Chief Information Security Officer

Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL

This position has been filled.

Moffitt Cancer Center has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Information Security Officer.

Moffitt Cancer Center is a Top 10 cancer hospital dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

Moffitt, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, employs more than 7,000 team members. It is recognized for scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt's staff includes some of the world's best oncology physicians, surgeons, researchers, nurses, and healthcare professionals.

The Moffitt Medical Group (MMG) is Florida’s largest multidisciplinary medical group practice that is dedicated to cancer care. The MMG, based at Moffitt Cancer Center, also provides services at other hospitals and clinics throughout the state of Florida and beyond.

Moffitt Cancer Center has partnered with Advent Health to open a new 28,000 square-foot facility located in the Healing Plaza on the campus of AdventHealth Wesley Chapel in Pasco County, Florida.

Additionally, Moffitt Cancer Center and AdventHealth launched their first collaborative cancer clinical trial in Central Florida as the first part of a broad partnership between the organizations to expand cancer treatment and research in Central Florida.

Chief Information Security Officer Job Overview

The Chief Information Security Officer is a high-profile position that will provide leadership over enterprise information security management across patient care and research. As part of the IT leadership team, the CISO reports to the CIO and will interface with executive leaders in the organization including research. The CISO will lead a strong team of approximately 15 individuals and be the security “thought leader” and strategist for the organization.

The CISO is responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. The CISO is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with and supports the risk posture of the enterprise. He/she will proactively work with business units and IT functional areas to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security.

The CISO serves as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity and confidentiality of patient, employee and corporate information in compliance with the organization's information security policies. A key element of this role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization. He/she must be highly knowledgeable about the business environment and ensure that information systems are maintained in a fully functional, secure mode. Additionally, the CISO will serve as an internal consultant to organizational leadership regarding cybersecurity awareness and education.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 4 years in a CISO/Director level role providing strategic leadership and operation oversight for an enterprise information security management program
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified CISO (CCISO)
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry/ Data Security Standard (PCI)
  • Demonstrated expertise in maturing security awareness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters.  If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.