Principal Associate, Security Testing - Technology Risk Management

Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Security Testing - Technology Risk Management

Technology Risk Management (TRM) is a growing organization focused on providing expert advice, credible challenge, and effective oversight of information security and technology risk activities. The Associates that make up the TRM team are highly-skilled information security, cyber, technology, and risk management professionals who bring a wealth of experience to deliver high-impact analysis and recommendations that are rooted in direct knowledge of security and technology.

Principal Associate, Security Testing, Technology Risk Management – will play a key role in the review, risk identification, risk assessment, reporting, and effective challenge of technology processes, controls, and capabilities, including but not limited to material and high risk technology changes . This individual will provide subject matter expertise, oversight, and effective challenge of key Technology areas such as cloud services, enterprise architecture, cloud migrations, and overall technology deployments. As part of the second line of defense, this position will also interact regularly with first line Cyber, Technology, the Lines of Business, as well as other second line of defense risk management offices to perform and support targeted technical reviews of the effectiveness of the firm’s controls infrastructure and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding ways to further mature the firm’s cyber risk management capabilities.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
  • Leverage cybersecurity testing techniques to conduct technical and non-technical risk based tests against applications, cloud infrastructure, APIs, databases, network, and devices to support risk hypotheses
  • Develop technical test plans and use cases in conjunction with cyber chaos engineering and other technology and cybersecurity functions to create and test risk hypotheses

  • Work closely with Offensive Security to perform technical risk analysis of penetration tests and red team operations findings
  • Review technology controls testing reports and plans for relevant technical information to inform risk based testing
  • Draft and publish technical reports for risk owners, senior management, and other stakeholders regarding risks associated with new or emerging technologies
  • Provide technical expertise in assessing the practices of designing, developing, testing and implementing cloud native solutions to crucial business problems through thoughtful use of industry best practices and Capital One policy

  • Evaluate proposed and approved cloud technical solutions for automation, resiliency, performance, scalability, and security including appropriate tradeoffs, risks and opportunities
  • Keep up-to-date on cutting edge technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing environment at Capital One, specifically cloud native architecture, serverless, and emerging AWS services
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Consult with risk owners on the design and implementation or adjustment of mitigating controls associated with emerging technologies

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent certification
  • At least 1 year of experience developing and or writing technical testing plans

  • At least 1 year of experience working with data lake and data warehouse technologies
  • At least 2 years of experience developing and exploiting APIs
  • At least 2 years of experience working with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google
  • At least 2 years of experience working with serverless architectures such as AWS Lambda, Google Functions, Azure Functions
  • At least 2 years of experience exploiting web applications
  • At least 2 years of experience in penetration testing or red team operations

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, cyber security, informatics, or other technical field

  • One or more of the following professional certifications: Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE), Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP), GIAC Cloud Penetration Testing (GCPN)
  • One or more of the following professional certifications: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified Security Specialty, ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), or similar cloud security certifications
  • Prior experience with cloud security and or penetration testing (cloud-native applications, cloud service abuse, deployment pipelines, etc.)
  • Prior experience working in financial services or other highly-regulated sectors

  • 3 years of hands-on experience executing cyber security operations such as incident response, vulnerability management, threat intelligence, identity and access management, or cloud security.
  • 3 years of experience identifying and communicating key risks related to cloud native implementations and architectures
  • 2 years experience with controls and control frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-53, CIS Top 20, ISO, or COBIT.)

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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