14 West

Director, Information Security

Job ID 2020-3016
Job Locations
Information Technology




14 West is seeking a Director, Information Security who will lead the development, deployment, and execution of controls and defenses to ensure the security and risk mitigation of company infrastructure technology and information systems. This person will Identify cybersecurity architecture, goals, objectives, and metrics; analyze business needs and priorities for protection of critical systems.


Here at the Technology side of 14 West we embrace and drive change, believe that innovation is king, we should come before me and we aim to work hard and always celebrate together.


In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 14 West was voted one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun. You can learn more about life at 14 West by checking out our WestWord blog.


  • Lead the development, modification, and implementation of data security policies, procedures and practices
  • Ensure ongoing protection of confidential data and risk assessment relative to company’s business model including, but not limited to classification of data, accessibility controls, storage and resource allocation
  • Ensure compliance with security requirements in appropriate regulations (e.g., PCI, GDPR etc.). Monitor changes in legislation and accreditation standards that effect Information Security
  • Proactively conduct periodic audits and due diligence checks of security protocols, evaluating systems for vulnerabilities
  • Recommend modifications to security protocols as required assuring the timely and effective resolution of audit issues
  • Maintain current knowledge of emerging security threats, technical challenges, and developments in system protection and IT security standards
  • Identify, develop and implement security goals, objectives and metrics consistent with the corporate strategic plan
  • Effectively communicate relevant security and risk related information to Senior Leadership Team
  • Manage a staff of Information Security professionals, train new staff, conduct performance reviews and provide leadership and coaching while maintaining on-call support and prioritizing work
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Strong related experience in developing and implementing security procedures;
  • Experience in selecting/implementing automated management/administration tools;
  • Strong orientation for details, data, and collaboration
  • Ability to organize, advocate, or direct outcomes in a matrixed organization
  • Proven ability in anticipating future needs, eliminating obstacles, and self-directing proactive solutions
  • High integrity, strong work ethic, and a natural and confident leader
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; as well as strong ability to communicate with and influence all levels within a dynamic fast past organization
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with constant change and uncertainty
  • Team management and project management skills
  • Experience in working within a geographically dispersed workforce
  • Knowledge of current landscape and future trends in information security, compliance, and risk management
  • Familiarity with cloud security alliance preferred; and CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH and MCSE certifications preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in an IT Security related field; or commensurate work experience
  • 3+ years of management experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology field or equivalent experience

We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
  • Employer-subsidized parking
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays
  • Fitness programs and discounts
  • Casual dress code

About 14 West

14 West exists to support entrepreneurs, to promote the growth and protection of their businesses, and to provide them with the resources they need to be great workplaces that attract and retain exceptional talent.


By relying on us, our clients enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on their passion... and we get to focus on ours. We take a custom-tailored approach to every solution for every client. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable strategies that promote perpetual growth.


14 West is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.




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