Director, Information Security

Skydance Media
Los Angeles
04 Jul 2024
01 Aug 2024
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

If you are passionate about making movies and television, Skydance is the place for you! Our creative divisions are led by industry veterans that put audience above all else when it comes to our storytelling approach. At Skydance, we embrace visionary artists and cutting–edge technology to create event–level entertainment. With the benefit of powerful distribution partnerships – Paramount Pictures, Tencent, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, and other top tier studios – our premium content can reach billions of consumers around the world.

Our corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, where we strive to create a collaborative environment, is the center for all our film and television teams. Other departments include production, marketing, business affairs, finance, human resources, and operations. Whether you are a seasoned executive or an assistant just starting out, everyone is valued on the Skydance team!

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Skydance Media is a modern content creator managing IP across a panoply of mediums including features, television, animation, and video games on a global footprint. The Skydance Information Security Director is responsible for shaping company policy, advising IT Executive Staff on current and potential threats, monitoring and maintaining a proactive security posture, and rigorous testing and risk management. This includes but is not limited to Network Monitoring, Preventative and Detection Controls, Forensics and Investigations, Security Awareness, Security Vulnerability Management, and Cyber Threat Intelligence activities.

  • Writing security policies and procedures documenting requirements and architecture
  • Maintain a SOC playbook
  • Penetration and vulnerability testing and the clear presentation of actionable findings
  • Assess, triage and prioritize security alerts from logging and monitoring systems
  • Identify, triage, and remediate threats based on threat intelligence
  • Investigate and communicate with peers on the risk posed by these threats
  • Report on findings from investigations and incidents to stakeholders as needed
  • Evaluate system, application, and user data for adherence to organizational and government policies and procedures
  • Assess newly published vulnerabilities and attacker Tactics, Techniques and Procedures to identify possible defensive measures to locate and stop threat actors
  • Contributes to tool optimization and automation initiatives to streamline analysis and response workflows.
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, security, computer science or 4 years professional experience and 5+ years professional experience in information security areas such as threat hunting, incident response, forensics, security analysis, security engineering etc.
  • Experience with operating system internals and security controls including macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • Experience with regular expressions and scripting language(s) (e.g. Python, Bash or PowerShell)
  • Experience configuring and analyzing WANs, LANs, VLANs, VPNs, and TCP/IP protocols
  • Experience developing and managing standards for AD, Group Policies, Cloud system switching/routing, Virtualization, Business Continuity and DR
  • Experience with malware behavioral analysis and broader system forensics
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Apply critical thinking to all activities and actions, in pursuit of Skydance's InfoSec goals
  • Demonstrable track record of exceptional performance
  • Exceptional organizational and self–management skills
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) preferred
  • ISC2, ISACA, GIAC a plus
  • Media & Entertainment experience a plus

The salary range for this position in Los Angeles is $175,000 – $200,000. The salary offered may vary based on the candidate's location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors. The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including bonus, benefits, etc.

We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements as written in the job description.

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event–level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

Recruitment Fraud Alert

It has come to our attention that there may be fraudulent activity by individuals impersonating our Talent Acquisition team. Skydance will only contact you from an official email address. If you suspect that you are being contacted by an unauthorized person or believe that the correspondence you have received is suspicious, please do not click on any links or attachments in such emails and submit any questions or concerns to our information security team .