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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Cybersecurity Program Manager in Poughkeepsie, New York

Benefits :

  • Competitive compensation

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match

  • Life and Travel Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Wellness Reimbursement Program

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

What is a Cybersecurity Program Manager?

The Cybersecurity Program Manager will drive the multi-year roadmap and strategy for Central Hudson’s Cybersecurity Program. The Cybersecurity Program Manager will develop strategies and programs to enhance Central Hudson’s security posture. The Cybersecurity Program Manager is competent in both leading diverse teams and delivering cybersecurity solutions and practices. This role requires a very detailed understanding of Cybersecurity practices and frameworks and is responsible for driving adoption across the business. The Cybersecurity Program Manager will be instrumental in working with and providing expertise to various project teams across the business.

What does a Cybersecurity Program Manager do?

The Cybersecurity Program Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Develops, implements, and oversees comprehensive cybersecurity programs to safeguard organizational assets and sensitive information

  • Develops the Cybersecurity Roadmap and manages details of the roadmap: inputting roadmap items, deadlines, milestones, etc.

  • Continually develops and manages strategy and maturity of the cybersecurity program by partnering with key stakeholders across The Company

  • Manages and guides third party vendor relationships related to the cybersecurity program

  • Ensures stakeholders are meeting roadmap milestones and deadlines; reports on success/gaps

  • Develops and maintains relevant reports such as progress visibility, program status, and program metrics

  • Provides resource demand analysis to recommend project staffing needs for the cyber program

  • Supports the escalation of risks, issues, actions, & decisions within the program

  • Supports the creation and facilitation of vendor SOWs, RFPs, and project change requests for the cyber program

  • Provide guidance and oversight to ensure effective execution of security initiatives

  • Conducts risk assessments and develop strategies to mitigate potential threats and vulnerabilities

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to integrate security measures into business processes and technology solutions

  • Stays current with industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices to continually enhance the cybersecurity program

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, communicating security policies, incidents, and mitigation strategies

  • Defines and tracks key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of cybersecurity initiatives

  • Develops training programs to educate employees on security protocols and best practices

  • Oversees incident response planning and execution

  • Ensures compliance with relevant regulations and standards

What does it take to be a Cybersecurity Program Manager?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, STEM or related field of study and at least 3 years of cybersecurity experience or an associate’s degree with 5 years of related cybersecurity experience. In lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and 7 years of related cybersecurity experience will be considered

  • Proven experience in cybersecurity management with a focus on program development and implementation

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and best practices

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and compliance frameworks

  • Analytical mindset with the ability to assess complex situations and make informed decisions

  • Project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives concurrently

  • Continuous learning orientation to adapt to evolving cybersecurity landscape

  • A strong background with an understanding of the intersection between business and cybersecurity to improve security practices

  • Ability to influence business decision-making by providing quantitative/qualitative data analysis

  • A results-oriented mindset with the ability to solve problems and make decisions

  • Ability to work with limited direct supervision and professionally respond to constructive feedback

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Experience in Energy & Utilities or services industry

  • Experience with Cybersecurity Tools

  • Experience with Microsoft PowerBI

  • Experience with data visualization tools

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience in risk management, threat intelligence, and incident response

  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or comparable

This position has a career path which allows for advancement opportunities within a job series. The title and level are commensurate with experience.

Pay Range: $121,000- 211,900

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Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted. No phone calls or agencies, please. All replies will be held in strict confidence.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Look to Central Hudson for an environment that fosters teamwork, safety awareness and impeccable customer service. We are committed to educational development, employee satisfaction and a diverse workforce. We also have a strong belief in and long history of promoting from within. Our employees enjoy numerous opportunities for transition and growth throughout their careers.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive compensation, health benefits, 401K plan with substantial company match, tuition assistance, wellness reimbursement, life insurance, and paid holidays and vacation.