BXTI – Cybersecurity, Portfolio Cybersecurity Advisor, VP – Blackstone – New York, NY
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Blackstone Technology & Innovations
Blackstone Technology & Innovations (BXTi) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone’s businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency, and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.
BXTi is nimble and entrepreneurial – our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.
Portfolio Cybersecurity Advisor
The Portfolio Cybersecurity Advisor is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of cybersecurity and business. This role is designed to operate and continue to build a program that measures and advises on the security posture of Blackstone’s global portfolio of companies.
As a senior member of the team, you will own relationships with business unit leaders and company executives in order to drive cyber improvements throughout their portfolio of companies. As a trusted advisor you will lead crisis response efforts, cyber due diligence, and share knowledge about our portfolio program and its methodology. Our work is a mix of hands-on program operations and advisory responsibilities that requires exceptional communication skills in order to interact with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
- Use our methodology to drive measurable cyber improvements across sections of the portfolio
- Counsel and share knowledge about our methodology with senior executives and peers
- Lead through crisis situations with the ability to interface with technical/non-tech stakeholders
- Assess and articulate cybersecurity risk as part of investment due diligence
- Assess, interview, and advise companies across all industries about cybersecurity practices
- Perform briefings about cybersecurity best practices to company leadership and technical teams
- Interface with 3rd parties to drive ongoing cybersecurity initiatives across the portfolio
- Use business intelligence tools to create reporting and maintain metrics using collected data
- Own and drive select program functions and collaborate with teammates as assigned
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- B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Cybersecurity, or related technology field. M.S. a plus.
- Have a minimum 5 years of experience in a mix of hands-on and advisory/leadership cyber role
- Have broad subject-matter experience and able to field discussions across the spectrum of cybersecurity whether technical or strategic
- Demonstrated success executing across multiple initiatives, exceptional time management skills and comfort navigating uncertainty
- An ability and natural desire to work as a player-coach with clients and junior team members
- Previous experience with Incident Response in either a technical, consultative, or leadership capacity
- Possess prior consultative/internal experience with senior technical and non-technical executives
- An ability to manipulate data with business intelligence tools (SQL and Tableau).
- Possess a strong understanding of data modeling, scripting/coding experience a plus.
- A proven self-starter, ability to prioritize work, propose and implement improvements
- A highly effective communicator both verbally and in writing
- Have strong time management skills and entrepreneurial attitude
- Have a desire to work in a small team in a hands-on way
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
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