Manager - Data Security Governance, Data Protection Services

Manager - Data Security Governance, Data Protection Services

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Position Summary

The Manager, Data Security Governance, is an important member of the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) organization Data Protection Services team focused on working with cutting-edge technology to manage the risk of emerging threats to data; identifying, managing and supporting data security governance; and strategy initiatives to protect data and reduce data loss risks. The ideal candidate will have proven success leading security governance, project planning and demonstrate innovative use of technology.  The Manager, Data Security Governance will foster a culture of innovation to enable secure business solutions, drive operational excellence, optimize operating costs through technology rationalization, centralization and standardization and drive workforce strategy.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive program planning, prioritizing and delivery of data security governance and strategy initiatives to protect unstructured and structured data in hybrid environments.
  • Facilitate a data-driven, risk-based approach to develop, manage and maintain data protection control standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Oversight of data security findings and remediation plans, tracking progress and assist with coordinating cross functional interactions.
  • Negotiate the sequencing and timing of project delivery with technology leadership, product, and engineering teams.
  • Manage and coordinate data protection audit, compliance, regulatory, client assurance, and third-party assessment projects.
  • Identify, implement and support strategic projects to enhance and mature data classification, labeling, data loss prevention, encryption, and cloud data security protection.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies to maintain stakeholder visibility and awareness on all Data Protection initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain data protection dashboard, metrics roadmap, and scorecards.
  • Lead data protection change management, knowledge base, awareness and communication for enterprise-wide programs.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience running sophisticated, multi-functional programs with multiples dependencies and collaborators on cybersecurity governance and strategy.
  • 3+ years of experience in leading mid-sized to large data security projects.
  • Passionate understanding and working knowledge of data protection fundamentals and risk-based approach to information security.
  • Continuous improvement mindset for file-tuning processes and controls, and to increase efficiency across the team.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels on strategic and operational information security programs.
  • Strong analytical abilities, verbal/written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Quickly adapts to changing events, reprioritizing efforts, and realign resources to fulfil large scale / complex requests.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of data protection techniques and best practices.
  • Experience with security solutions for data loss prevention, encryption, proxy, cloud data security, structured data security, and insider risk.
  • Industry certifications from PMI, ISC2, SANS, ISACA, IAPP or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of data security and privacy regulatory compliance, frameworks and standards such as PCI, HIPAA, NIST, FIPS 140-2, GDPR, CCPA.
  • Continuous learner well informed on technology trends, methodologies, and models, AI and ML
  • Ability to manage a high degree of complexity and distill information that provides clear direction.
  • Strong attention to detail and a focus on mobilizing the organization to deliver the strategy.
  • Ability to motivate others with high expectations to facilitate impact and pace of change. 
  • Agility to deal with a constantly changing business environments.
  • Comfortable operating within areas of ambiguity to iterate and make progress in a consistent manner.
  • Drive change across an organization while building a strong morale and culture.
  • Fosters collaborative decision-making processes that deliver results and exceed expectations. 


  • BS degree in Information Security, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, or equivalent discipline or High School Diploma/GED accompanied by the additional equivalent years of work experience required.

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$92,700.00 – $185,400.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls.  The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors.  This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. 
In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities.  The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits.  Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees.  The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners.  As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies.  
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CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

CVS Health is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, advancing, and retaining individuals with disabilities. As such, we strive to provide equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment, including the provision of a reasonable accommodation to perform essential job functions. CVS Health can provide a request for a reasonable accommodation, including a qualified interpreter, written information in other formats, translation or other services through If you have a speech or hearing disability, please call 7-1-1 to utilize Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS). We will make every effort to respond to your request within 48 business hours and do everything we can to work towards a solution.


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