Vice President – Cybersecurity and Technology Risk (Operational Risk)

MD, United States Posted 2 days ago

Morgan Stanley has an opening for a Vice President in Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Oversight within the Operational Risk Department.Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Oversight is the practice of identifying, assessing, and helping to identify cyber threats and remediate risks related to the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the Firm’s systems and information, including associated processes and controls. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping execute independent oversight, analysis, and monitoring of risks and controls around the Firm’s technology and cybersecurity.

Primary Responsibilities

Top Operational Risks – Provide senior management with an independent view of the Firm’s identified Top Operational Risks related to Firm’s information and technology practice.

Oversight Function – Assess the effectiveness of relevant Control Functions using the following key dimensions:

o Risk Identification: Identify and assess risks related to the information and systems supporting Firm activities globally

o General Oversight: Participate in relevant (or in scope) governance, steering, and working group committees and review metrics and escalation reports to monitor risk and control-related developments, issues and trends

o Procedures / Assessment: Review completeness and execution of relevant procedures and assess assurance mechanisms for how effectively they identify weaknesses or failures of key controls

o Monitoring: Review metrics, industry developments, and escalation reports to monitor risk and control-related developments, issues and trends in the management of technology and cybersecurity risk

Perform Risk Assessments - Assess whether cybersecurity activities and technology controls are designed and implemented effectively so as to verify that risks are mitigated to targeted levels

Identity Theft Prevention Program – Provide reporting and oversight of the firm’s Identity Theft Prevention program, participate in program governance, produce program metrics.

Relationship Management – Liaise and work with Control Function owners and Risk Managers in providing Operational Risk Coverage / Cyber Risk Coverage

Advisory Services – Provide guidance on the evolving technology and cybersecurity risk landscape

Policy & Procedures - Maintain and or oversee relevant policies and procedures related to technology and security processes


Skills Required:

Bachelor’s Degree minimum

Minimum of 8 years’ worth of technology and/or cybersecurity related work experience, preferably in the financial services industry

Experience in Risk Management, and preferably with fluency in Operational and or IT Risk

Experience with relationship management

Strong interpersonal skills in order to work in a team oriented environment

Strong project management and organization skills

Ability to multitask and prioritize

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Flexible and self-motivator

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to produce concise and effective presentations tailored to technical and non-technical audiences

Ability to work in a small team environment, building and maintain a network of contacts and coordinating with a large number of stakeholders

Proficiency in computer network defense, software programming, technology integration, computer science, or related fields.


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