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Guidehouse Director IT Security - CISO in Lansing, Michigan


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Responsible for day-to-day operational direction for all aspects of information security, compliance and IT risk management and the leadership and coordination of IT security staff and activities. These responsibilities and accompanying authority include strategic planning, tactical coordination, execution, and operational management for coordinated security services and other duties as prescribed by the CIO.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the security architecture to support Guidehouse business strategy.

  • Manage security operations to ensure security services are available and maintained. Responsible for firewall, threat and vulnerability management, application delivery controller, remote access, data loss prevention, data management, log management and secure file transfer infrastructure.

  • Plan, organize, direct, and track all aspects of the Information Assurance organization’s annual budget, staff management, training and mentoring.

  • Provide direction and implementation support for the Guidehouse information security strategy and integrating business priorities and risks into the strategy.

  • Update and implement Guidehouse corporate information security policies and procedures across the enterprise.

  • Oversee multiple security assessments to evaluate the processes, procedures and tools used to review and test information system controls and security across multiple business systems and third party supplier IT systems, including hybrid cloud solutions.

  • Evaluate the adequacy of IT security controls to verify compliance with corporate standards and regulatory compliance (i.e., SOX 404, NIST 800-171, HIPPA, GDPR and other international security and privacy regulations).

  • Develop, plan and execute information security awareness training and awareness program.

  • Identify, analyze and document IT-related risks across the enterprise and conveying these risks to Executive Leadership and the Board of Directors.

  • Manage a portfolio of projects to improve Guidehouse cybersecurity posture.


  • Must have at least 10 years of experience

  • Must have built CISO organizations for $1B plus businesses

  • We need someone with both strong commercial and public sector experience supporting HIPPA, HITRUST, NIST SP 800-171 and DFARS compliant environments.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program