Federal Reserve System Cybersecurity/IT Risk Specialist in New York, New York
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems.
The Bank believes in work flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Employees can expect to be in the office a couple of days per week as needed for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.
What we do:
The Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) supervises banks in the Second District. The objectives of supervision are to:
Evaluate and promote the overall safety and soundness of supervised institutions
Ensure supervised institutions’ compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including consumer protection
Facilitate the stability of the financial system of the United States
Support the growth and stability of the U.S. economy
Supervision is carried out through a combination of methods, including on-site and off-site examinations involving staff dedicated to the supervision of an individual firm and other professionals focused on analytical, policy and risk matters. Supervision is coordinated with other US agencies.
The Regional and Community Financial Institution (RCFI) function is responsible for monitoring and assessing the safety and soundness of state member banks and domestic bank holding companies under $100 billion in the Second District. This includes state member banks and bank holding companies headquartered in Puerto Rico.
Your role as Cybersecurity / IT Risk Specialist:
As an Information Technology (IT) / Cybersecurity Risk Specialist, the candidate will assist in the development of supervisory and examination strategies and oversee or assist in the execution of those strategies for institutions in the RCFI portfolio. The major responsibilities include:
Lead or participate in examinations to determine the effectiveness of a firm’s IT/cybersecurity program and validate remediation efforts of identified issues.
Prepare informative, well supported supervisory products and work papers, effectively communicate complex and problematic supervisory findings, including required actions to senior management and board of directors.
Determine the financial institution’s cybersecurity preparedness based on the assessment of inherent risks and cybersecurity maturity levels.
Develop and maintain strong ongoing relationships with relevant stakeholders.
Analyze current IT industry practices, conditions, and trends and identify inherent / emerging risks. This includes maintaining knowledge of emerging technologies, threats/vulnerabilities and risk management practices /techniques, as well as cultivating and sharing knowledge with colleagues about current information technology risk management techniques and practices used in supervision and the financial services industry.
Participate in Federal Reserve System and local IT/cybersecurity initiatives related to training, committees and contribute to the development of policies to enhance the supervision of financial firms.
What we are looking for:
A successful candidate for this experienced level Cybersecurity / IT Risk Specialist is expected to:
Have subject-matter expertise and relevant experience in two or more of the following areas: IT/information security/cybersecurity, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/penetration testing management, and patch management systems.
Ability to identify, prioritize, frame, and clearly articulate material issues that reflect supervisory positions/concerns.
Ability to analyze existing information for cross-institutional IT/IS themes and IT/IS issues to provide insight regarding institutions, industry practices and emerging IT/IS risks that is forward-looking and consistent with strategic concerns.
Strong ability to plan and conduct all phases of information technology examination independently or as a team member.
Salary Range: $132800 - $166000 / year
We believe in transparency at the NY Fed. This salary range reflects a variety of skills and experiences candidates may bring to the job. We pay individuals along this range based on their unique backgrounds. Whether you’re stretching into the job or are a more seasoned candidate, we aim to pay competitively for your contributions .
Touchstone Behaviors set clear expectations for leading with impact at every stage of our careers and aspire to achieve in our continued growth and development.
Communicate Authentically : Empathetically engage one another with direct and transparent dialogue and listening. Actively discuss viewpoints with respect and compassion in a timely and candid manner, taking into account verbal and nonverbal cues. Ask questions, learn from each other, and share information widely to move the Bank's work forward.
Collaborate Inclusively : Inspire a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers others to contribute meaningfully. Intentionally bring a diverse set of people together to achieve positive business results.
Drive Progress : Grow and adapt to changing priorities in the Bank. Experiment with new concepts and take appropriate risk to drive innovation. Remain curious and action oriented, navigating through ambiguity and uncertainty to drive outcomes.
Develop Others : Equitably champion, mentor, and develop others to grow professionally. Demonstrate vulnerability and empathy to create a trusted environment.
Take Ownership : Establish an environment of action and excellence by holding self and others accountable to execute to the highest standard.
Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:
Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match
Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)
Subsidized Public Transportation Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center
And more (https://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/benefits_health.html)
Please note that the position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship and meet other eligibility requirements.
In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check, comply with all applicable information handling rules, and will be tested for all controlled substances prohibited by federal law, to include marijuana.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
Job Exempt (Yes / No)
First (United States of America)
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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.
OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.
Why Our People Choose Us:
Our reputation precedes us
There will always be room for personal growth
Our people are first
You’ll find the right balance
Your responsibilities will be meaningful
We hope that you will be our future colleague.