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The 1st Line head of Cyber Controls & Testing role will sit within the COO's office, with their vison to be a leading risk function internally and also against peers in the UK financial services industry. To achieve this aim, staff are empowered and encouraged to challenge the perceived norm and come up with new ideas. Taking this into consideration this is not a standard BAU role however has an element of change, working with Transformation, CIO, sourcing and Security to identify cyber risk, have a mechanism to report issues effectively and ultimately mitigate these risks, leaving the bank in a safe and compliant state.
This role will be sitting as part of the senior management team, contributing to both strategic and operational decision making, leading a team of up to 40 staff, ensuring efficient and effective IT and cyber controls, SoX Control, Cryptology and Conduct Testing across the group.
Lead IT & Cyber Controls, Sox Controls, Cyber Control, Code of Conduct and Cryptology testing teams
Responsible for planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of control testing/assurance activities within the Cyber and IT landscape.
Provide expert knowledge and guidance on controls and assessing IT/Cyber Controls and associated risk in an accurate, complete and transparent way
Through analysis of MI and controls data, provide inputs into the IT Divisional Risk Committee and other department risk forums taking ownership of subsequent actions
Collaborate with senior managers across the three Lines of Defence (e.g. Group Risk, Internal Audit) to identify, share and implement standard methodologies across the organisation
Relevant Cyber/IT experience gained in the FS industry either inhouse or a consulting practice.
Knowledge of IT/cyber controls and testing practices within a banking organisation.
Strong leadership abilities including staff management and senior stakeholder engagement.
Experience in designing controls and testing procedures.
An understanding of Information Technology Assurance Frameworks, regulatory requirements (GDP, BASEL, SOX, FCA, etc.), and current and emerging technology trends