Manager of Security Governance

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Information Security Governance professional to join our growing firm.  The Manager of Security Governance is responsible for developing and implementing security governance and strategies to continuously improve the security posture of our firm.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Leading and strengthening our cybersecurity governance program and associated policies and controls
  • Developing and leading a risk management program that identifies firm risks, develops mitigations, balances costs and benefits, and enables firm business operations and goals
  • Developing and managing a cybersecurity assurance program to ensure compliance with applicable firm and regulatory requirements; as well as, best practices
  • Ensuring that accurate security records are maintained for all systems and that appropriate auditing and validation of the information security program, including security assessments, penetration tests, and independent verification are being performed
  • Managing records and responses regarding Outside Counsel Guidelines and/or security assessments provided by clients
  • Managing and monitoring the firm wide information cybersecurity awareness program

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Computer or Engineering related discipline; Master’s degree is preferred but not required
  • CISSP, CISA, CISM, MCP and MCSE certifications preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive experience performing IT and security governance related duties
  • Expertise in the creation and implementation of security policies and guidance in operations security, network security, application security and database security
  • Strong technical acumen and experience leading the development of a complex solution in the areas of security requirements analysis, security architecture, security testing, and the security economics
  • Knowledge of applicable HIPAA, GLBA, PCI, NIST, CIS, data privacy practices, regulations and laws
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of industry standards (ISO, COBIT, COSO, ITIL)
  • A commitment to working collaboratively as part of a team and ability to lead, influence and motivate others
  • The ability to work in a consultative manner

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

Candidates interested in splitting time between our Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC offices are welcome to apply!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.