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Circle Lead Third Party Cyber Risk Management IT

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 3 200 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 3200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your proficiencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you passionate about Cyber security and would you like to work in an international environment, where we value your knowledge, domain expertise and proactive execution? If yes, join our team and make the world more resilient by protection us and reducing cyber risks for us and our partners!

As part of the overall cyber defense strategy and as response to the increased cyber risk exposure of Swiss Re's supply chain, the Third-Party Cyber Risk Management program has been initiated. We are now seeking for a strong and experienced leader to lead this program with a distributed team of specialists. The goal of the program is to identify and assess third parties with a high cyber risk exposure, assess compliance with security best-practice-standards, and ensure in close coordination with third parties. You define the annual risk management plan, lead its execution, and ensure the implementation of risk mitigation activities where applicable. You support the Chief Security Office (CSO) management to fulfil their governance responsibilities by working on governance subjects, risk and compliance matters.

You cooperate with a specialized offshore assessment team and will build up an internal network with specialists and service recipients across the whole organization. You act as an enabler and coordinator between the recipient of the service and the assessment team. Your responsibilities will be assessments of third parties during due diligence / onboarding, in areas of special needs, or in cases where assurance reports require a risk-based review. You will get insights into many companies and learn about different approaches to handle cyber risks.

This important role requires deep domain expertise as you must raise relevant concerns regarding the control framework of a third party and to express the related risks from a business point of view, and in business terms. You collaborate with the assessed third parties to develop an action plan to mitigate risks. For this role, you should be able to outline the risks identified, expectations and recommendations to third parties, explain how to improve the control environment and supervise observations through to resolution.

About the Team

You are member of CSO organization. Your new colleagues are based in Bratislava, Zurich, and India. "Do the right things right!" – That's our mission statement. To encourage confidence – and ultimate trust – from clients, regulators and shareholders by ensuring and demonstrating that robust controls are applied to all IT resources our value chain during their whole lifecycle.
If you want to contribute directly to Swiss Re's cyber security initiatives, and work together with internal and external partners to improve cyber security and make cyber risks transparent. Do not hesitate - this is the role for you.

Information about the selection process

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• 10+ years' experience explicitly in a senior IT audit, risk management, compliance or security role in the financial industry
• Profound understanding of IT Governance themes, COBIT and other frameworks such as ISO 27'00x / NIST SP 800-53 / ISAE 3000 / SOC 2 standards and reports
• Sound knowledge of Information Security on a technical as well as a security management level
• Sufficient knowledge about third party management/outsourcing processes and risks which allows a professional discussion with Sourcing / Risk / Legal managers
• Sufficient IT knowledge to a level which allows professional discussions with technology specialists (e.g. development, infrastructure, security, project management, architecture)
• Either of ISACA certifications is preferable
• Superb communication and presentation skills
• Proficiency in English (speaking and writing)


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava