Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


The Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) organisation is instrumental in protecting and ensuring the resilience of Standard Chartered Bank's data and IT systems by managing information and cyber security (ICS) risk across the enterprise. As a critical function reporting into the Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), the Office of the CISO serves as the second line of defence for assuring ICS controls are implemented effectively and in accordance with the ICS Risk Framework and for instilling a culture of cyber security within the Bank. The Group CISO is responsible for ICS governance, strategy, policy, awareness, training, risk assessments, red teaming, third party security risk, industry partnerships, and regulatory engagement. In addition, a team of Information Security Officers (ISO) and Information Security (IS) Risk Managers reports to the CISO and performs a pivotal role as an extension of the CISO in supporting the ICS risk management strategy, governance, advisory and assurance roles that face off to the Client Services, Regions, and Functions. The Office of the CISO is central to ensuring the Bank's ability to meet its ICS commitments to internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, as well as maintaining an acceptable ICS risk profile that is regularly reported to the Board.


The INFORMATION SECURITY RISK MANAGER, EUROPE & AMERICAS (EA) position is a permanent role that requires good business acumen, knowledge and experience in the field of ICS risk governance. The successful candidate will have practical working experience in a second or third line capacity within ICS, and can respond flexibly and collaboratively to evolving business, regulatory and threat requirements. The role reports directly to the Head ISO Europe & Americas (EA) Region. The incumbent will work closely with other CISO functions to address ICS as a principal risk type for the Bank and support regional rollout of ICS RTF for EA. The role will provide support for the oversight and challenge of ICS risk management and control effectiveness as a risk partner to EA leadership as defined in the Bank's ICS Risk Type Framework and under delegation from the Group CISO.

The primary purpose of this position to ensure that the management of ICS risk is operating effectively and efficiently and to provide assurance that ICS risk is appropriately managed within the EA region. The successful candidate will work closely with the Security Technology Services team, and Country CROs, CIOs, COO and Compliance Officers, as well as relevant key stakeholders to drive requirements and help set priorities for ICS strategy and investment based on acceptable risk tolerance and taking into account the evolving threat and regulatory landscape, policies and standards, and technology infrastructure. In addition, given the rapidly evolving ICS regulatory environment, successful candidate will have a strong understanding of ICS policy with an ability to articulate new requirements into ICS risk management assessments and processes.

The major functional activities that the role will lead and manage are:
• Overseeing and challenging 1st line ICS risk proposals and risk-taking activities;
• Monitoring of ICS risks and associated remediation plans across EA using the CISO Governance Risk Type Framework;
• Assuring the 1st line implements controls to comply with applicable laws and regulations as defined by the CISO Policy team;
• Challenging risk decisions derived from regional ICS Key Indicator Performance Monitoring for EA;
• Taking part in regional or country ICS Transformation and Remediation Program (TRP) Working Group as a 2nd line ICS Subject Matter Expert (SME);
• Promoting a healthy ICS risk culture and good conduct within EA.

People and Talent
• Lead through example and operate with the appropriate culture and values.
• Work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
• Work closely with country ISOs that is aligned and scaled to the ICS risk control needs of the EA region and countries.
• Uphold and reinforce the independence of the second line ICS Risk function.

Risk Management
• Deliver objectives set forth by Head, ISO EA to support the Group's ICS risk management approach and objectives
• Ensure risks are managed in accordance with the defined CISO Governance Risk Type Framework and associated Policy and Standards; and that issues are identified, escalated, and addressed as appropriate.

• Establish strong ties into the relevant country leadership, governance, risk and control committees to ensure adequate monitoring, tracking and governance of ICS risk.
• Drive integration of ICS Risk Type Framework into EA and utilise for the ongoing governance of respective country risk.

Regulatory & Business Conduct
• Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
• Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across the countries. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
• Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
• Exercise authorities where delegated by the Board of Directors and act in accordance with Articles of Association.

Key Stakeholders
· Country and Regional CRO
• Countryand Regional CIO
• Country Compliance Officer
• Regional COO
• Country CEO
• Banking Regulators
• Security Technology Services
• Head of ICS Governance
• Head of ICS Policy
• Group Internal Audit
• Head of ICS Assurance and Testing
• Head of ICS Training, Awareness & Exercises

Other Responsibilities
• Establish strong relationships with identified stakeholders across the region and understand their strategic goals, in order to ensure ICS alignment.
• Prepare, present and challenge in a 2 nd line capacity at relevant risk committees, steering groups and cross-business opportunites
• Validate the accuracy of KRI's and KCI's and other risk ratings, as well as process designs, to meet policy requirements.
• Ensure that Process Owners are escalating risk, control, and process deficiencies appropriately in accordance with the relevant risk frameworks.
• Build trusted working relationships with other security functional heads, risk and compliance counterparts, and country stakeholders.
• Utilise appropriate risk management tool(s) to manage, track and monitor ICS risks across the countries.
• Maintain sufficient and appropriate evidence of work performed for review by Group Internal Audit and others.
Monitor, assess and advise countries on acceptable risk tolerances based on policy and control environment and the evolving regulatory and threat landscape

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