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Vice President, IS Risk Assessment

Posting Date:  22-Apr-2022

Singapore, SG

Company:  United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct the security review for bank’s IT systems throughout the lifecycle covering different layers of technology architecture to identify the risk. This covers both in-house and 3rd party hosted systems.
  • Assess the security risk of 3rd party vendors, including on-site assessments when required.
  • Identify controls to address gaps and follow-up on the implementation of controls in 3rd party vendor arrangements.
  • Work closely with business stakeholders to ensure security risks are identified, communicated, understood and assist stakeholders to make informed risk decision.
  • Evaluate information security solutions/processes and provide risk advisory.
  • Develop, drive and constantly improve the security risk assessment processes to identify the risk in a practical and context-based approach.
  • Perform risk assessment, tracking and periodical review of the deviations identified.
  • As security subject matter expert, provide security advisory to IT and non-IT teams.
  • Maintain awareness of security trends covering both new threats and technologies in order to understand the risk and better safe guard the organization.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related discipline
  • At least 10 years of IT experience, in which over 6 years are in the capacity of information security risk assessment or security architecture, preferably in a large BFSI environment.
  • Good understanding of wide areas of security technology domains and deep in one or more security domains in application or infrastructure security area.
  • Proficient in risk management methodology and framework.
  • Familiar with the regulator requirement related to the information security areas.
  • Good understanding of the key aspects of IT principles such as SDLC, architecture, implementation & Operation, IT infrastructure, vendor & contract management, IT audit, IT governance, risk management and business continuity planning.
  • Ability to lead change, and to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Ability to identify and improve on work & process inefficiencies.
  • Industry leading certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CRISC, etc.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and meticulous attitude.
  • Able to work independently or in a team with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skill.

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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