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Cybersecurity Risk Director - Operational & Compliance Risk

Capital One
McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, were building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Cybersecurity Risk Director - Operational & Compliance Risk

Cyber Risk Management, a component of Operational Compliance and Risk (OCR) within Capital One, is a relatively new, independent organization focused on providing expert advice, credible challenge, and effective oversight of information security and technology risk activities throughout the firm. Associates that make up the Cyber Risk Management team are highly-skilled information security, cyber, technology, and risk management professionals who bring a wealth of experience to bear to deliver high-impact analysis and recommendations that are rooted in direct knowledge of security and technology.   As a second line of defense organization, you will work closely with associates in operational divisions in first line Cyber, Technology, and the Lines of Business, as well as other second line of defense risk management organizations, to evaluate the effectiveness of the firms cyber controls infrastructure and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding opportunities to further mature the firms cybersecurity operations capabilities. Finally, as a leader in a growing organization, you will have the opportunity to shape and further refine your portfolio commensurate with the priorities of the organization and the firm. The demands and high-visibility nature of this position requires an expert with a proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment who can begin contributing immediately.  This position requires a seasoned leader with exemplary technical, communication, and collaboration skills to influence and advocate for sound risk management approaches.


  • Play a lead role in identifying areas of cyber risk to provide oversight, analysis, effective challenge, and risk-informed recommendations.
  • Provide and manage the production of technical assessments of the effectiveness and design of cybersecurity controls
  • Draft assessments for senior management and other stakeholders, to include regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors, as needed.
  • Manage a team of cybersecurity professionals. Set vision and direction, manage performance and career development of associates.
  • Stay current on emerging cyber threats and risk management approaches.
  • Collaborate effectively with 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:

  • A Bachelors degree or military experience
  • At least 8 years of hands-on cybersecurity operations experience with enterprise-grade tools and processes
  • At least 5 years of experience with cybersecurity technologies including Data Loss Prevention (DLP), network operations, architecture, security, endpoint protection, security monitoring (SIEM), key and secrets management, incident response and cyber exercises or cyber education programs
  • 2 years of experience with public cloud infrastructure and security principles
  • At least 5 years of experience managing, consulting, auditing, or working in the fields of information security, technology, or risk management
  • At least 1 professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. This role requires the ability to articulate complex technical concepts in clear, concise, actionable manner through both written products and verbal communications
  • Experience with analysis of emerging threats and reports that describe the implications of threat(s) and opportunities to executives or senior decision-makers
  • 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, with an ability to be confident, respectful, and articulate when registering dissenting or unpopular opinions
  • 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
  • Familiarity NIST Cybersecurity Framework controls, NIST 800-53, ISO 27000-1

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


Posted: 2019-08-07 Expires: 2019-09-06

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