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Sr. Manager, Sr. Counsel - Cybersecurity Legal Business Counsel (3 Positions - Operations & Intelligence, Governance & Risk and ISO/Engineering/Programs)

Job ID R88344 Updated date 11/26/2019 Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

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Sr. Manager, Sr. Counsel - Cybersecurity Legal Business Counsel (3 Positions - Operations & Intelligence, Governance & Risk and ISO/Engineering/Programs)

The Capital One Legal Department is a place where you can showcase your talents in a fast paced, fun environment. At Capital One, you work with bright and intelligent individuals who will help elevate you to a new level. If you enjoy working on high performing teams with top talent, Capital One is the place for you! We thrive on collaboration and create an environment where everyone’s voice is heard. This exciting role will allow you to use your depth and breadth of experience to strategize and influence upper management as well as the business line you support. In addition, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge. Come to Capital One and enjoy challenging work and an exceptional culture. 

The Roles:  

At Capital One, as business counsel to the Cyber organization, you will advise and consult on initiatives, programs and projects that will raise the game in Cyber. You will counsel and educate Legal colleagues on cybersecurity and its impact to Capital One.  

Our Cyber Legal team is looking for 3 individuals for the following roles:

Operations & Intelligence 

Ideal background and responsibilities within Operations & Intelligence include providing legal review and support to the  teams in the cybersecurity organization focused on the following areas: 

  • Cyber operations, including the security operations center

  • Red team and pen testing

  • Cyber incident management and response and responsible disclosure program

  • Cyber intelligence, including vendor assessments

  • Cyber protection/fraud

  • Insider threat and technical investigations teams

  • Experience with United States national security and cybercrime laws

  • Experience working with law enforcement a plus

Governance & Risk

Responsibilities within Governance & Risk include providing legal review and support to the teams in the cybersecurity organization focused on the following areas: 

  • Cyber governance, including policies, standards and procedures review and development

  • Cyber risk and maturity assessments 

  • Cyber education and awareness (exercises and enterprise drills)

  • Cyber compliance review, audit and regulator response

  • Data governance, strategy and reporting

  • Vendor and acquisition cybersecurity risk assessments

  • PCI DSS compliance 


Responsibilities within ISO/Engineering/Program include providing legal review and support to the teams in the cybersecurity organization focused on the following areas: 

  • Cyber architecture and engineering, including endpoint security, perimeter protection, cloud security, data protection and cryptography services

  • Vulnerability and application security management

  • Cyber machine learning

  • Information security officer teams supporting lines of business

  • Experience with cloud technology a plus

 The successful candidate for our roles will have: 

  • Experience with cybersecurity standards, frameworks, risk assessments and certification processes, to include, for example: SOC 1&2, ISO/IEC 27001, 27002, 27005, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, PCI DSS

  • Experience working with public and private cyber risk organizations

  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in communicating legal and reputational risk issues to developers, engineers, analysts, and business and legal leaders

  • Strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal, and negotiation skills 

  • Ability to work with various teams across the Enterprise to advise on Cyber and Technology issues, including technical analysis of software products, education and training of technical teams, and analyze vendor agreements

  • Ability to assist in-house and outside counsel in mitigation of cyber threats

  • Willingness to sit and be embedded with your Cyber colleagues as well as engaging in close collaboration with colleagues across the Legal Department

  • Ability to create a friendly and collaborative working relationships, particularly with their teammates, the rest of the legal department, internal clients, and outside counsel. A good sense of humor is a plus!

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • Active member in good standing of at least one state bar

  • At least 4 years of law firm or in-house counsel experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 1 year of legal experience supporting a technology or information security team

  • Knowledge of federal and state privacy laws 

  • Previous government work experience 

  • Previous financial industry work experience

  • Familiarity with the cyber threat landscape

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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