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Information Technology Risk Manager

Gulf Bank

Posted on April 29, 2019

8 - 9 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

Diploma. Any Nationality

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Job Purpose:
Identify technology risks, ensure technology controls are
working optimally and validate root cause and corrective action plans for any
lapses in IT.
Job Accountabilities:
1. Support Head of Technology Risk in implementing the bank
wide Operational Risk framework for Technology Risk.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to close
gaps from technology risk assessments. Monitor progress in implementation of
these remediation measures.
5. 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.
6. Review adequacy of IT disaster Recovery plan and
recommend enhancements to the same as required.
7. Setup reports and monitoring metrics on technology risk
and control indicators
8. Manage, maintain and recommend updates to the Technology
Risk Management procedures and metrics
9. Maintain compliance with all CBK, CMA, GB
policies and operational procedures, Risk and AML policies

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.
Good knowledge of IT security issues, threats and vulnerabilities.
Excellent management and communication skills along with professional objectivity, firmness to hold stakeholders accountable
and courage to deliver difficult messages.
8 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 Information technology Change management Risk management Cisa Disaster recovery Computer science Financial services Cism IT audit


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