Manager, Cybersecurity Governance and Risk

Washington DC, DC 20036

Job Type: Security Job Number: 6700 Salary Range: $135,000- $195,800

Job Description

The Manager, Cybersecurity Governance and Risk leads IT risk management (ITRM) initiatives to increase transparency of risk impacts to the Firm, manages the Cyber risk register, issues log and supports the Governance and Risk team in identifying and implementing industry standards (e.g., NIST, ISO and COBIT) in accordance with applicable regulatory or client guidelines.  The role will contribute to evolving ITRM’s oversight, reporting, governance, communications, and education efforts from an Information Security perspective and assists in developing methodologies, policies, process, and tools to support InfoSec and Governance and Risk initiatives.

In this capacity, the Manager, Cybersecurity Governance and Risk will:
  • Assist the with the development, implementation and management of the governance and risk strategic plan and roadmap, including evolving the reporting structure and frequency to InfoSec stakeholders;
  • In conjunction with the Controls and TPRM Managers, evolve, develop and manage the development, maintenance and evaluation of organizational InfoSec governance and risk procedures, processes and guidelines in accordance with Firm and Client requirements;
  • Serve as a key contributor in identifying, managing and communicating governance and risk across InfoSec policy domains, providing expertise to prioritize and manage risk, while facilitating the adoption in conjunction with the Controls Manager of IT Risk policies, standards and guidelines across the enterprise;
  • Manage the Cyber risk and issue registers and remediations; track IT risk registers and perform risk(s) to policy domain to control(s) mapping to provide prioritization and transparency into control and policy domains requiring remediation;
  • Works with the Controls Manager and other stakeholders to  identify, validate and document deficiencies in ITRM governance, processes and risk management practices, propose remediations, and enforce cross functional POAM initiatives and status reporting requirements in accordance with prioritization requirements;
  • Assist InfoSec’s TPRM and Client InfoSec Assessments, including assessment activities (completion and quality control reviews) and support reporting efforts to InfoSec leadership and stakeholders;
  • Evolve risk methodologies, as well as conduct and support risk assessments to support InfoSec the identification of risk across policy domains, identify opportunities for control enhancement and risk mitigation;
  • Facilitate the definition and maintenance of InfoSec governance and risk measures and metrics; and
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned.

  • Strong project management skills and understanding of the technology and operational risks as related to technology solutions;
  • Advanced awareness of current information security standards and developments (CSF, NIST, ISO), the COSO framework, as well as the emerging cyber threat landscape;
  • Strong understanding of Operational Risk from a Technology perspective;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, inquisitive nature and comfort challenging current practices;
  • Understanding of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practices and technologies across governance, process and technical domains;
  • Third party assessment experience, including the evaluation of SOC2 Type 2, SIG, Pen Test, etc., reports.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a solid working relationships across the departments; and
  • High-level technical understanding of security applications, platforms and architectures.

  • At least seven (7)years of combined information technology, information security and risk management experience;
  • Bachelor degree in Information Security, Information Assurance, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field (two years of additional experience may be substituted for two years of college credits);
  • CISA, CISM, GSEC, CISSP, CRISC or other security-related certification preferred;
  • Advanced understanding of risk management concepts, frameworks, and methodologies;
  • Strong understanding of information security concepts and technologies;
  • Background in “big 4” consulting preferred;
  • Fundamental knowledge of the operation of law practices;  and
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.

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AJ Townsend

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