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Vice President of Information and Cyber Security (Charlotte, US)


About the Role

Passport is seeking a VP, Information and Cyber Security to champion and lead our cybersecurity program. The person is accountable for managing, maintaining and developing our security strategy, programs and operational security requirements. This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

The VP, Information and Cyber Security will partner with other functional leaders across the organization to successfully drive the cybersecurity program for Passport and to ensure that it adopts, executes, maintains, and publishes security standards, processes, and procedures company-wide to ensure our posture is in line with the company’s strategy and framework.

Core responsibilities include overseeing compliance of information assets and ensuring they are adequately protected with acceptable levels of controls. The success of this individual and program will be directly attributed to a leader capable of understanding our environment and driving resources and actions necessary to mature our practices.

As the leader of our CyberSecurity strategy and efforts it is understood that you will maintain current knowledge of the cybersecurity field and the changing threat landscape; track new developments in rapidly changing information technologies and help implement improvements in technical security tools related to intrusion detection/prevention, malware detection/prevention, data loss detection/prevention, remote access forensics, security event management, authentication, access control, audit logs, secure software scanning, external/internal web host scanning, disaster recovery preparedness, business continuity assurance, vulnerability management, and risk reporting.


  • Design, build and lead a team of security professionals and engineers to help ensure the company continues to operate in a secure and stable environment
  • Chair Passport’s Information Security Steering Committee and drive overall program strategy, leadership and execution
  • Leverage information security and technology resources within Passport or outside the organization to lead strategic security planning with IT Technology/Operations, development teams, and users across the organization to ensure a secure infrastructure, applications, and overall data security
  • Curate, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of confidential company information/data
  • Communicate and ensure compliance with organizational security policies and standards; proactively work with Passport teams cross functionally to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security
  • Provide support, guidance, mentoring and education, to ensure that appropriate monitoring and controls are in place for compliance with established security policies and procedures
  • Direct comprehensive security assessments for all organizational information systems and advise on mitigating vulnerabilities
  • Create and manage information security and risk management awareness training programs for employees, contractors, vendors and/or clients.
  • Facilitate and identify acceptable levels of risk, and establish roles and responsibilities with regard to information classification and protection
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Executive and Leadership teams on a broad range of information security standards, best practices, and compliance requirements.
  • Drive integration of Product Security and Secure Development Lifecycle across all the engineering teams.
  • Work with developers and architects to ensure security is appropriately built into the software development cycle and DevOps (CI/CD) pipeline and ensure appropriate internal testing of applications prior to deployment. Coordinate the performance of internal and external network and systems vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.
  • Audit vendor compliance with security requirements as needed
  • Coordinate organizational efforts in response to security events
  • Coordinate use of external resources involved in the information security program including negotiating vendor contracts and fees
  • Develop business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program


  • 10+ years of progressive IT solutions, compliance, regulatory experience and roles of increasing responsibility
  • Expertise in IT development, integration, delivery, and maintenance
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience with demonstrated success in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated understanding of security requirements for Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO Certifications, Data Privacy laws, and PCI. Cybersecurity, including strategy creation
  • Knowledge of risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies, and security attack pathologies
  • Strong leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with end-users, IT peers, managers and vendors
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs

About You

  • You are naturally a highly motivated and performance-driven individual. You possess the ability to see complex issues and break them down into a consumable manner for other members of the organization.
  • The vast unknown and necessity to build structure from the ground up is something that wakes you up in the morning. Especially when the industry and environment you’re working within is constantly changing and growing into a mature operating environment.
  • You desire to learn the latest technologies and exposures that exist in environments corresponding to SaaS applications and Government Technical Services.

About Us

Passport is a transportation software and payments company that builds technology for more efficient streets and sidewalks. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is trusted by more than 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Miami. Passport’s digital platform helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure, creating more livable, equitable communities. One of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, Passport was also named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

Passport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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