Director, IT Security Governance, Risk & Compliance - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Director, IT Security Governance, Risk & Compliance - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at  


Our technology organization is transforming how we work at WestRock. We align with our businesses to deliver innovative solutions that:


  • Address specific business challenges, integrate processes, and create great experiences
  • Connect our work to shared goals that propel WestRock forward in the Digital Age
  • Imagine how technology can advance the way we work by using disruptive technology 


We are looking for forward thinking technologists that can accelerate our focus areas such as building stronger foundational technology capabilities, reducing complexity, employing digital transformation concepts, and leveraging disruptive technology.

Director, IT Security Governance, Risk and Compliance – Atlanta, GA

The opportunity:

The Director, IT Security Governance, Risk and Compliance is responsible for understanding enterprise IT risks and creating strategic plans to mitigate risk on a priority basis and risks that are not remediated immediately must understood and accepted by corporate executives when appropriate.  This role will lead a small team of other IT risk professionals.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Maintain a risk registry of all enterprise risks.
  • Maintain the NIST cybersecurity framework process for the enterprise.
  • Translate business unit risk into prioritized action plans.
  • Drive corporate information security strategy based a risk-based methodology.
  • Perform risk management to minimize risks to acceptable levels.
  • Help lead the creation of and socialization the corporate information security strategy.
  • Review new business initiatives, identifying risk and make remediation recommendations.


What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a similar level of training in IT and information security.
  • 12 years of IT experience with 8 years of experience focused on information security.
  • Minimally 5 years in an information security leadership role.
  • Certifications a plus such as:  CISSP, CISM, CRISC and other similar certs.
  • Must have strong communications skills with the ability to interface with both executives and technical staff.
  • Experience running risk management programs.
  • Experience with IT architecture planning.
  • Travel up to 30%, although this may be higher when ramping up.
  • Self-starter with the capability to motivate others.
  • Experience leading small teams of direct reports across a global enterprise.
  • Experience coordinating geographically-dispersed virtual teams.
  • Professional proficiency with the MS suite of products (Word, Excel, PPT, Visio, Project)
  • Being self-directed, fast-paced, collaborative, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines at a fast pace.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional technical teams
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking in application of security technologies and interoperability
  • Maintains awareness of external and internal threat landscape and emerging trends


What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 


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