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Manager of IT Security Operations


New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  IT Security

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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Knights of Columbus is looking for a seasoned Manager of Security Operations (SecOps) to organize and oversee security operations of the organization. The manager will lead and direct a team of security professionals that will be responsible for the day-to-day care and feed of security systems and controls. A successful manager will show excellent leadership, management, and technical abilities. The security manager will have a strong commitment to security practices that will ensure that members and employees’ information at the Knights of Columbus are protected from harm.

Core Responsibilities

•    Develop and implement security standards and procedures for security operations
•    Work with the CISO to develop and allocated budgets for security operations and monitor expenses
•    Directly manage the security operations staff and its work to ensure that security operations objectives are met
•    Manager and primary contact for the Incident Response Team 
•    Coordinate staff when responding to emergencies and alarms
•    Recruit, train and develop security operations engineers and analysts
•    Collaborate with other managers and stakeholder to determine security operational needs
•    Identify information security issues/risks and design mitigation methods to appropriately handle them
•    Review reports on incidents and breaches and provide executive summaries to senior leadership
•    Create reports for senior management on security operations status
•    Collaborate with information technology and other security managers for improvements and/or implementation of new tools and technologies
•    Partner with cross-functional teams across the organization to discuss security operations issues
•    Keep up with ongoing trends and changes within security operations, and make sure that the firm is up to date with the latest relevant methods and practices

Skills Qualifications

•    Ability to lead and manage highly skilled information and cyber security professionals
•    Knowledge of security operations practices including detection, prevention, response, and recovery
•    Ability to process and understand complex information relevant to cyber security initiatives
•    Ability to define strategies and roadmaps, lead design and implementation of security operations solutions across the organization
•    Ability to manage and drive multiple projects to grow and strengthen security operations
•    Understanding of the NIST CSF framework and other associated cyber security standards
•    Extensive knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance standards and requirements such as NYDFS, GDPR, CCRA, and CCPA as it pertains to security operations.

•    CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISA or other security management certification


•    Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or another related field
•    8-10 years’ experience in security operations, incident response 
•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills capable of managing projects that drive business objectives
•    Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
•    Solid understanding of a range of compliance, regulatory and legal requirements and relevant principles, best practices, and standards across insurance and financial services industry
•    Ability to drive team outcomes through tight deadlines and prioritization of tasks

•    Master’s degree preferred
•    Insurance and financial services industry experience is a plus

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford