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AVP, Technology Risk

  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Salary: $110,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: JOR 170057
  • Sector: Cyber Security / Resilience
Job Description


Barclay Simpson’s Information and Cyber Security Recruitment team is currently partnered with a global publicly traded financial institution to bring on an AVP of Technology Risk.  This role will have a reporting line into the Global Chief Technology Risk Office and provide key exposure to senior stake holders both regional and global. This is an excellent opportunity to join a key growth business unit within a global firm.


  • Conduct technology risk assessments across the following areas.
    • Application & infrastructure – working with business technology teams to identify security gaps in in existing and new systems. Take the appropriate actions to mitigate or accept said risks.
    • Horizontal Risk Assessments – Assess risks with regards to a large project across the organizations. IE Cloud hosting, firewall change process.
    • Vertical Risk Assessments – Assessing risk to a product, or technology. IE Remote working solution, internet connectivity, etc.
  • Partner with other business units to understand their current tech risk posture
  • Collaborate in a global team of 10 to implement best practices across the firm.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; higher education preferred
  • Professional qualification with regards to Information Security (CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, ITIL)
  • Knowledge of regulations applicable to the financial sector (Basel, ECB, AMF, FSA, FFIEC, SMA, HKMA, FED, CNI requirements, EBA)
  • Knowledge of control frame works (COSO, Cobit, ETC)
  • In depth understanding of ISO 2700X series.
  • 3+ Years of experience within Information Security.
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