Cyber and Information Security Manager

Full time
switzerland 24/01/2019   Full time
The PBOS Cyber and Information Security Role will, as part of a wider team, directly support the Private Banking and Overseas Services businesses with responsibility for oversight of the information risk control environment, providing risk assessments for jurisdictions with special regulatory requirements, driving local implementation of Group Pogrammes aligning to the Group Cyber Policy and Standards; and providing advice/challenge to the business in respect of tactical solutions and strategic programmes. On top of that the role will support local implementation of controls related to client confidentiality as mandated by the local regulators (eg FINMA, CCIN, etc).

The PBOS Cyber and Information Security Role will report into the PBOS Business Information Security Officer (BISO), located in Switzerland.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Be responsible for review and assessment of all security changes in jurisdictions with special regulatory requirements (banking secrecy law), going from in depth technical review to conceptual reviews of organizational restructuring (eg location strategy).
  • Partner with Chief Security Office (CSO) strategy and architecture to ensure security strategy meets Group and local Business Unit (BU) requirements
  • Identify and manage BU specific cyber and information security requirements including championing into the CSO demand (budget)
  • Work with the business to establish appropriate and business accepted Cyber Risk Appetite
  • Ensure Business Unit/ Geographical regulatory obligations are met, specifically in banking secrecy jurisdictions
  • Ensure standard and appropriate responses to regulatory bodies
  • Understand importance of cyber to clients and embed cyber in client and colleague environment
  • Work with business to ensure Cyber is a differentiator
  • Drive security control scope to meet business or regulatory needs beyond mandated baseline requirements
Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Person Specification

The candidate will preferably be educated to a degree level or above in a Cyber and Information Security or Information Risk related discipline. CIA; CISA, CISSP, ISO27001 or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years experience within Cyber and Information Security, and/or strong technical background / education
  • A strong understanding of the financial services industry and regulations impacting Information Risk.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques related to cyber and information security
  • Knowledge and understanding of the implications of the financial laws and regulations associated with Information Risk within the jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of wider aspects of control, operations and processes
  • Detailed understanding of the Risk assessment processes
  • Managerial experience is a definite advantage
  • Experience of interaction at Senior Management level, which will be a key component

Language skills

Fluency (written and spoken) in English and preferably in French. Additional fluency in European languages a definite bonus


Travel across Europe may be required.


On an exceptional basis, weekend work or work outside of business hours might be required.

Personal attributes

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, written and verbal; and should be a dynamic individual, self-directed, comfortable operating within a changing environment.
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Analysing
  • Working with people
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations

Purpose and Values

Barclays has a single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it. Our Purpose is helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this is the answer to the question ‘What is Barclays for?’ and it should guide our every action as employees.

Cyber and Information Security Manager - 00264400

Primary Location: CH-GE-Geneva

Job Type:Permanent/Regular

Posting Range:23 Jan 2019 - Ongoing