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IHG Security Architect in Atlanta, Georgia

Security Architect

Job Number R703660_32

Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate

Americas - United States - Georgia - Atlanta


About us

Bringing True Hospitality to the world.

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty, and a passion for providing True Hospitality.

We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.

With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.

We’re growing; grow with us.

Your day to day

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as security specialist utilizing current information security technology disciplines and industry standards to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

  • Develop reference security architectures and frameworks (including requirements, design patterns, and other artifacts) for use throughout the company.

  • Set/drive technical architecture for and be the final escalation point for Identity and Access Management (IAM) tools

  • Evaluate new and emerging security technologies for potential suitability in the company's environment.

  • Lead the development of security policies, security standards, and risk governance processes.

  • Develop and foster relationships with technical teams and business partners in order to create an integrated approach that provides data integrity, information confidentiality and service availability.

  • Partner with Application Delivery, Compliance, Audit, Engineering, to ensure that the Information Security Principles are embedded into new initiatives.

  • Participate in IT security audit activities both internally and externally, ensuring compliance to Federal regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley, Data Privacy acts and Payment Card Industry standards.

  • Protects system by consulting on and developing access privileges, control structures, and resources.

  • Upgrade system by implementing and maintaining security controls.

  • Keeps CIO informed by preparing performance reports; communicating system status; conducting periodic security audits and reviews.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Oversees end-user setup and profile assignment in accordance with security policy.

  • Participates in Blackstone Information Security conference calls and updates.

  • Performs procedures and assessments necessary to ensure the safety of information system assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.

  • Investigates, documents, and resolves information security incidents. Ensures users understand and adhere to necessary procedures to maintain security. Advises management of critical issues that may affect customers, suppliers or company.

  • Oversees the IT portion of risk assessment in the context of enterprise risk assessment activities. Interacts with end users as well as all levels of management, senior executives, and technical and business sources.

What we need from you

Education Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related fieldOne or more Security certifications (i.e. CISSP, CCSP, CISM, GSEC, SANS GIAG, ISSAP) or equivalent education


  • Demonstrated knowledge of information security, application security, and cloud security.

  • Knowledge of application security including API security including confidentiality, integrity, authentication, and authorization.

  • Preferred experience with security automation.

  • Experience working with PCI, and other regulatory frameworks.

  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to work within dispersed and cross functional teams.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Active Directory in large corporate environment

  • Familiar with IAM.

  • 5-10 years of experience in information security field. Hospitality industry-specific experience highly desirable

What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

  • Major Brad D. Anderson

    United States Army

    Major (Ret) Brad Anderson is the Human Resources Manager at IHG Army Hotels – Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired out of the U.S. Army after 23 years of service with combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

    Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, and was assigned as an infantryman at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served six years in 9th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Division. In 1999, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Drill Sergeant School and then served with the Infantry Training Brigade. He was next assigned to Officer Candidate School in 2003 and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. Major Anderson’s previous assignments as an officer include Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a postal platoon leader; Iraq, where he served as deputy plans and operations officer, III Corps; Fort Benning, where he served with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as battalion and group human resources officer and Fort Lee where he served his final assignment as the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commander.

    Brad’s professional military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder Course, and Rappel Master School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Brad’s military awards and decorations include a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and 4 Army Good Conduct Medals. He has also been awarded a variety of unit and service medals & ribbons, in addition to earning the Expert Infantryman Badge.

    On his first day of military retirement (October 1st, 2015) we proudly welcomed Brad to the IHG family. It was then, that Brad began his career with us as the HR Manager of the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Benning, a role he continues to thrive in today.

  • Michael Bayerl

    United States Air Force

    “My experience with IHG has been nothing short of awesome and I have learned so much.  Soon I will be the GM of the World’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (currently the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee) with 1,000 rooms.”

    Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. From the moment he started with the USAF Michael was immersed with hospitality experience, starting out in Food in Beverage before working his way through the ranks and functioning in virtually every position available within military restaurants & hotels.

    In 2002, Michael took on a General Manager position at an Air Force Inn, and since that time, he has managed hotel complexes with over 2000+ rooms, on 3 different properties. Michael found his way to IHG when he intentionally took on a role with Army Lodging, knowing that the hotel would soon be privatized into an IHG hotel.

    Today, Michael is the General Manager at IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee (soon to be re-branded as the World’s largest Holiday Inn Express).

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