Information Security Specialist - Flex Hybrid (either Chicago, IL, Lenexa, KS, or London, UK)



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Job Description

At Cboe, we inspire our people to solve complex challenges together because what we do matters. We provide the financial infrastructure that powers the global economy. As a leading provider of market infrastructure and tradable products, Cboe delivers cutting-edge trading, clearing and investment solutions to market participants around the world.

We’re building inclusive ways to support professional and personal development while strengthening the trust we’ve earned as a global market leader. Our teams are empowered to share ideas, actively pursue them and bring on a challenge. As champions of internal mobility and access to opportunity, we encourage our people to “go for it” and equip our managers with the training to coach their teams to the next level. Our Associate Resource Groups champion diversity, equity and inclusion, giving associates a safe space to network, share ideas and create opportunities.

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Please note: Candidate needs to be located in or near Chicago, IL or Lenexa, KS. We support a very flexible, hybrid work model.

The Global Cyber Governance Center at Cboe is hiring for an Information Security Specialist. The Information Security Specialist position requires an individual who has a strong IT and security controls related background with a high degree of security governance knowledge. The security Specialist will be tasked with responsibilities to include interaction with departments throughout the global organization to write and update information security policies, procedures, and controls, work with internal technology teams and assist in the coordination of project related activities, assisting with third party and security risk management activities. The Security Specialist will work with business owners and technical teams to achieve alignment between security and business objectives.

In addition, the Security Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the overall Security Governance efforts and will be required to assist with local and global regulatory compliance and risk remediation.

This position will support the Information Security Team to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes through a combination of techniques that provides standardization, consistency, and optimization to achieve the global security mission in protecting people, assets, and reputation.


  • Maintains assurance activities and governance documentation related to organization specific security compliance methodologies that demonstrate our security governance to management and other key stakeholders including regulators, auditors, and boards

  • Provides guidance and support to global entities and subsidiaries for consistent creation and enforcement of security documentation (e.g. policies, procedures, etc.) and controls

  • Oversee the lifecycle of identified risks, ensure that remediation is agreed, effective and timely

  • Respond to and complete customer security due diligence questionnaires

  • Maintains knowledge of relevant security directives, orders, standards, plans and procedures

  • Fosters strong partnerships and interfaces regularly with staff from various departments communicating security issues, obtaining additional information as needed, and providing status of remediation to security management

  • Identifies security gaps and obstacles, and assists in launch of projects to establish solutions

  • Applies knowledge of project management, and experience providing tasks, milestones and time estimation within project plans


  • 5-6 years of experience in information security risk management or similar role

  • Working knowledge of information security risk management, third-party risk management and information security concepts and technologies

  • Knowledge and expertise with a wide range of security/risk management standards and frameworks such as NIST 800-53, NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), PCI-DSS, ISO or equivalent

  • Organized and disciplined, ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, prioritize effectively, working independently as well as in a team environment

  • Ability to work in independent environments under aggressive timelines with varying degrees of complexity

  • Ability to adapt to fast paced and sometimes changing environment

  • Flexibility in work given and ability to research how to perform new tasks

  • Ability and desire to quickly learn and master new technology

  • Ability to liaise between Information Security and other teams to ensure collaboration and coordination

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills


  • Bachelor's degree preferred; concentration in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security or other related field preferred

  • Experience working in a complex IT organization is a plus

  • Certification in any of the following preferred: CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security +, or equivalent is a plus

Benefits and Perks

We value the total wellbeing of our people – including health, financial, personal and social wellness. We believe standard benefits like health insurance and fair pay are a given at any organization. Still, you should know we offer:

  • Fair and competitive salary and incentive compensation packages with an upside for overachievement

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal days, sick days and annual community service days

  • Flexible, hybrid work environment, where you choose where and how you work

  • Health, dental and vision benefits, including access to telemedicine and mental health services

  • 2:1 401(k) match, up to 8% match immediately upon hire

  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Tax Savings Accounts for health, dependent and transportation

  • Employee referral bonus program

  • Volunteer opportunities to help you give back to your communities

Some of our employees’ favorite benefits and perks include:

  • Complimentary lunch, snacks and coffee in any Cboe office

  • Paid Tuition assistance and education opportunities

  • Generous charitable giving company match

  • Paid parental leave and fertility benefits

  • On-site gyms and discounts to other fitness centers



More About Cboe

We’re reimagining the future of the workplace by focusing on what matters most, our people. Our journey is an inclusive one. We’re investing deeply in leadership programs and career development initiatives that ensure everyone has an equal chance to succeed. We celebrate the diversity in our communities, inside and out, and welcome new perspectives with equity, inclusion and belonging.

We work with purpose, solving problems with ingenuity, collaboration, and a lot of passion. We’re an engaged and excited team connecting markets across borders and embracing growth in all its forms to achieve incredible outcomes.

Learn more about life at Cboe on our website and LinkedIn.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status.

Any communication from Cboe regarding this position will only come from a Cboe recruiter who has a @cboe.com email or via LinkedIn Recruiter. Cboe does not use any other third party communication tools for recruiting purposes.