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Technology and Security Risk Assurance Manager



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London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Technology and Security Risk Assurance Manager


Support the delivery of Vocalink Second Line Risk Assurance plan and framework including performing independent assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of risk management procedure, internal controls and coordination of external certification audits.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the 2nd line Risk function supporting the Risk Assurance Director to oversee the Risk Assurance function for Vocalink Limited, a company that enables the payments of 90% of salaries, 70% of utility bills, most ATM transactions and every cheque cleared in the UK. The successful candidate will become part of a high functioning team, dedicated to delivering a robust, secure and resilient service to 60+million citizens every day with transactional volume of 11 billion/year and total annual transactional value in excess of GBP6 Trillion.

The appointee will be responsible for enhancing internal controls and assurance framework by evaluating, improving and monitoring the GRC capabilities to meet the needs of Vocalink and the operational and technical requirements of our core payments covered by the Vocalink business model including Bacs, Faster Payments, Imaging Cheque System, LINK, Payport, BGC.

• Accountable directly to the Director, Risk Assurance to assist in the delivery of the Annual Risk Assurance plan including providing assurance on effectiveness of Risk Management and Vocalink Internal control environment.
• Working in the Second Line of Defence (LoD) and closely with First LoD on all risk related functions to ensure alignment on risk management methodology, and practices.
• Oversee the coordination of Annual ISAE 3000 External Certification Audit including but not limited to liaising with External Auditors and internal Control Owners, gathering, reviewing, and storing of evidence, scheduling meetings with stakeholders, and ensuring timely completion of the audits.
• Conduct assessments of internal key IT and security controls and processes to identify deficiencies, deviations, and compliance gaps including performing control walkthroughs and testing against relevant IT and Security Control Standards and Framework such as ITIL, NIST Risk and Cybersecurity Framework etc.
• Perform Internal Assurance review of ISO27001 and ISO22301 standards to identify areas of improvement or nonconformities and validating the effectiveness of corrective actions.
• Develop and assure methods and standards for control design, effectiveness testing to provide oversight and assurance of the 1st line through assurance on control effectiveness in adherence to regulatory requirements, internal policies, standards and procedures etc.
• Ensure risk is managed in a consistent, joined up manner and approach across Vocalink, with the 1st Line of Defence owning risks, the 2nd Line of Defence setting the standards of risk management and providing the review and challenge over those standards, and the 3rd Line of Defence providing the independent assurance of management of risk;
• Review evidence to provide independent self-attestations to meet UK payment schemes and clients’ requirements including Annual BACS TSCoC, LINK and SWIFT CSF annual self-attestations.
• Agree on appropriate remediating action plans with management and auditees to mitigate control assessment findings and review evidence to close the agreed actions.

All About You
• Experience in assessing risks, the design and operating effectiveness of IT and security controls including clear workpaper documentation.
• Extensive understanding of the ISAE3000 framework or equivalent such as SOC2 and other key industry technology frameworks and standards such as ITIL, COBIT, NIST, ISO etc.
• Exceptional attention to detail with keen ability to identify errors or discrepancies in processes or documentation.
• Excellent Project Management and organisation skills with ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with the team, ensuring tasks are thoroughly and accurately completed within the agreed deadline.
• Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and ability to develop trusted relationships with peers and senior stakeholders.
• Strong written and verbal use of the English language

Qualifications (preferred but not required)
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or any related field.
• Experience in evaluating compliance with IT, legal, regulatory, and operational requirements.
• Professional Certification or Designation (e.g., ISO27001 and ISO22301 Lead Auditor, CISA, CIA, CISSP, or equivalent).

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

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