Cyber Governance & Risk Manager | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/EXT/1390829


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.


About our Organisation:   

When you work at Allianz, you're part of a successful global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians.

When you join Allianz, you will have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, with the opportunity to work with people from diverse and exciting backgrounds.  Your fresh thinking and ideas will be encouraged and welcomed and you'll get the support you need to develop your learning, education and your career.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an accomplished and results-focused Cyber Governance and Risk Manager to be appointed within the Cyber Protection & Resilience team. The role will be based at our Market Street, Sydney CBD ofice but will require some travel and work to be carried out at our North Sydney office also.

Reporting to the Head of Cyber Security Assurance and Advisory, the key objective for this role will be to deliver initiatives that support the Cyber Security Governance and Risk strategy and maintain and improve Allianz' cyber risk posture.

The ideal applicant 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. 

About the Role:

The successfully appointed applicant will manage and deliver the following: 

  • Identify and advise business units on cyber security risks inclusive of emerging risks;
  • Establish a consistent information security governance methodology that ensures Allianz Australia and its entities have the right level of visibility to make informed decisions;
  • Ensure security policies, guidelines and procedures are effectively implemented that support Allianz Group and regulatory requirements– including CPS234;
  • Manage the lifecycle of existing security policies and standards as well as the compliance process for business-critical systems;
  • Consolidate a central view across Allianz Australia and its entities on cyber security risks and measure the compliance state (security posture) with local and Group policies;
  • Work with the business to manage the cyber-risks related to third parties (suppliers and partners);
  • Provide oversight and assurance that processes, tools and technologies are operating effectively to mitigate cyber security risks;
  • 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;
  • Provide regular reporting on the status of information / cyber risks to the Head of Cyber Security Assurance and Advisory and to risk and compliance management forums as required;
  • Engage with first and second-line defence across Allianz Australia's business functions
  • Assist the CISO and Head of Cyber Security Assurance and Advisory in creating a ‘centre of excellence' for cyber governance in Allianz.

 About You: 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills: 

  • At least 7 years of experience working in information security, cyber, risk management, compliance or audit;
  • At least 3 years of experience developing and managing internal governance processes and procedures;
  • A solid background in information and cyber security related risk management;
  • A broad 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
  • 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, CISA, CISM, ISO or demonstrated knowledge of FAIR or the NIST Risk Management Framework.

What's on Offer:

At Allianz you can expect to be ‎recognised for your commitment and rewarded for high performance with excellent employee ‎benefits and opportunities for ongoing leaning and career development. ‎

A competitive remuneration package and employee benefits program awaits the successful applicant.

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