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Alliant Energy Director Security & Compliance in Madison, Wisconsin

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At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Job Summary

Are you an expert in Cybersecurity who wants to go beyond the status quo and be rewarded for your leadership? Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Alliant Energy is searching for a Director Security and Compliance to establish and maintain the vision for information technology (IT), operations technology (OT), physical security and technology-related compliance programs. This position is responsible for proactive leadership in ensuring IT, OT and physical security measures are operated in accordance with security standards.

What you will do

  • Performs all leadership duties including, but not limited to, hiring and rewarding talent, fostering an inclusive and safe workplace, partnering with employees to set clear goals and expectations, providing timely and specific feedback on performance, developing improvement plans to address performance gaps, addressing conflict with care and respect, identifying opportunities for growth and development, embracing and modeling a mindset of lifelong learning, ensuring employees report to work fit for duty, adhering to our Code of Conduct and modeling Alliant Energy’s Core Values at all times.

  • Responsible for strategic and long-range planning for all IT, OT, physical security and technology-related compliance programs to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information owned, controlled, or processed by Alliant Energy.

  • Directs the planning, development, enhancement, and maintenance of the IT, OT, physical security and technology-related compliance strategic plan from both a business and technology perspective.

  • Engages with business representatives to design, implement and facilitate a globally standardized governance structure to IT, OT, physical security, and compliance.

  • Reports out to senior leadership (Alliant Energy Officers and Board of Directors) on the maturity of the security program utilizing established frameworks such as the CIS Critical Security Controls.

  • Directs a team responsible for anticipating and proactively identifying, assessing, protecting, detecting, responding and recovering business issues, vulnerabilities, risks, and exposures that may impact business operations.

  • Influences internal and external constituents, and relays best practice recommendations based on the evolving threat landscape to protect intellectual property and ensure compliance.

  • Defines key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics that align with business initiatives and delivers them to non-technical individuals in an effective, understandable manner.

  • Engages with business units for stringent vetting and continual assessment of the supply chain (third party risk management).

  • Directs the technology-related risk and compliance program. Identifies requirements and oversees the strategy to implement solutions to maintain compliance programs (e.g., NERC CIP, TSA (natural gas), etc.) maximize efficiency, address audit requirements, and prevent or mitigate the impacts of cyber-attacks on our IT and OT infrastructure. The team will take a structured, efficient approach to managing risk and ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, governing policies, and standards.

  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy’s Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Emphasis in information technology, business administration, or related area is required

  • Certification At least one Information Security related certification that requires obtaining at least 20 CPEs per year such as CISA, CISM, CISSP (highly recommended), CRISC or capable of obtaining certification within two years would be preferred

  • Certification Physical Security certification (i.e. Certified Protection Professional/CPP) is preferred

Required Experience

  • 10 years of technical experience that includes systems analysis, design, development, testing and implementation.

  • 7 years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in IT security management

  • Risk management experience as it relates to information technology

  • Experience in crisis/incident management

  • Experience in physical security management

  • Master's Degree Preferred

Other Requirements

  • Promotes and supports diversity initiatives

Key Skills

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management • Incident Management • Information Security Management • IT Risk Management • Intrusion Detection • Network Security Management • Security Architecture Design • Vulnerability Management • Leadership

Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you.

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email