Cyber Governance & Risk Manager | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/EXT/1363953


When you work at Allianz, you're part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. We value diverse thinking, so your ideas and innovative mindset will be warmly welcomed. You'll experience a friendly environment working with talented people, where you'll be included and have your capabilities recognised. And you'll be supported to reach your full potential and enjoy an enriching career.


Cyber Governance & Risk Manager 

  • Leading Global Insurance Service Provider
  • Exciting Career Opportunity - Cyber Goveranance and Risk
  • Brand New Unique Office Space and Location 

Allianz Australia is looking for a talented Cyber Governance & Risk Manager who will contribute to the improvement of Allianz's Cyber security posture through the provision of pragmatic cyber security governance and risk management. 

The individual will have a strong background in information security risk management, compliance and governance and will be a valued member of Allianz Australia's Cyber Protection & Resilience team located in North Sydney. 

The Cyber Governance & Risk Manager will: 

  • Establish appropriate guidelines and procedures that ensure policies and procedures are in place for both Group and regulatory requirements relating to information security;
  • Provide oversight and assurance that processes, tools and technologies are operating effectively to mitigate cyber security risks;
  • Establish a consistent information security governance methodology that ensures Allianz Australia and entities have the right level of visibility to make informed decisions and achieve compliance to Group requirements;
  • Manage the repository of cyber security risk observations (Archer) and provide aggregated analysis to determine risk treatment plans;
  • Support the Cyber Protection & Resilience team with training, education and awareness programs as well as metrics validation, from a risk based perspective when required;
  • Provide regular reporting on the status of information / cyber risks to the CISO and the organisations risk and compliance management forums.
  • Identify and advise business units on cyber security risks inclusive of emerging risks,
  • Manage the lifecycle of the existing security policies and standards as well as the compliance process for business critical systems;
  • Consolidate a central view across Allianz Australia and entities on Cyber security risks and measure the compliance state (security posture) across local and Group policies;
  • Engage with first and second line defence across Allianz Australia's business functions as well as aid in structuring a centre of excellence for cyber governance in Allianz 

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills: 

  • At least 7 years of experience working in information security, cyber, technology, risk management, compliance or audit.
  • At least 3 years of experience with developing and managing internal governance processes and procedures
  • A solid background in information and cyber security related topics;
  • An understanding of emerging security technologies and their impacts or benefits;
  • Experience of cyber risk management and performing cyber risk assessments;
  • Strong interpersonal and consultation skills as wells as strong communication and writing skills;
  • An analytical mindset with excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy;
  • Broad knowledge of major trends, strategic directions and regulatory / legislative requirements;
    • Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to improve processes; and
    • People engagement experience in large and diverse teams 

It would be highly desirable if you also possess: 

  • Experience working within or consulting to the Financial services industry;
  • A professional certification such as CRISC, ISO or demonstrated knowledge of FAIR or the NIST Risk Management Framework 

In return, at Allianz you can expect to be ‎recognised for your commitment and rewarded for high performance with excellent employee ‎benefits and opportunities for ongoing career development. ‎ 

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