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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
   Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence & early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

Job Description

We take the approach of Security & Compliance by Design-we build security & compliance into every element of our organization & day-to-day processes.

You will be a key part of that approach & serve with the Privacy Officer as the organization's point person for the protection of personal data, such as employee data & Protected Health Information (PHI), as well as human genomic data. You will help conceptualize, design, implement, & audit organization-wide data security policies as part of our governance, risk, & compliance activities. You will have responsibility for periodic risk assessments, policy enforcement, & security awareness & training, in addition to having an important role in incident response & in responding to any inquiries regarding our data security program, processes, & practices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise the Compliance Officer, Management & the Board of Directors on information security risks & the current status of the information security program
  • Oversee the monitoring of information technology assets for potential malicious activity & triage alerts accordingly
  • Work with all business functions to understand current security risks & compliance requirements, develop a long term corporate strategy for these areas, present the strategy to executives & gain support
  • Conduct or oversee periodic risk assessments to proactively identify & quantify risks to the confidentiality, integrity, & availability of ePHI & other sensitive or critical data
  • Design & oversee implementation of risk management plans in response to the periodic risk assessments to reduce identified risks to acceptable levels
  • Formulate security policies & practices which comply with HIPAA, including its technical, administrative, & physical safeguards for ePHI, as well as other relevant laws & regulations
  • Promote enterprise-wide security awareness, including by designing & presenting comprehensive data security trainings for workforce members, as well as tailored programs for those with access to particularly sensitive data or systems
  • Regularly audit effectiveness of the organization's information security controls & implement improvements where necessary
  • Monitor & provide input into the Secure Product Development Lifecycle & help ensure that Information Security requirements/controls can be embedded within the product development process
  • Evaluate the impact of technical & operational changes to the organization on information security & assist with designing & implementing controls to address any risks that arise from such changes
  • Implement & oversee audit controls to monitor employee & third-party access to systems or data held by the organization
  • In collaboration with the Privacy team, periodically evaluate compliance with HIPAA & other applicable information security laws through both technical means, such as overseeing vulnerability scanning & penetration testing, & non-technical means, such as periodic review of policies & procedures for compliance with current law
  • Support the organization's efforts to obtain & maintain data security certifications & align with leading security frameworks & standards
  • Oversee the organization's efforts to acquire threat intelligence & address potential future threats
  • With the Chief Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer, coordinate the organization's response to security incidents, including submitting required disclosures or notifications
  • Support security-related diligence & oversight of the company's service providers & vendors, including HIPAA-covered Business Associates
  • Maintain current working knowledge of legal & regulatory developments in health data security & update the organization's policies & practices, as appropriate
  • Develop a process for receiving, investigating, & tactfully responding to reports of employee noncompliance with security policies
  • Support the Chief Compliance Officer with responding to security-related audits or investigations related to the organization's compliance with HIPAA, GDPR, & other applicable laws & relevant security requirements
  • Where necessary, provide clear technical advice to senior executives, as well as compliance & governance committees
  • Manage & train information security staff to ensure that the information security team is capable of adequately addressing risks to the confidentiality, integrity, & availability of data & systems

  • 6+ years of experience in Information Security and/or Compliance roles demonstrating increasing responsibilities over time; 2+ years experience in senior leadership role
  • Passion for building Information Security & Compliance into day-to-day processes across a complex organization, & a track record of success in doing so
  • Detailed knowledge of the HIPAA Security Rule & its intricacies-as well as relevant state & international health data security laws-is required, in addition to familiarity with Information Security frameworks & standards
  • Demonstrated ability to tackle technical problems, drive a solution from conception to birth, lead cross-functional collaborations, & communicate technical & non-technical information across multiple functions & levels
  • Background in IT & cybersecurity is [preferred / a plus], such as a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or relevant industry certifications, such as CISSP or equivalent
  • Experience in the Healthcare or other Life Sciences industries is strongly preferred

Additional Information

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