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Head of GRC (Director)

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Salary: 175,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: JOR 171124
  • Sector: Cyber Security, Information Security
Job Description


Barclay Simpson’s Information and Cyber Security Recruitment team is currently partnered with a cutting-edge technology company to bring on a Head of GRC (Director). This individual will report into CISO. You will be responsible for creating the cyber governance and risk management to ensure regulatory compliance for the firm.


  • Directly manage and own the policies, procedures and controls with the goal of maintaining compliance to applicable regulations.
  • Build and develop an information security risk management program to be adhered across the firm.
  • Develop a risk strategy that identifies and classifies risks and defines appropriate tolerance level on behalf of the business.
  • Develop a risk analysis and self-assessment program in accordance with industry standards.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external auditors.


  • 7+ years’ experience in information technology; 3+ in leading an Information Security GRC function.
  • 5+ years of progressive information security work experience
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area
  • Industry recognized certification in security (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, etc.) 
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