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VP, Technology Risk

Apply Location Chicago, Illinois Additional Locations: New York; Georgia; Atlanta,Georgia; Miami,Florida; New York,New York; Illinois; Florida Requisition Number R-88103

The Assurant Risk Management team is seeking a Vice President of Technology Risk. Your primary responsibility is providing expert advice, credible challenge and effective oversight of technology, information security and cyber security activities to identify, assess, control, and manage technology risk throughout the company globally.  You will play a critical role in helping to ensure that the company’s risk taking entities are aware of the risks inherent in their activities and decisions, the impact of their actions on the company at an enterprise level, and opportunities to reduce, mitigate and monitor technology risks.

About the role

You will be responsible for oversight and effective challenge of enterprise technology risk, on global scale. This includes assessing and enhancing the firm’s enterprise information security, cybersecurity and technology capability and maturity through the identification, development, and innovation of risk assessment techniques.

This will include:

  • The role will provide independent expertise during capability reviews, preparing independent assessments of maturity levels, and develop enterprise-level risk reports and intelligence for senior management

  • This role will serve as the Chair of the management-level Information Technology Risk Committee, which is a sub committee of the Enterprise Risk Committee

  • As part of risk management (2nd line of defense) this role will collaborate closely with associates in Information Technology, Information Security, Cyber Security, the Business Segments and other risk management offices to perform and support evaluations of the firm’s technology infrastructure, technology security and cyber  maturity levels and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding ways to further mature the firm’s technology risk capabilities and risk management techniques

  • You will contribute to the identification and analysis of new or emerging cyber security and technology risks to the enterprise, and aid in integrating capabilities maturity assessment activities with other risk management programs across the enterprise

  • Collaborate with other control functions (internal Audit and Global Compliance) to ensure adherence to industry standards and regulatory requirements

  • Establish the technology risk framework, corresponding standards, and risk assessment protocols

  • Collaborate with the Risk Management Risk Analytics function to design and implement appropriate business intelligence reports to help drive technology strategy

  • Collaborate with the Business Resiliency Risk team to drive application mapping for the purposes of disaster recovery planning and testing

  • Collaborate with the Business Risk team to ensure technology risks are identified, mitigated and monitored across each business segment

Why You Should Consider This Role

  • You value the autonomy to use common sense and good judgment to make impactful decisions

  • You are naturally comfortable exercising discretion

  • You have a reputation for excellence, integrity, and practice “Uncommon Thinking” 

  • You have superior relationship building skills and can adapt to multiple audiences, including executive leadership

  • You are comfortable dealing with conflict and providing solutions

  • You are an innovative thinker who anticipates and solves problems

  • You want a company who has Innovation, Flexibility, Transparency, Customer Insights and values our people

  • You are authentic and love advising and connecting with people

What You Will Like

  • The people – we care

  • The variety - every day is different

  • The excitement – we focus on ‘What Matters Most’ to our customers and employees

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and advance within our Fortune 500 global company

  • We have #1 and #2 market leadership position in all our areas of focus

  • Competitive salary, Medical and Dental day one of employment and matching 401k after 30 days

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience

  • 10 years of experience in implementing and measuring maturity with the NIST, Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT v5, or FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool

  • 10 years of work experience in the fields of information security, technology, or risk management

  • 10 years of experience developing, evaluating, or implementing cybersecurity or technology capability maturity models

  • Experienced with cybersecurity, technology policies and exceptions review process

  • Ability to communicate clearly and to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, and to influence as warranted and appropriate

  • Manage multiple projects while maintaining superior results

  • Work cross functionally, individually, and to lead work among a team

  • Execution oriented and a self-motivator

  • 10% Travel, including global locations and Assurant regional data centers.

Desired Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Prefer security management certifications (i.e. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or certified Information Security Manager (CISM))


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