Information Risk Senior Specialist

New York, New York | Contract

Post Date: 11/21/2016 Job ID: 13837 Industry: ACCOUNTING/FINANCE

Information Risk (IRM) Senior Specialist
New York, New York

Seeking to fill a role for an Information Risk Senior Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and 10-15 years of experience as well as significant experience in one or more of the following areas: financial industry risk, compliance, control and governance disciplines

Key Responsibilities of the Information Risk Senior Specialist

  • Project launch reviews with initial inherent risk and complexity assessment, reviewing business case, project objectives and KPIs
  • Evidence based control effectiveness assurance reviews of specific work streams or delivery areas crucial to the success of the program, leveraging wider subject matter experts
  • Check point reviews at key transition phases to provide assurance that readiness criteria to progress to the next phase have been met
  • Pre-implementation readiness reviews, assessing implementation risks and providing assurance over testing results
  • Work with the Business and Technology teams to identify security issues and agree corresponding actions to mitigate or accept risks.
  • Periodic (e.g. monthly / quarterly independent assurance report over program status, assessing residual risk across key decision points, identify risks and advise on required actions
  • On-going program performance tracking, including oversight of key control processes such as risk & issue and contingency management, via intelligent PMO function reporting into program Sponsor and Steering Committee
  • Attend key meetings across the organization – dealing with all levels of stakeholders from C level to technical subject matter experts.
  • Planning, execution and delivery of risk-based initiatives and projects

Requirements of the Information Risk Senior Specialist

  • Advanced Degree preferred – MSc in IT Security
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 10-15 years experience
  • Significant experience in one or more financial industry area: risk, compliance, control and/or governance disciplines
  • In-depth understanding of information security principles and best practices across the industry as well as project management principles
  • Strong stakeholder management, relationship-building, collaboration and presentation capabilities.
  • Experience in carrying out risk reviews, technology audits or other similar work
  • A thorough understanding of Risk Assessment approaches and methodologies 
  • A strong sense of proportionality, reasonableness and cost with respect to risk response
  • Ability to manage through highly sensitive situations with highest level of discretion
  • Strong understanding of residual risk and risk mitigation 
  • Strong bias toward quantitative risk data rather than subjective reporting is required 
  • Experience in maturing a risk organization toward a quantitative approach to reporting is highly desirable
  • Strong experience in a Technology Risk, Information Risk, Information Security or an IT Audit role 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) required, additional security certifications advantageous e.g. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified in Risk Information Security Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Proven experience in project management on the basis of an industry standard methodology - a Project Management qualification an advantage (PMI or Prince)

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