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Risk Specialist
Ref No.: 18-13094
Location: Coppell, Texas
The technology risk analyst is responsible for conducting risk assessments on reported technology issues. These assessments will be conducted either through a formalized risk assessment program or through other risk reporting activities (e.g., policy exceptions, risk acceptance). The technology risk analyst will require ability to scope and report technology risks to all levels of management within Technology and Business teams.



- Participate in and influence information risk assessment process improvement
- Perform Third Party technology risk assessments
- Work with business, technology and subject matter experts to determine and document the risk of cybersecurity issues, remediation activities.
- Provide risk remediation recommendations that the business and technology may implement to mitigate identified control gaps
- Partner with business and IT to ensure that risks are clearly articulated in a manner that is understood by business and technology audiences
- Evaluate management responses to ensure that remediation plans and tasks adequately address identified control gaps
- Document technology issues through the appropriate risk tracking and reporting process.



- 5+ years of experience in one or more risk management areas
- Technology Vendor Risk Management experience preferred
- Financial Services Industry experience a plus but not required
- Proficiency with Information Risk Management best practices
- Proven knowledge of technical infrastructure, networks, databases and systems as they relate to cybersecurity risk
- Proven knowledge of security methodologies, policies, standards and best practices
- Proven knowledge of information technology systems, infrastructure and operations
- Ability to explain and articulate technical concepts using both technical and non-technical language
- Critical thinking and analytical skills
- Excellent presentation skills (MS PowerPoint, MS word)
- Ability to manipulate data in a spreadsheet (MS Excel)
- Ability to work collaboratively by building consensus and influencing decision making to foster forward progress with projects and initiatives
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills, coupled with ability to be versatile and flexible
- Sound business judgment and the ability to work successfully with all levels of management