Cybersecurity Risk Specialist - Federal Reserve Bank of New York

262537 Requisition #
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What we are looking for:

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of direct work experience with auditing or risk management and controls.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.

  • Industry recognized information security certification (e.g., CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP) or equivalent certification is desirable.

  • Experience working in regulatory/government agencies or financial services is ideal.

  • Commissioned examiner a plus.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced knowledge in information security/cyber security, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/pen testing management, and patch management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of common frameworks such as FFIEC, NIST, and ISO.

  • Ability to evaluate an institutions’ information security program and provide expert advice on its ability to identify, protect, respond, and recover from business disruptions.

  • Ability to analyze threat intelligence reports to identify vulnerabilities, understand how they could be exploited, and the potential impact to the financial services industry.

  • Critical thinking and decision making abilities. The ideal candidate makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.

  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication including strong presentation, and negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with all levels of management, boards of directors and other regulatory agencies.

  • The ideal candidate is sought out by others for advice and solutions due to their expertise. Further, the ideal candidate recommends solutions and suggestions that turn out to be accurate when judged over time.

  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple work streams.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams with various stakeholders on assignments under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to understand and translate complex technical issues into business implications for technical and business representatives.

  • Maintain ongoing awareness of current and emerging information regarding security threats, techniques and landscape.

Other Requirements 

  • Up to 25% overnight travel during the course of the year. Travel may be to various locations throughout the U.S.

Cover Letter preferred - highlighting how your background aligns to the role requirements.

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 not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they  sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements.


In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.


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.

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