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Senior Director- Cyber Insider Threat and Investigations

Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Plano, Texas
Job ID R114325 Updated date 06/09/2021
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Director- Cyber Insider Threat and Investigations


Cybersecurity is essential to Capital One’s commitment to protect  our customers and associates. We’re looking for a demonstrated leader, who’s passionate about cybersecurity and risk management. You see security as an innovation enabler and differentiator, not a step in the compliance process. You thrive working with business and technology partners to achieve goals and objectives in a secure manner. You’re constantly looking for ways to leverage modern technology architectures. You enjoy solving tough cybersecurity problems in an iterative, team environment.

At Capital One, you’ll advise on strategic initiatives, programs, and projects to create business value in an agile manner. You are pragmatic and practical in your understanding of security and associated risks, but also willing to know when to pull in experts and escalate. You will lead a team of dynamic and talented cybersecurity professionals who want to learn from your experience and skills. You’re looking for a workplace where you can be your authentic self and be vulnerable, acting as a model for diverse, inclusive behavior. You value and help grow culture based around a psychological safe environment.

The Senior Director, Insider Threat & Investigations will collaborate with leaders in Office of Corporate Investigations, Legal, Human Resources, and across Internal Fraud teams to align on strategy and enforce the subsequent controls required to investigate and prevent insider threat activities such as intellectual property theft, data loss, IT Sabotage, Espionage, and general harm to corporate assets and reputation. 


  • Lead an organization that includes Capital One’s Insider Threat, Forensics, and eDiscovery functions.

  • Develop and build out additional program capabilities within the Cyber Investigations organization, further aligning them to Capital One’s long-term cyber strategy.

  • Work with key stakeholders responsible for the Company’s highly sensitive documents and critical assets to assess specific threats to their operations, design mitigation strategies and influence, and assist business leadership in complying with the Company’s information security policies. 

  • Recommend changes to practices and policies and help direct the operationalization and measure the effectiveness of program components. 

  • Influence leadership to invest appropriate resources and focus in the most critical areas for successful identification and mitigation of insider threat risks. 

  • Coordinate with the leaders of digital and physical investigations and provide operational and technical support to core systems utilized by the program and collaborate with stakeholders and team members to evolve the program over time. 

  • Lead in a cross-functional nature with integration across Capital One’s threat intelligence, cyber security operations center (CSOC) and incident response, and threat hunting.

  • Establish close working relationships with corporate security, human resources, communications, legal and other lines of business. Leverage these relationships to provide strategic planning for intelligence reporting and consistent streams of information sharing to those leaders.

  • Serve as a member of the Cyber Operations & Intelligence Leadership Team, reporting to the Head of Cyber Operations

  • Provide guidance and direction to analysts that identify patterns & trends within attack and incident data for predictive analysis and strategic forecasting on Capital One’s cyber insider threat landscape.

  • Provide insight and recommendations on latest cybersecurity threats to the Cyber Senior Leadership team.

  • Set strategic direction and career pathing for direct reports.

  • This is a leadership role on a high-tempo team. To be successful in this role, you must be willing to participate in after-hours support of security incidents and/or threat activity which may involve work during non-standard hours when necessary.

About You:

  • You have expert knowledge of insider threat and investigations programs and the ability to communicate those threats to senior leadership.

  • You have experience in effectively understanding and communicating insider threat, people risk, and/or conduct risk program management.

  • You have a proven ability to lead and grow a multifunctional cybersecurity organization.

  • You are experienced in leading transformational change programs.

  • You are a coach and mentor with the ability to drive improvement and high potential development in others.

  • You are adept at critical thinking, writing, and briefing.

Basic Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 9 years of experience in cybersecurity

  • At least 7 years of people management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • 7+ years of hands-on and leadership experience in cyber security insider threat, incident response or technical investigations.

  • 5+ years of experience in securing a public cloud environments and services (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), AWS Certification, or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position 

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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