Full Time Job

Chief Information Security Officer

Bally Sports

Southport, CT 02-14-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
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Bally Sports mission is to build a transformative, participatory sports platform, anchored by the most exclusive and relevant live professional games, which provides fans a year-round opportunity to engage with content and communities they are most passionate about.

The Position:
We are seeking an experienced Chief Security Information Officer (CSIO) that will play an integral part in defining the fundamental principles for the protection of Bally Sports' information resources and the proper controls needed to ensure compliance with internal and external regulations, while supporting the business needs and upholding Bally Sports' reputation with its employees and customers.

Reporting to the CIO, the CISO position requires an energetic visionary leader who can shape the direction of the cyber program and directly lead program execution. The ideal candidate is a people and thought leader, having significant operational and technology risk management experience in the entertainment and/or media industry. The CISO serves as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customers, third-party vendors, employee, and business information in compliance with the organization's information security policies. The CISO is responsible for establishing and maintaining Bally Sports security program to ensure that information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes are adequately protected in this rapidly growing and evolving, industry-leading ecosystem. The CISO will proactively work across Bally Sports portfolio and partners to implement practices that meet agreed-upon policies and standards for information security. The CISO should also understand IT and must oversee a variety of cybersecurity and risk management activities related to IT to ensure the achievement of organization outcomes where the process is dependent on technology.

In addition to traditional cybersecurity considerations, the CISO will also be responsible for implementing and running the program to support content security measures as well as other infrastructure security for Bally Sports. The CISO is responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on legal and regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity risk to information assets, while driving and enabling the bleeding edge media creation, content distribution and business objectives. For example, as Bally Sports focuses directly on engaging with its end consumers, the CISO will need to incorporate consumer privacy regulations into Bally Sports operational capabilities. The CISO should have a strong executive presence, in order to effectively articulate the impact of security considerations to other senior Bally Sports stakeholders. The CISO must also be able to coordinate demands of the organization, constraints and personalities, while maintaining objectivity and a strong understanding that security is foundational for Bally Sports to deliver on its vision, goals and mission.

The Game Plan:
(What you'll do)
• Operationalize Bally Sports security strategy; identifying, tracking, and mitigating security risks encountered across the organization and third parties.
• Own and be accountable for the resolution of security issues and threats as they arise.
• Collaborate and communicate effectively among Bally Sports executives
• Identify new security technologies to help Bally Sports identify, manage, and resolve security threats.
• Oversee all security components (hardware, software, network, cloud, and facilities) of the Enterprise including broadcast, sports, gaming, and digital operations.
• Provide strategic vision for how security will be seamlessly integrated into components of media production, management, and distribution across linear, digital, and cloud platforms.
• Work with Bally Sports managed security services provider to meet agreed-upon SLA's in addressing security risks.
• Lead the overall security program, including schedule, budget, technical design, risk management, and existing operations.
• Define and implement a zero-trust policy for Bally Sports.
• Establish and scale Identity Access Management (IAM) capabilities focused both within the organization and with its external customers.
• Institute security training and build awareness across the enterprise.

The Stats:
(What to bring)
• Bachelor's / Master's preferred and/or 10+ years working in large-scale security team, preferably in a media/broadcast environment.
• 10+ years of managing enterprise security risk.
• 3+ years of experience in cloud-based security policies.
• Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and writing skills.
• High level of knowledge associated with incident response activities in a distributed environment.
• Strong understanding of data analysis, computer applications, IS security standards, and network architecture.
• CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification preferred.
• Familiarity with security and media industry standards (ISO 17799, NIST 800 series, TPN, MPAA, etc.) and best practices.
• Knowledge of security auditing procedures.

Desired Skills:
• Multi-cloud tenancy experience.
• Deep knowledge of media technologies.
• Experience in the broadcast engineering/technology space.


The Company is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. This position is eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave, and employee stock purchase plan. Compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

Diamond Sports Group, L.L.C, an independently managed and unconsolidated subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About us:

Diamond Sports Group LLC owns the Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks (RSNs), the nation's leading provider of local sports. Its 17 owned-and-operated RSNs include Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports West, and Bally Sports Wisconsin. The Bally Sports RSNs serve as the TV home to close to half of all MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States. Diamond Sports Group also has a joint venture in Marquee, the home of the Chicago Cubs, and a minority interest in the YES Network, the local destination for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets. Diamond RSNs produce approximately 5,000 live local professional telecasts each year in addition to a wide variety of locally produced sports events and programs each year.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1530e-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.