Head of Cyber Strategy, Risk and Advisory

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Website AIB

Location: Central Park, Leopards town, Dublin 18 (Hybrid)

AIB has a opening for Head of Cyber Strategy, Risk and Advisory. The role holder will direct the strategic roadmap and defined target state for cyber security.

The Role:

Reporting to AIB Group’s Chief Information Security Officer, this senior role will assume leadership of a new Cyber Strategy, Risk and Advisory function. The role holder will direct the vision, strategic roadmap, and defined target state for cyber security across AIB ensuring alignment with the Banks business goals and regulatory requirements.  They will also oversee the transformation of the Banks cybersecurity practice and framework – leading a team of cyber professionals and advisors, who will collaborate stakeholders across the organisation to embed standards and enhance cyber resilience.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Support the CISO to develop the strategic roadmap, and defined target state for cyber security across the Group to support business goals, risk-buy down and regulatory objectives.
  • Build on the currency of the strategy and be a key influencer in supporting and developing cyber security innovation, monitoring, and recognising and acting upon key market trends and practices to keep pace with emerging threats and opportunities.
  • Own and drive implementation of the Banks Security and Resilience Management System, High Value Asset Program, maturity benchmarks and control framework.
  • Develop and embed the target operating model for the Digital Resilience Advisory practice, to support priorities of the Business and Technology organisations.
  • Identify, assess, and prioritise security risks to the organisation’s assets, systems, and data including security risks associated with third-party vendors and service providers.
  • Represent the Digital Resilience and Cybersecurity organisation across the bank, interfacing into Technology and Business functions to facilitate the compliance with standards and secure by design principles.
  • Develop and support implementation roadmaps for Technology and Business units to comply with requirements within agreed timescales considering and making key judgement calls on risk priorities and commercial considerations.

You will need to show us that you can/have:

  • Minimum ten years in a leadership role in financial institutions or in other information-intensive industries or digitally advanced enterprises
  • Proven Experience of navigating complex (matrix) organization structures and managing internal senior stakeholders
  • Progressive and effective leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
  • Experience in managing a distributed team across multiple partners and geographies working to agile methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in industry standards such as NIST, ISO27001, cybersecurity controls frameworks, risk management disciplines and building executive report workflows.
  • Proven experience in cybersecurity and technology deployment, including familiarity with developing business requirements and designing application, network, and data management platforms in-house and “in-cloud.” Background in production operations is a plus and demonstrable leadership capabilities is a must.
  • The business acumen to identify business needs, evaluate emerging technology trends, determine policy implications, and advance potential solutions in cyber protection, technology deployment and infrastructure protection.

Why join us?

AIB is a dynamic and diverse place to work. We are changing from the inside out to become a bank people can believe in. And by people, we mean our employees as well as our customers.

In each team you’ll find leaders who focus as much on people as they do on function. Here, anyone who is responsible for managing people is called a people leader, not a manager. That shows our commitment and focus on the development and engagement of the people who work here.

We call our Diversity & Inclusion plan iMatter – because that is our aim.  No matter who we are, where we are from, how we look, we all make a difference. You’ll find a mix of age, race and gender, where everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential. You’ll find a culture of openness, positivity and respect where everyone has a voice.

If you feel you have what it takes, Click Apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information on the role you can contact the recruitment team by email at [email protected]

By when?  Closing date is Wednesday the 29th of May 2024


Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.aib.ie.