Information Security Awareness Program Manager




Atlanta, GA


As the Information Security Awareness Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading Hearst’s multi-channel security awareness program and ensure information governance policy management. Your role will directly impact Heart’s overall security posture by focusing on one of the most critical elements our information security portfolio—our people. Your role is essential towards reducing risk by ensuring employees, contractors/contingent workers, freelancers, and vendors are aware of our security requirements and have access to the appropriate governance documents that help them behave in a secure manner. The Information Security Awareness Program Manager helps our workforce understand the security threats they face in their jobs and how to defend against. This role also supports a culture of risk reduction by applying effective change management practices. Role may include serving as a manager of a team member(s) and/or third-party support.

Key responsibilities

  • Leads a multi-channel security awareness program involving key stakeholders throughout the organization, including business and corporate function representatives, to understand risks, business objectives, and policy requirements
  • Manages security awareness training to ensure all levels of the workforce understand the principles of cyber security, supported by effective change management strategies
  • Structures the program to instill long-term behavioral and cultural changes by blending information security, governance, facilitation, and principles of project management
  • Vets security awareness content with the appropriate stakeholders before releasing to the workforce

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Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements

  • 7+ years security awareness experience working in information security and demonstrable understanding of information security concepts,
  • Solutions driven, strategic thinker who can quickly understand complex security issues and develop the right content for the need
  • Proven track record in preparing compelling training for broad audiences
  • Strong situational analysis in decision-making abilities involving differing businesses
  • Maintains agility; able to work across multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
  • Experience deploying annual training and developing ad hoc, role-based training needed to address threats that challenge the workforce
  • Able to maintain awareness of security trends and the current threat landscape
  • Excellent verbal and written communication analysis, problem-solving, team, conflict management, and time management skills, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with business partners, including cross-functional teams, virtual and global teams, and vendor partners positioned in businesses throughout the enterprise


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education in disciplines such as information/cyber security, computer systems, technology, and behavioral sciences/analytics
  • CSAP, CISM, CGEIT, GIAC, and/or other equivalent certifications are desirable; understanding principles of PMP and would be helpful to the role


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