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Microsoft Corporation Chief Information Security Officer - Health and Life Sciences in Chicago, Illinois

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We have a unique capability to harmonize the needs of both individuals and organizations. We care deeply about taking our ideals and vision global and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet.

The Healthcare and LifeSciences Industry Team, part of the Worldwide Enterprise Commercial Organization, is accountable for leveraging deep industry and technical expertise to enable sales teams and partners to deliver relevant, customized industry solutions and services, built on a secure, integrated cloud platform, to empower our customers to digitally transform their businesses. It’s no longer just about one simple software solution; it’s about creating a connected, secure, efficient, and scalable digital ecosystem.

Our team culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we help create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. We also strive to have fun!

The Industry CISO will serve as a trusted security and compliance advisor internally, and to Microsoft’s top provider, payor, pharma and medtech customers, driving thought leadership that will shape industry, competition and solution strategies, strong industry partnerships, as well as long-term, sustainable growth for both Microsoft and our accounts.

If you have a passion for customer success and want to be part of the greatest digital revolution, we want to hear from you.


What will you be doing as a Chief Security Advisor / Chief Information Security Officer?

With your broad security background and your ability to think and operate at a strategic level, you will have the opportunity to drive Microsoft’s cloud security strategy and compliance, as well as:

  • Assisting strategic customers in their move to cloud by helping them to address cloud security and compliance blockers

  • Scaling and landing the Microsoft 365 and Azure Trust story and best practices in the field

  • Developing and sharing security and compliance best practices with strategic customers

  • Differentiating Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud products and services through their security and compliance capabilities

  • Positioning Microsoft as a major thought leader for Cybersecurity within region and/or industry

  • Working to become an extension of our strategic customer’s security teams by routinely providing them with security advice, guidance, and recommendations for their digital transformation initiatives

  • Informing Microsoft’s long-range strategic vision and product roadmap for security and compliance, and facilitating the entry of new security and compliance product concepts to market

  • Supporting key account teams and partners globally and/or industry on cybersecurity, information security and regulatory compliance

  • Supporting key cross-company objectives and delivery of cyber threat assessments and workshops in region

  • Enabling the field with the Microsoft security and compliance story through community channels, training events and programs

  • Engaging with governments and regulators on cybersecurity, technical policy, and innovation.


The knowledge, skills and experience you have acquired in your career to date will enable you to be a credible security evangelist and advisor to C-level executives, and you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing security, privacy, and compliance regulatory compliance standards, to include but not limited to HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST, GDPR, CCPA, GxP, MARS-E, HDS, NEN 7510, NIST, and ISO.

  • At least 10 years experience and direct responsibility for developing information security strategies for companies and/or governments and for overseeing the implementation and execution of these strategies.

  • Broad information security competency and experience across strategy, governance, technology and policy.

  • Deep and broad knowledge of security issues and trends, and are able to articulate a high-level security and compliance strategy to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Have or willing to obtain detailed understanding of Microsoft 365 and Azure security frameworks.

  • An ability to develop and maintain relationships with senior leaders both within customers and in Microsoft, up to and including C-level executives

  • Experience of working in a global environment, geo-politically aware, sensitive to different government sentiments towards technology organizations

  • CISSP certification preferred, or willing to become certified.

  • Working in a role such as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), SOC Director, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Strategic Consultant, Enterprise Security Architect, or Cloud Security Architect (Desirable)

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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