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Information Security Compliance Specialist

🇺🇸 Durham, NC

🕑 Full-Time

💰 TBD

💻 Cybersecurity

🗓️ February 8th, 2024

FedRAMP CISSP Cyber Security
Information Security Compliance Specialist – Shape the future of cybersecurity!

Are you a dynamic professional passionate about cybersecurity compliance and ready to make a significant impact? We’re seeking an Information Security Compliance Specialist to play a pivotal role in rejuvenating Pearson’s Security Compliance Program. If you are ready to lead the charge in achieving and maintaining compliance standards such as FedRAMP, Risk Management Framework (RMF), PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and Cyber Essentials, this is your opportunity!

Why join us?

Embark on a journey where your expertise in cybersecurity compliance will be the driving force behind our innovation. Shape the future of Pearson’s Security Compliance Program and make a lasting impact on the industry. If you are ready to be a trailblazer in the realm of cybersecurity, apply now and be part of our team!

About the Job:

As an Information Security Compliance Specialist, you will be a crucial member of our team, contributing to the innovation and transformation of Pearson’s Security Compliance Program. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Forming strong partnerships with all CISO pillars and key stakeholders across Pearson Digital and Technology and the other business divisions.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of healthy cybersecurity compliance posture across various standards such as FedRAMP, Risk Management Framework (RMF), PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and Cyber Essentials.
  • Playing a key role in achieving and maintaining compliance with FedRAMP Standards, including System Security Plan (SSP), Security Assessment Plan (SAP), Security Assessment Report (SAR), Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), and Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Discovering Pearson’s compliance footprint and acting as a resident expert and advisor to business stakeholders to help achieve and maintain cybersecurity compliance.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • To be successful in this role, you should possess:
  • Proven experience in FedRAMP Compliance, with strong understanding of standards and requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity compliance across various frameworks, including FedRAMP, RMF, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and Cyber Essentials.
  • Strong communications skills to form partnerships and act as an advisor to business stakeholders.
  • Ability to contribute to the innovation and transformation of security compliance programs.

Relevant professional cyber security qualifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CCSP, CEH)

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

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