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Sr. Manager - Cyber Controls Validation, Cyber Risk Management

Job ID R96489 Updated date 05/06/2020 Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

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Sr. Manager - Cyber Controls Validation, Cyber Risk Management

Cyber Risk Management (Cyber RM) is a growing organization focused on providing expert advice, credible challenge, and effective oversight of information security and technology activities to identify, assess, control, and manage cyber risk throughout the company. This organization plays a critical role in helping to ensure the company's risk-taking entities are aware of the risks inherent in their activities and decisions, the impact of their actions at an enterprise level, and opportunities to reduce, mitigate, or avoid the risks altogether. Associates within Cyber RM are highly-skilled information security, cyber, technology, and risk management professionals who have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to provide value-added recommendations and deliver high-impact results in their areas of expertise.

This position – Senior Manager, Horizontal Risk Services – will play a key role in the organization’s second line of defense independent controls validation program by providing technical expertise in assessing the overall effectiveness of the company’s cyber (including both cybersecurity and technology) controls environment. This position will manage a team of associates who perform validation of controls tested by the first line, develop coverage plans for control validation assessments, perform independent testing of first line controls to evaluate control design and operating effectiveness, and draft reports for senior management, to include the Board of Directors.  This position will also participate in and provide independent review and effective challenge of capability maturity assessments of enterprise-wide cyber programs (based on the NIST CSF). As part of the second line of defense, you will collaborate closely with associates in the first line cyber and broader technology organization, as well as risk management offices in the various lines of business, to perform and support evaluations of the effectiveness of the company’s cyber controls infrastructure, and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding ways to further mature the company’s cyber risk management capabilities. 

As a member of a growing organization, you will have the opportunity to shape and further refine your portfolio commensurate with the priorities of the organization and the company.  The demands and high-visibility nature of this position requires an expert with a proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and who can begin contributing immediately.    

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

  • Lead and manage a team in the execution of independent controls validation of the company’s cybersecurity and technology controls environment

  • Provide technical assessments of cyber control design and effectiveness by performing independent testing, both manually and through use of tools

  • Perform assessments of first line control testing programs to determine sufficiency of processes and effectiveness of execution

  • Provide challenge of first line performance against industry frameworks such as NIST CSF, FFIEC CAT, and others

  • Draft assessments for senior management and other stakeholders, to include regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors, as required

  • Perform content and quality assurance reviews of validations performed by team members

  • Provide challenge, expertise and advice on enhancing the design, effectiveness, and maturity of the company’s cyber controls and capabilities

  • Develop and provide reporting on the overall cyber control environment to senior management, to include the Board of Directors

  • Participate in management of the overall cyber control inventory which defines the scope of the controls validation program

  • Stay current on emerging cyber threats, controls, and potential implications for the company

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders across multiple organizations to achieve objectives

  • Coordinate program-related activities and deliverables to ensure effective collaboration within the team and across stakeholder groups

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience

  • At least 8 years of experience in delivering, implementing and managing controls validation assessments or controls testing functions based on established industry risk frameworks, including: the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT v5, COSO, or FedRAMP

  • At least 6 years of experience managing, consulting, auditing, or working in the fields of information security, information technology  or risk management

  • At least 5 years of experience working with cybersecurity and technology tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional security management certifications, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • Experience using automated testing tools

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, and to influence as warranted and appropriate

  • Passion and expertise in cybersecurity and technology, with an ability to be confident, respectful, and articulate when registering dissenting or unpopular opinions

  • Ability to grow, manage and develop associates

  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining superior results

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, individually, and to lead work among a team

  • Execution oriented and a self-motivator

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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