Principal Associate or Manager, Cybersecurity & Technology Oversight - Cyber Risk Management

    • McLean, VA

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

At Capital One, we're 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.

Principal Associate or Manager, Cybersecurity & Technology Oversight - Cyber Risk Management

Principal Associate or Manager, Cybersecurity and Technology Oversight - Cyber Risk Management

Job Description: Principal Associate or Manager, Cybersecurity and Technology Oversight - Cyber Risk Management

Cyber Risk Management is a growing organization focused on providing expert advice, credible challenge, and effective oversight of information security and technology activities to identify, assess, control, and manage cyber risk throughout the company. This organization plays 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, or avoid risks altogether. Associates within the Cyber Risk Management organization are highly-skilled information security, cyber, technology, or risk management professionals who have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to provide value-added recommendations and deliver high-impact results in their areas of expertise.

This position - Principal Associate or Manager, Cybersecurity and Technology Oversight - will play a key role in assessing and enhancing the organization's cybersecurity and technology capability maturity, and by maintaining and updating risk models, identifying and developing innovative risk assessment techniques, providing independent expertise during capability maturity reviews, preparing independent assessments of maturity levels, and developing reports for senior management. As part of the second line of defense, you will collaborate closely with associates in Cyber, Technology, the Lines of Business, and other risk management offices to perform and support evaluations of the firm's cyber capability maturity levels and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding ways to further mature the firm's cyber and risk management capabilities. In addition, you will contribute to the identification and analysis of new or emerging cybersecurity and technology risks to the enterprise, and aid in integrating capabilities maturity assessment activities with other risk management programs across the enterprise.

As a member of 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 position affords opportunities for substantial growth. The demands and high-visibility nature of this position require an expert with a proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and who can begin contributing immediately.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

  • As part of a team, manage the conduct of independent evaluations of the firm's cybersecurity and technology capabilities, and provide expertise and advice on accelerating maturity of the firm's cyber capabilities.
  • Provide technical assessments of cybersecurity and technology capabilities.
  • Identify and develop new cyber risk assessment methodologies to enhance the assessment process.
  • Draft assessments for senior management and other stakeholders, to include regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors, as needed.
  • Stay current on emerging cyber threats and potential implications to the firm.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, 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:
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 1 year of experience in implementing and measuring maturity with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT v5, or FFIEC Cyber Assessment Tool
  • At least 2 years of work experience in the fields of information security, technology, or risk management
  • At least 1 year of experience developing, evaluating, or implementing cybersecurity or technology capability maturity models
  • At least 1 year of experience with cybersecurity, technology policies, and exceptions review process
  • Professional security management certifications (i.e Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM))


Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years of experience with analysis emerging threats and reports that describe the implications of threat(s) and opportunities to executives or senior decision-makers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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


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

Capital One is a nationally recognized and high-tech business banking company, offering better customized consumer and commercial lending and deposit financial services.

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