About the Role
Supports a Cybersecurity risk management and governance practice focused on Cybersecurity risk assessments, First Line of Defense and controls testing strategy, development and maintenance of Cybersecurity policies and standards, evaluation of Cybersecurity legal and regulatory requirements, development and execution of the Cybersecurity awareness program, and/or development and execution of the Cybersecurity Risk Management Program.
Maintain current knowledge of the Bank's Cybersecurity and Risk management policies, standards and procedures as well as industry best practices and proposed new guidelines and regulations.
Identify and evaluate Cybersecurity risk to the business and drive development of strategies to mitigate identified risks based on diverse factors including the organizations overall risk appetite and tolerance.
Provide current data for key risk indicators (KRIs) and key performance indicators (KPIs). Present results to risk committees. Review current KRIs and KPIs, recommend enhancements to management and present recommendations to risk committees.
Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position requires regular interaction with non-management, middle management, certain senior management, and business units and partners. This position also requires occasional interaction with the Chief Information Security Officer.
This role is used in one or more of the following ways:
Risk Assessment - Design and develop Cybersecurity risk assessments based on subject matter expertise and industry best practices. Execute risk assessments, analyze results, recommend and implement remediation plans to address defined risks. Present recommendations to area management and various risk committees. Work with other areas of Cybersecurity to define and document controls associated with identified risks.
Controls Testing Design - Develop, document and maintain the Bank's Cybersecurity controls testing program and plan. Confirm the program aligns with Cybersecurity policies and standards, Risk Management policies and regulatory requirements.
Policy and Standards - Research, recommend, and develop new Cybersecurity policies and standards based on the Bank's strategic direction and aligned with legal and regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Present recommendations to area management and various risk committees for approval. Update and enhance existing Cybersecurity policies and standards as needed.
Regulatory - Review assigned regulatory notifications to identify impact to organization. Discuss results with stakeholders and develop recommendations along with associated action plans to address gaps. Summarize results, recommendations and action plans and present to management and various risk committees. Lead efforts to address action plans.
Risk Management Program - Design and develop the Cybersecurity Risk Management program, ensure proper alignment with bank policies and procedures. Analyze program results, recommend enhancements. Present recommendations to area management and various risk committees. Work with other areas of Cybersecurity to define and document key risks and controls.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Associates degree and a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 9 years higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 7 year relevant work experience.
Excellent knowledge of Cybersecurity principles relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and non-repudiation.
Proven ability facilitating targeted discussions with peers, line managers and senior management within business unit.
Experience conducting research and evaluating information for reliability, validity, objectivity and relevance.
Excellent ability communicating complex information, concepts or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written and/or visual means.
Experience conducting information searches.
Excellent ability to discern protection needs (i.e., security controls) of information systems and networks.
Proven ability to design and develop effective risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
Experience recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
Excellent ability designing valid and reliable assessments.
Experience conducting knowledge mapping.
Experience anticipating new security threats.