OT/Cyber Security Program Manager

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Date: Apr 11, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



About the role


The Operational Technology (OT) Security Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the implementation of an effective operational technology (OT) security program within Bekaert. This position requires a strong understanding of both IT and OT systems, as well as expertise in cybersecurity practices specific to operational technology.


Technical and Business Knowledge/Skills:


  • Extensive expertise in the field of cybersecurity, specifically focused on OT security or industrial control systems (ICS) security.
  • Proficient in project management practices and methodologies, ensuring efficient project execution and delivery.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of OT/ICS systems, encompassing SCADA, PLCs, DCS, HMIs, and various other industrial control devices.
  • Profound familiarity with essential cybersecurity standards and frameworks, including ISA/IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82, NERC CIP, and IEC 61511.
  • Proven track record of performing risk assessments, formulating robust security strategies, and effectively managing security incidents within OT environments.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, enabling seamless collaboration with diverse cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in the administration and management of Security Platforms or similar cybersecurity solutions specifically tailored for OT environments.
  • Sound understanding of software and hardware technologies commonly employed in ICS, such as operating systems, databases, and programming languages.
  • Solid knowledge of cutting-edge security tools and techniques utilized in both OT and IT environments, including firewalls and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) like Nozomi, Dragos, Tenable, etc.


About You


Essential skills & competencies


  • Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, or have acquired equivalent expertise through substantial work experience.
  • 10 years of total experience in IT Security and minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Operational Technology (OT) Security.
  • Strong understanding of industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) environments, including knowledge of various protocols, architectures, and components used in critical infrastructure sectors.
  • Extensive hands-on involvement in conceptualizing, implementing, and overseeing robust OT security programs, covering risk assessments, vulnerability evaluations, threat intelligence, incident response planning, and regulatory compliance.
  • Possession of relevant certifications, such as GIAC Industrial Control Systems (ICS) certifications, can offer a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and frameworks, such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, IEC 62443, and ISA/IEC 62451, and the ability to align security initiatives with these frameworks.
  • Additionally, adept project management abilities, including team leadership, budget management, and task prioritization to ensure successful project outcomes within defined timelines.


What is in it for you?


  • Competitive salary.
  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.
  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).
  • Cool colleagues all over the world.



Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers 


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