Cybersecurity – Third Party Risk Management

Cybersecurity – Third Party Risk Management

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Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world and presents opportunities for businesses that want to seek out new markets and are prepared to invest in transformational change. The last ten years have seen a rapid emergence of new technology, greater connectivity for organisations and individuals, and a 24/7 approach to global commerce. However, this has left many organisations behind the curve and struggling to achieve their business aspirations without feeling exposed to cyber security risk.

We believe that by turning traditional thinking on its head, adopting a positive approach to managing cyber risk, will set organisations free to achieve their business aspirations.

KPMG Cybersecurity professionals assist clients to address their concerns around Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability and Privacy of their technology, business systems, and information assets.

Using a holistic view of how Technology and Business integrate, the Cyber team performs technology-risk focused assessments, technology compliance, IT/operational process reviews, and design of information risk & cyber security solutions.

To join a growing team to assist clients with managing one or more of the following areas:
- Ethical Hacking - this discipline covers vulnerability assessment, application and network penetration testing, wireless security, mobile security, and system security testing.
- Cybersecurity Risk & Governance - this discipline covers designing and implementing Cybersecurity frameworks; Cyber maturity assessments; organisational design for Cyber Security; Cloud security; design and rollout of cyber security processes such as Incident Management, Intrusion Detection, and Security Monitoring.
- Technology Risk and 3rd Party Cyber Risk - this discipline covers IT-Business related consulting over how an organisation manages technology risk and governs its outsourcing. This involves review, re-design and implementation controls over the 3rd party organisation's IT environment. Topics include system development, project management, business or IT outsourcing, business continuity management, information security, incident management, user access management.
- Cyber Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Crisis Management - this discipline covers building business and technology resilience against cyber-attacks. Creating and testing Cyber Incident Response Plans around typical cyber-attack scenarios. Taking regulatory requirements around BCM and Crisis management and international standards based consulting.

Cyber team members regularly interact with C-Suite clients, such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and their direct reports. Hence, a client centric mind-set, understanding of IT within a Business context, and well-developed communication skills are desirable.

Cybersecurity 3rd Party Risk specialist:
To join a growing team to assist clients with their cybersecurity 3rd party risks, outsourcing governance and operational-IT risk management challenges and implementing improvements to 3rd party risk management processes and practices controls to better manage risks. Provide clients with consultancy concerning 3rd party risk management topics covering outsourcing governance frameworks, vendor assurance, IT security governance & controls, data protection, privacy, data classification, etc.

Applicants will apply their knowledge of operational and IT risk concepts and industry practice, international standards (eg ISO 27001, NIST, SANS 20 CSC), understanding of local legislation (Cybersecurity, Privacy and Outsourcing laws) and sector-specific regulations (e.g. for Financial Services Sector, the MAS and HKMA regulations on Outsourcing will be relevant) to help clients better manage their 3rd party operational-IT risks.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

• working in a collaborative team to deliver governance & risk, regulatory and compliance advisory services, as well as to implement solutions to address client challenges/problems
• identifying and resolving complex issues and develop innovative solutions for clients
• supporting the development of recommendations and presentations for client engagements
• working with high profile clients on a variety of local and international engagements

Personality traits leading to a good fit into the team include independence, innovative and resourceful thinking with strong interpersonal, organisational, presentation and report writing skills. A naturally inquisitive mind with an ability to think "outside the box" is preferred.

The role involves:

• Planning and executing the day-to-day activities of advisory/ consulting engagements for a variety of clients, to address clients' needs on outsourcing/vendor risks
• Evaluating the design and effectiveness of management controls and operational/outsourcing governance & risk management practices supporting the client's business and operations
• Supervising and providing performance management for staff working on assigned engagements
• Identifying and communicating gaps to senior management and clients, as well as providing advice on improvement opportunities for clients