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Director - Information Security Specialist
at Revantage Corporate Services
Chicago, IL

Director - Information Security Specialist
at Revantage Corporate Services
Chicago, IL

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US-IL-Chicago

Job ID 2019-1405
Category Information Technology


The Information Security Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day operational processes associated with managing the Revantage information security program. The role will include protecting system boundaries and ensuring IT systems, applications, and network devices are hardened against threats. The role will require exceptional communication skills to interact with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels within the organization.

Revantage Corporate Services ("Revantage") is a newly-formed organization providing key business services to real estate portfolio companies of the alternative investment firm, The Blackstone Group. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Revantage is a fully-integrated corporate services platform set up to deliver best-in-class services which include accounting, tax, treasury, legal, risk management, technology and human resource capabilities, to a diverse real estate portfolio comprised of multi-family (LivCor), commercial office (EQ Office), hospitality (BRE Hotels and Resorts), industrial (Gateway Industrial Properties) , manufactured housing, retail (ShopCore) and senior living assets (Longview).

Revantage is a forward-thinking company with a highly skilled employee base and a strong commitment to sustainability. Culturally, its professionals are innovative, focused on future trends and requirements, and committed to providing the highest level of service and value. Revantage's primary objective is to provide efficient, scalable, best-in-class corporate services to Blackstone Real Estate, as well as support the operating business of each portfolio company. Revantage's vision is "Partnering in possibilities to unlock our greatest potential, together." Integral to the vision are several values or practices, such as lead with needs, better every day, innovation is a mindset, feedback loop, one team and co-ownership.

Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Founded in 1991, the company manages approximately $420 billion in assets, including $120 billion in real estate investments with properties located across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Major holdings include Willis Tower, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Invitation Homes (single family homes), Stuytown (New York City), Thompson Reuters Corp., and prime retail and office buildings in the world's major cities. Blackstone real estate also operates one of the leading real estate finance platforms, including management of the publicly traded Blackstone Mortgage Trust.

As the Information Security Specialist, one is held accountable to, however, not limited to the following job functions:
  • Responsible for the design, engineering, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the security program
  • Must remain current on security trends and intelligence in order to guide and evolve the security program and identify ways to improve and evolve the security program
  • Perform ongoing threat, vulnerability, risk assessments and investigations
  • Lead incident response
  • Generate high quality forensic reports and synopses presenting complex technical processes and findings clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical business unit managers.
  • Implement effective awareness training programs to educate staff on information security policies and procedures
  • Manage projects and other implementation activities for security controls for the enterprise
  • Investigate network and computer intrusions to identify root cause, generate indicators of compromise, and implement remediations
  • Respond to audit and exam requests for information. Review issues and plan response activities with CISO. Manage response activities to ensure responses are properly implemented
  • Design and conduct periodic tests to ensure compliance with security standards, policies and procedures
  • Produce comprehensive management reports on the effectiveness and value of the control activities of security operations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's in computer science or equivalent required
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or similar certification required
  • SANS certifications preferred
  • 7-10 years of progressively more responsible Information Security experience
  • 3 years Information Security Management experience

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