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Information Security Risk and Controls Manager



Utah, USA · cottonwood heights, ut, usa · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

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About The Role

The Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) team handles a wide range of cross-functional activities, from security risk management, security policies and standards, inbound and outbound due diligence, third party risk management, compliance certifications and audits, security awareness, and more.

Each of these ongoing parallel activities entails interpreting and setting requirements, risk-based decision making, cross-functional collaboration and communication, assessing the effectiveness of security controls, and staying up-to-date on security best practices and how changes in the evolving threat landscape need to inform our strategy.

The Information Security Risk and Controls Manager will be responsible for setting comprehensive compliance strategies and frameworks while expertly managing and mitigating risks, strengthening compliance posture while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards. This person will design and develop a unified controls framework that aligns with industry best practices and regulatory requirements as well as integrate relevant controls to business units. The successful candidate is a strong communicator and will work closely with cross-functional teams to manage risks, and maintain alignment with business objectives. Candidate must be able to assimilate knowledge quickly, understand stakeholder’s business challenges/risks, and act as a trusted advisor to comply with policies and standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a consolidated controls framework that links policies, control objectives, standards, guidelines, controls, assessment objectives, company assets, procedures, risks, threats and metrics.
  • Measure control effectiveness against framework and report on non compliance or lack of adherence/deviations.
  • Implementing and managing GRC tools.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure seamless integration of security and compliance practices across the organization.
  • Identify the root cause of control gaps and exceptions and suggest remediation steps
  • Prioritize and drive cross-functional remediation efforts for identified gaps based on risk impact and criticality
  • Work with the second line to address any credible challenge.
  • Compile and present risk and compliance posture to senior leadership via metrics and dashboards


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Risk Management, or a related field.
  • Professional security management certification, such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, or CGEIT.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a cybersecurity risk or compliance role within an IT environment, preferably within the financial services sector.
  • Strong Cloud security assessment background and technical acumen necessary for more technical controls.
  • Strong cyber risk and compliance knowledge with prior experience implementing a consolidated controls framework.
  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate new knowledge quickly
  • Experience with regulatory examinations
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and managing multiple projects concurrently
  • In-depth understanding of security frameworks (e.g., NIST, FEDRAMP, COBIT, ISO 27000 series) and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven track record of developing and administering comprehensive compliance programs.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, decision-making, and communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
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