Cyber Risk Advisor, Risk Manager

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Cyber Risk Advisor, Risk Manager

Capital One is one of the fastest growing organizations in the world today, powered by our passion for our customers. 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. 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. TRM is a second line organization, which means it is independent and reports through the Chief Risk Officer. The ~100 professionals in TRM are trusted experts who set the bar for excellence in cybersecurity and tech risk. We shape decisions, challenge activities to ensure they meet our standards, and oversee technology and information security risk across the company.

Our business leaders must make technology decisions constantly. TRM makes sure they have the tech risk information they need to make good decisions. Associates within TRM are highly-skilled information security, cybersecurity, site reliability engineering, technology, and risk management professionals. They have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to add value with their advice and to deliver high-impact results.

This position, Cyber Risk Advisor, Risk Manager, will play a key role in the organization's second line of defense risk identification program by independently overseeing the organization's cybersecurity and technology risk taking and providing expertise and challenge during ongoing assessments.

As part of the second line of defense, you will collaborate closely with partners in cybersecurity, technology, the lines of business, and other risk management offices across the various lines of business, to perform and support evaluations of the firm's risk posture and offer independent advice and value-add recommendations regarding ways to reduce cybersecurity and technology risks. Having the ability to understand and translate data-driven analysis, business drivers, initiatives, and priorities, and translate them into meaningful risk analysis is critical to being a trusted advisor to our business stakeholders and partners.

A strong candidate:
  • Has a strong foundation, passion, and proficiency in cybersecurity, technology, and risk management, industry, and regulatory trends
  • Is intellectually curious and stays current on emerging cyber threats, technologies, and potential implications for the company.
  • Has a team-first attitude and is comfortable building relationships and collaborating with the team and other partners and stakeholders to get the work done.
  • Is execution oriented, a self-motivator in an ambiguous environment, can manage multiple projects while maintaining superior results, can successfully work in a fast-paced environment, and is able to quickly come up to speed with the business and technology environments with which they will be working.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills (tailored to the audience) and can concisely and logically explain complex/technical topics.

  • Advisory/Team Responsibilities
    • Be a trusted advisor and subject matter expert in your assigned Lines of Business
    • Guide/drive effective and relevant risk conversations with Line of Business leadership and their teams to enable meaningful insights into key technology and cybersecurity risks (e.g., aligning to or providing insights in support of strategic priorities or objectives for the business, increasing risk accountability and visibility)
    • Communicate in a compelling manner, with a strong point of view, to any audience, including internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong knowledge and proficiency in risk management skills (i.e., risk analysis and assessment, risk management, risk communication, risk quantification, threat modeling, and technical writing)
    • Navigate regulatory and compliance requirements as an approachable and effective partner to develop solutions in response to Line of Business focus areas
    • Collaborate effectively and build trusted relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders across multiple organizations to achieve objectives.
    • Coordinate project-related activities and deliverables to ensure effective collaboration, teamwork, and influence with and beyond the immediate team and across stakeholder groups.
    • Operate a continuous improvement approach by reviewing and challenging the design and operation of processes
    • Support assessments for senior management and other stakeholders, to include regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors, as needed.

  • Core Risk Assessment Responsibilities
    • Perform the review and effective challenge of technology and cybersecurity risks through business-driven assessment activities (e.g., risk and control self assessment (RCSA) activities, scenario analysis, new products and services, etc.), to include providing expertise and advice on risk themes and mitigation strategies
    • Monitor, report, and escalate metric performance, identify changes or trends in the risk profile, and brief senior management
    • Perform the review and effective challenge of Capital One's enterprise cybersecurity capability maturity assessments through first-line assessment activities (i.e., NIST CSF assessments)
    • Connect the dots across assessments to inform decision-making and strategic investments.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years of experience managing, or consulting, or auditing
  • At least 5 years of experience working in the fields of cybersecurity, or technology, or risk management
  • At least 5 years of experience with cybersecurity or technology risk assessments
  • Professional Security Certification or Professional Risk Management Certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Informations Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), or Open FAIR Certified)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in a second-line or oversight role at a financial institution or regulatory agency
  • Knowledge of, or experience working with agile methodology and tools (Jira, or Confluence)
  • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)

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.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $160,200 - $182,800 for Manager, 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.

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.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

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 (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable 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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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).


We Don’t Only Think Big Things—At Capital One, We Do Big Things.

You’re dedicated to your career. You deserve professional satisfaction and personal fulfillment. You belong at Capital One.

Here, every day brings another chance to do impactful work that matters: helping millions of customers confidently manage their money, building stronger communities and delivering truly disruptive tech. You’ll give your all alongside some of the brightest, most resilient people in the industry—and in return, you’ll enjoy the growth opportunities, support, flexibility and benefits you need for an exhilarating life both on and off the job.

Be inspired. Be yourself. That’s #LifeAtCapitalOne.

Creating a Culture of Belonging

At Capital One, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging at our core. We’re building a place of belonging—where everyone can feel seen, heard, valued and free to be their authentic selves. We want to be a place of opportunity—where associates from all backgrounds innovate for our customers and communities, and build meaningful, fulfilling careers.

We endeavor to be a welcoming and inspiring place for all. We seek and embrace diversity. And we’re committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, focused on increasing the representation of underrepresented groups, strengthening our culture of inclusion and belonging and harnessing our scale to invest in our communities.

We’re focused on three core principles to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging across Capital One:

Create a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive and innovate

Attract and develop talent from all backgrounds and experiences

Ensure our systems and programs promote fairness and equity

Get a career with more at Capital One.  Discover it for yourself today.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or other protected status.


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