes and documentation.

  • Build and lead program-related committees.

  • Provide periodic reporting, dashboard and KPI about the security program, with a level of detail adapted to different audiences.

  • Ensure alignment between security projects portfolio and IT projects portfolio.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the security strategy.

  • Assist in responding to security audits and assessments.

This role is also an enabler to Logitech business development, providing our customers reassurance about Logitech security posture. The Security Program Director will also:

  • Ensure that the security program addresses our customers' security needs.

  • Work with Product and Customer teams to develop customer-oriented initiatives, such as security certification projects, include them in the security program and supervise accordingly.

Key qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in a combination of cybersecurity and IT.

  • 5+ years in a senior leadership role.

  • Proven track record and experience in successfully executing security transformation programs that meet the objectives of excellence in a dynamic environment.

  • Successful implementation of a wide range of security solutions and services in network security, end-point security, Cloud security, application security, including the transition to the security operations.

  • Experience with driving change resulting from a security transformation.

  • Experience with managing multiple projects, including adjusting to shifting priorities and solving problems quickly.

  • Experience with managing project teams, including direct responsibility for people development.

  • Ability to lead and influence Subject Matter Experts and security teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals, even when only “dotted” reporting lines exist.

  • Broad exposure to infrastructure/network, multi-platform and multi-Cloud environments.

  • Extensive knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, protocols, industry best practices and strategies.

  • Sound knowledge of business management.

  • Critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work well in a demanding, dynamic environment and meet overall objectives.

  • Program portfolio / project management skills: prioritisation, financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management, reporting.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Professional security management certification is desirable, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials.

  • Knowledge of common cybersecurity management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, ITIL, COBIT, NIST.

  • Familiarity with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and data protection laws.

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”  

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