Full Time Job

Director, Vulnerability Management


Sterling, VA 04-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Our Team
As the Discovery portfolio continues to grow – around the world and across platforms – the Global Technology & Operations team is building media technology and IT systems that meet the world class standard for which Discovery is known. GT&O builds, implements and maintains the business systems and technology that are critical for delivering Discovery's products, while articulating the long-term technology strategy that will enable Discovery's growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services to reach more audiences on more platforms.

Within our Information Security team, there has never been a busier or more urgent time to obtain the best talent we can for this critical function. In light of the constant threats and attacks occurring in companies across the globe, and across all industries, the Information Security Team at Discovery is a growing group of cyber security professionals, using the latest tools and resources to protect the assets from our internal infrastructure to the shows we broadcast across the globe on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery ID, TLC, EuroSport, TVN, and more. From the US to Singapore, Poland, India to LA, we are tasked with protecting, training, and implementing the best of the best in tools, resources, monitoring, threat detection, and more.

The Role
The Director of vulnerability management will have the responsibility of defining and driving the Infosec vulnerability management program, consisting of infrastructure, application, cloud and container vulnerability practices. This candidate will be considered a technical expert, deeply process orientated and a leader. The ideal candidate will expertly define the strategy and technical implementation of ensuring maximum SLA compliance in the remediation of vulnerabilities across the enterprise. The candidate will have a strong background in building vulnerability management programs, technical implementation of vulnerability remediations in cloud and on-premise environments as well as infosec leadership.

• Build relationships with technology owners to ensure full visibility and understanding of open security vulnerabilities and drive remediation efforts within SLA.
• Maintain and provide a detailed register of all open vulnerabilities, exceptions and remediation actions to ensure constant improvement of the Discovery risk surface.
• Manage and lead a team of expert vulnerability analysts to ensure focused delivery of remediation and risk reduction.
• Understand and communicate Discovery patching policies, standards, and procedures to business teams and ensure compliance.
• Establish clear priorities for the vulnerability management team and execute strategies for successful fulfillment of remediations based on risk, benefits, and alignment with organizational strategies and objectives
• Understand and communicate technical risks involved in infrastructure, cloud, application and serverless vulnerabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related discipline or 8+ years of previous technical experience, specifically Infosec governance, vulnerability management, technical leadership and process management.
• Security certifications are a plus. (CISSP, CISM, CISA, SANS, Security+, etc.)
• 3+ years demonstrated experience building and managing vulnerability management programs from vulnerability discovery processes to remediation and validation.
• Results orientated and able to mobilize a large geographically diverse group of engineers, application developers and IT support teams towards patching and remediation of vulnerabilities.
• Hands on technical experience with risk, specifically the ability to derive residual and acceptable risk from competing priorities with regard to security and business impact.
• Hands on technical experience with vulnerability management platforms (Rapid 7, Tenable, Qualys).
• Hands on technical experience with cloud native security compliance tools (AWS inspector, Google CSCC).
• Hands on technical experience with cloud infrastructure and the vulnerabilities that may exist in bleeding edge cloud native infrastructure (VPC, ECS, RDS) and the remediation steps involved.
• Hands on technical experience with application security scanning tools (SAST, DAST, RASP)
• Knowledge of the latest OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 vulnerabilities and the corresponding mitigation techniques.
• Hands on technical experience with data analysis and reporting with data analytics tools (Splunk, Kibana)
• Strong customer service, communication, and presentation skills required.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq8n4z-3-236-118-225-42 in your application.

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Company Profile

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.