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VP Info Technology

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Date: May 15, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Job ID

Requisition Id:- 13349

Job Description

Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Oversight of security operations delivery across multi-supplier service lines, across Global IT
  • Providing guidance and oversight to Software, Product Development and Engineering with regards to Cyber Security
  • Driving the Corporate Cyber Security Steering Committee which addresses customer or supplier inquiries on cyber security
  • Manages a team responsible for IT compliance (SOX, GDPR, etc.)
  • Manages a team responsible for PMO of IT projects
  • Manages a security operations group responsible for architecture and day-to-day security operations within IT
  • Establishes system safeguards by directing disaster preparedness development; conducting preparedness tests.
  • Develop security awareness by directing development of orientation and training programs; counseling business units.
  • Advise senior management by identifying critical security issues; recommending risk-reduction solutions.
  • Partner with various internal company departments to provide internal security consulting for various corporate initiatives.
  • Conduct forensic analysis of corporate assets to provide Management, Human Resources, Legal, or others (as approved) with requested information to address business continuance and/or litigation needs.
  • Process security questionnaires submitted by potential company partners or company clients
  • Manage continuous improvement process of security operations
  • Act as the single point of accountability across Global IT for security
  • Provide the policies and processes across Global IT for Information Security
  • Responsible for security monitoring metrics and trending for actionable patterns including pushing knowledge base articles to the Global Help Desk to allow remote incident remediation where applicable
  • Drive process improvement to continually improve service and reduce costs
  • Collaborate with engineering management teams to ensure proper deployment and monitoring of new security technologies and cloud enablement as the company continues to evolve in that space
  • Extend current security operations management governance model to a global footprint in partnership with other IT leaders in the organization.
  • Perform root cause analysis, future prevention / risk mitigation on critical security incidents
  • Establish and maintain an effective security incident response, notification and escalation process working closely with other leads in the IT Service Management teams
  • Engage third level support and vendor system engineers as necessary to participate in problem response and root cause determination of security incidents
  • Works with Purchasing to conduct annual security audit reviews of partners (Suppliers, Contractors and Subsidiaries)
  • Accurately assess business impact & create action plans for remediation of security related events
  • Works with internal and external audit teams on ensuring corporate compliance
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with regional, national & international data privacy regulations
  • Be a part of the IT Architecture Process in providing guidance in the area of new technology enablement to ensure technology platform is managed for risk mitigation
  • Provide guidance to development teams to ensure the appropriate level of secure code scans are performed prior to implementing code into the production environment.
  • Develop and report cyber security roadmap and dashboard for measuring performance to executive staff


  • Bachelor’ s degree in computer science, information security or related field of study.
  • 18+ years of experience in working across and in a IT and CAD service organization.
  • Understanding of Software and Hardware systems including data centers
  • Ability to Run review boards and build processes around compliance
  • Solid Information Security background, including information and cyber security assessment, risk analysis, privacy, data protection, regulatory frameworks, as well as risk and security architecture and demonstrated experience in leading cyber incident response
  • Strong knowledge of the NIST cyber security framework
  • Strong knowledge of information security threats, vulnerability management, and countermeasures and associated operational best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously that involve key stakeholders across a complex organization.
  • Strong knowledge of compliance and validation within an effective and secure desktop solution based on company needs
  • Strong communication skills with the next level of leadership
  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment across global time zones
  • Ability to pull and analyze data for helping drive continual operational improvement
  • Experience in a semiconductor environment with manufacturing sites desired
  • Extensive knowledge of a heterogeneous IT environment including multi-vendors


Cypress is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Protected Veteran.


Cypress Semiconductor does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Cypress Semiconductors employees or any other company location. Cypress Semiconductor is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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