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Data Protection Director (Central US and South Eastern US)



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Career Growth, Flexibility and Collaboration!

Entrust is dedicated to keeping the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments, and data protection around the globe. Headquartered in Minnesota, we offer our colleagues the ability to work globally, in a flexible and collaborative environment. Our team makes an impact!!

The Company: Entrust relies on curious, dedicated and innovative individuals whom anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust’s technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers.

We Believe: Securing identities is most effective when we value all identities. We are committed to ensuring that, through diversity and inclusion, the many voices that make up our communities are heard. From unconscious bias training for managers to global affinity groups that create connections both within and across our enterprise, Entrust expects and encourages all individuals to accept and respect one another. And, of course, to be themselves.

We are seeking a talented and experienced data protection leader to join our Information Security department and lead the data protection function. This highly visible and influential leadership role will lead and oversee the cross functional and enterprise-wide data protection function, ensuring the most sensitive data is identified, classified, tagged and protected.


  • Provide leadership and oversight for the cross-functional and enterprise-wide data protection program, inclusive of driving the overall strategy, methodology and roadmap for the data protection processes, systems, tools and technologies utilized.
  • Collaborate with cross functional groups and leadership (Legal, Compliance, HR, Finance, Internal Audit, Product Management teams, external auditors, etc.) and assist them in the identification and classification of their data.
  • Own the enterprise data protection strategy, and corresponding policies and standards, that align with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups and leadership and assist them in ensuring that sensitive and proprietary data is appropriately tagged and the associated protection measures are configured to protect it to ensure security and compliance with applicable data privacy and information security regulations and customer requirements.
  • Continuously evaluate the data loss program for efficacy.
  • Serve as a SME on the organization’s data protection standards in responding to due diligence requests and managing through any data loss incidents.
  • Lead cross-functional team members through an indirect reporting relationship.
  • Review, prioritize and recommend data protection improvements as they relate to the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or demonstrated significant expertise in data protection through practical experience
  • 10+ years of progressive and relevant work experience, with demonstrated leadership skills leading diverse information security teams / functions.
  • One or more relevant professional certifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP, CEH, etc.)
  • Understanding of the legal, regulatory, and/or customer requirements for data protection.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of data protection technologies and solutions, such as encryption, access controls, and backup and recovery solutions (CASB, DLP, NGFWs, etc.).
  • The ability to identify and assess potential risks to data and implement appropriate measures to mitigate them.
  • The ability to communicate data protection policies and procedures effectively and provide training to employees to ensure compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills combined with the ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks with demanding deadlines.

Must be able to lawfully work within the US and have unrestricted work authorization for US

Compensation Range:

The pay range for this position is 150000 - 220000 Pay ranges will vary and will be set in the applicable currency. Actual compensation will be determined based on geographic location, education, skills and experience. Please speak with the recruiter for more details.

For US roles, or where applicable:

Entrust is an EEO/AA/Disabled/Veterans Employer

For Canadian roles, or where applicable:

Entrust values diversity and inclusion and we are committed to building a diverse workforce with wide perspectives and innovative ideas. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds, and we strive to provide an accessible experience for candidates of all abilities.

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