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Senior Principal Risk Specialist, Cybersecurity

Company: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority , Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Senior Principal Risk Specialist independently conducts highly complex cybersecurity exams of FINRA member firms, examines potentially deficient cybersecurity controls of FINRA member firms, provides guidance to Member Supervision staff on their complex assignments, as well as consultative services for FINRA staff, related to cybersecurity controls. This is an advanced expert level, professional position, that requires an expanded skillset, ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision, while managing a complex caseload and leading, supervising, and training others. This position proactively surveilles the industry for cyber control deficiencies occurring at, by, or through FINRA member firms or registered representatives. Essential Job Functions: * Independently leads cybersecurity examinations of the highest risk and complexity * Independently conducts cybersecurity risk reviews of the highest risk and complexity and contributes to expanded reviews * Independently conducts cybersecurity consultation tasks of high complexity with minimal direct supervision * Serve as an expert in cybersecurity controls providing guidance for FINRA staff. * Conducts tasks related to consultations that may include, but is not limited to inquiries received from Risk Monitoring, Examinations, and Enforcement staff * Conducts tasks related to member firm/investor education that may include, but is not limited to (1) serving on conference panels (2) providing training as part of seminars, boot camps, and district compliance events. * Conducts tasks related to staff training that may include, but is not limited to district office training events, podcasts, LMS specific training. * Conducts examination tasks that may include, but is not limited to: (1) reviews conducted in collaboration with Member Supervision examination staff (2) reviews conducted on matters originated by specialist unit (3) reviews conducted in relation to internal/external tips (4) reviews conducted related to referrals Education/Experience Requirements: * Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Computer Forensics, Data Analytics or related fields preferred. Advanced cybersecurity degree/certification a plus. * Intermediate securities, compliance or financial regulatory experience. Advanced experience in risks associated with specialization. * Series 99 a plus * Experience in Cybersecurity Audit is a plus * Experience with Vendor Management Oversight is a plus (particularly related to cybersecurity) Knowledge Requirements: * Expert knowledge of relevant FINRA rules and the federal securities laws and demonstrated cybersecurity audit or investigative experience. * Advanced -to- Expert knowledge of risks/products specific to specialization Skill Requirements: * Advanced-to-Expert written and oral communications skills * Advanced-to-Expert negotiation skills and ability to build collaborative relationships * Advanced-to-Expert prioritizing, planning, and organizations skills * Advanced-to-Expert resiliency with ability to adapt and thrive in uncertain and stressful conditions. For work that is performed in CA, CO, New York, NY and WA, the chart below outlines the proposed salary range for the corresponding location. In addition to location, actual compensation is based on various factors, including but not limited to, the candidate's skill set, level of experience, education, and internal peer compensation comparisons. California: Minimum Salary $111,800, Maximum Salary $220,900 Colorado: Minimum Salary $101,500, Maximum Salary $184,100 New York, NY: Minimum Salary $121,700, Maximum Salary $220,900 Washington: Minimum Salary $101,500, Maximum Salary $211,700 #LI-Hybrid To be considered for this position, please submit an application. The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required. Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter into your browser to reach our site directly. FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA provides comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance. Additional insurance includes basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental life, spouse/domestic partner and dependent life, and spouse/domestic partner and dependent accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, long-term care, business travel accident, disability and legal. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match and eligibility for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement and many other benefits. Time Off and Paid Leave* FINRA encourages its employees to focus on their health and wellness in many ways, including through a generous time-off program of 15 days of paid time off, 5 personal days and 9 sick days (all pro-rated in the first year). Additionally, we are proud to support our communities by providing two volunteer service days (based on full-time schedule). Other paid leave includes military leave, jury duty leave, bereavement leave, voting and election official leave for federal, state or local primary and general elections, care of a family member leave (available after 90 days of employment); and childbirth and parental leave (available after 90 days of employment). Full-time employees receive nine paid holidays. * Based on full-time schedule Important Information FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment. You can read more about these restrictions here. As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism. Search Firm Representatives Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA. FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates. FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans. 2020 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

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