Principal Analyst, Cyber Risk & Analysis (TRM Assessment Methodology)

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Jan 25, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Analyst, Cyber Risk & Analysis (TRM Assessment Methodology)

Capital One is one of the fastest growing organizations in the world today. The growth of the business is being accelerated by leveraging innovative and emerging technologies. We are serious about technology, we dream big, and we execute: Capital One moved our entire enterprise to the public cloud over the course of five years, fully exiting our data centers. Just as we prioritize driving innovation through technology, we equally prioritize cybersecurity and managing technology risk. Technology Risk Management (TRM) is a small organization that packs a big punch. The roughly ninety professionals in TRM are trusted expert advisers who shape decisions, challenge activities to ensure they meet our standards, and generally oversee technology and information security risk across the business and the central technology organization. TRM is a second line organization, which means it is independent and does not sit within the technology organization.

TRM plays a critical role in ensuring that the company's risk-taking entities are aware of the risks inherent in their activities and decisions, the impact of their actions on the company at an enterprise level, and opportunities to reduce, mitigate or avoid the risks altogether. Associates within TRM are highly-skilled information security, cybersecurity, site reliability engineering, 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 - Principal Analyst, Compliance and Risk Intelligence, Technology Risk Management - will play a key role in enhancing the methodology and practices for how the organization assesses cybersecurity and technology risk, as well as cybersecurity and technology compliance risk. This includes leading enhancements to the risk taxonomy, further developing and socializing the assessment methodology, and driving process improvement efforts for several established assessment practices. It will be critical for this role to foster strong working relationships with other 2nd Line groups, and be able to influence the broader enterprise risk frameworks to reflect technology/cyber risk considerations.

As a member of a growing organization, you are expected to shape and further refine the risk program, and will have the opportunity to operate with both autonomy and empowerment from senior leadership. The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with knowledge of cyber and technology risk, who can understand data and interpret it in context, who is intellectually curious, and who has a passion for sharing data insights.

Desired Outcomes:
  • Identify, interpret and curate external data points to support and ground risk assessments
  • Review various risk products and extract key findings and supporting risk intelligence and analyze its applicability to other assessments
  • Respond to inquiries to provide grounding data points for specific assessments, research possible sources and their trustworthiness, distill into succinct data points.
  • Understand compliance requirements, interpret their applicability and compare to existing mitigations. Identify potential gaps both scope of requirement applicability and whether the implementation meets intent.
  • Create and distribute educational materials on cyber and tech industry trends, recent events and compliance requirements and answer questions from the team.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 2 years of experience managing, or consulting, or auditing in the fields of information security, or technology, or risk management
  • At least 2 years of experience with cybersecurity or technology risk assessments or cybersecurity, technology or compliance controls assessments
  • At least 1 professional security management certification (Open FAIR, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Informations Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC))

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Critical analytical thinker, including the ability to express a point of view supported by data (with both technical and non-technical audiences). Experience in data analysis, metrics definition and/or metrics implementation is a plus.
  • Raises concerns early and knows when to escalate, including the ability to raise issues and facilitate constructive problem-solving at all levels of the organization
  • Passion and expertise in technology and cybersecurity domains, with an ability to be confident, respectful, and articulate when registering dissenting or unpopular opinions
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders across multiple organizations to get consensus, socialize strategy, and achieve objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple parallel initiatives while maintaining superior results
  • Execution oriented and a self-motivator
  • Personal resilience - the ability to to stay optimistic and keep people focused during crises or times of change
  • Experience developing and implementing industry risk frameworks, quantitative analysis, tools, and methodologies: e.g. frameworks like COSO, quantitative analysis such as FAIR, tools such as a Process, Risk & Control (PRC) library, and assessment methodologies such as RCSA, scenario analysis, or new initiative risk assessments
  • Experience developing and implementing industry controls frameworks (e.g. NIST 800-53, ISO 27001/27002), designing controls and/or testing controls design
  • Knowledge of supervisory expectations expressed in the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) IT Handbook, Federal Reserve Supervisory Letters, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Bulletins, and/or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Financial Institution Letters.
  • Familiarity with compliance and legal requirements in the cyber and technology space, and experience in practical interpretation and implementation of those.

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

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

Location is New York City: $127,092 - $149,940 for Prin Assoc, Cyber Risk & Analysis

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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