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Head of Technology Risk / Executive Manager

Gulf Bank

Posted on April 29, 2019

15 - 16 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Computers). Any Nationality

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Job Purpose
Implement the Bank wide Operational Risk framework for Technology Risk.
Identify technology risks, ensure technology controls are working optimally and validate root cause and corrective action plans for any lapses in IT.
Job Accountabilities Business Specific
1. Develop/Formulate Bank wide Operational Risk policy on Technology Risk as well as recommend bank wide risk appetite for all Technology Risk related indicators to ensure alignment with the bank s overall strategy and objectives.
1. Review and monitor the design and operational effectiveness of IT controls and processes. Recommend robust IT Risk related controls and monitor to ensure that controls are implemented, maintained and adhered to by all stakeholders.
2. Perform technology risk assessments of existing IT systems, processes, implementation / upgrade of new systems and technology related change management to identify and assess technology risk from a 2nd line of defense / risk management perspective.
3. Recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to close gaps from technology risk assessments. Monitor progress in implementation of these remediation measures.
4. Support Operational Risk team in reviewing technology related incidents and near misses by providing specialist review of root cause and proposed action plans to prevent recurrence.
5. Advise the Bank s senior management and risk committees of technological trends and emerging IT risks that can affect the business objectives.
6. Review adequacy of IT disaster Recovery plan and recommend enhancements to the same as required.
7. Analyze technology risk trends / risk inter-relationships from risk assessments, incidents, control testing etc. and highlight key learnings and results along with recommended action plans to senior management and risk committees.
8. Manage, maintain and continuously develop the Technology Risk management process including strategy, policy, procedures and metrics
9. Report to internal and external stakeholders on risk issues.

Banking / Financial Services / Broking

Finance / Treasury

Desired Candidate Profile

Education & Qualification
Degree/Diploma Obtained Program of Study
Bachelors Computer Science Engineering or related field CISSP/CISA/CISM/CRISC or other relevant professional certification
Technical applied experience working in one or more of these domains Technology Risk Management, IT Audit, IT Security, IT Governance.
Strong knowledge of IT risk assessment frameworks and IT standards (e.g. COBIT, NIST etc.)
Good knowledge of systems development lifecycle, business continuity planning, IT Disaster recovery, information security principles and techniques, third party vendor management and IT General controls Extensive knowledge of IT security issues, threats and vulnerabilities.
Strong ability to conceptualize, develop and implement IT risk management frameworks, including risk appetite, risk governance and risk policies and procedures.
Excellent management and communication skills along with professional objectivity, firmness to hold stakeholders accountable and courage to deliver difficult messages.
15 years of progressive experience in Technology Risk and/or IT Audit and/or IT Information Security preferably in the banking or financial services industry.


Information security Change management Cisa Disaster recovery Computer science Financial services Cism IT audit Risk assessment Cobit


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