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Cyber/IT Risk Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkWorking at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems.

The Bank believes in work flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Employees can expect to be in the office a couple of days per week as needed for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.

What we do:

The Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) supervises banks in the Second District. The objectives of supervision are to:

  • Evaluate and promote the overall safety and soundness of supervised institutions

  • Ensure supervised institutions’ compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including consumer protection

  • Facilitate the stability of the financial system of the United States

  • Support the growth and stability of the U.S. economy

Supervision is carried out through a combination of methods, including on-site and off-site examinations involving staff dedicated to the supervision of an individual firm and other professionals focused on analytical, policy and risk matters. Supervision is coordinated with other US agencies.

The Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee (LISCC) Program function is responsible for executing the LISCC supervisory program (covering Capital, Governance and Controls, Liquidity, Recovery and Resolution Planning, and Monitoring and Analysis) for domestic global systemically important banks (G-SIBs). This supervision is accomplished through close coordination and in partnership with LISCC Dedicated Supervisory Teams (LISCC - DST) assigned to supervise individual firms, other Group business leaders, as well as LISCC leadership at the Board of Governors and other Federal Reserve Banks.

Your role as Cyber / IT Risk Supervising Examiner:

  • Lead or participate in examinations and monitoring activities to determine the effectiveness of a firm’s IT and cybersecurity programs and validate remediation efforts of identified issues.

  • Prepare supervisory plans for relevant and effective risk-based supervision factoring in the size and complexity of the target firm.

  • Prepare informative, well supported supervisory products and work papers, effectively communicating complex and problematic supervisory findings, including required actions to senior management and board of directors.

  • Analyze IT and cybersecurity risk management programs and threat intelligence reports to determine risk and potential impact to the financial institutions and financial services industry.

  • Contribute to and lead System efforts and initiatives to develop effective supervisory policy and guidance, supervisory activities, and analysis and thought leadership.

  • Provide coaching, training, and mentoring of less experienced colleagues.

What we are looking for:

  • Direct work experience with auditing or risk management and information technology/cyber security controls. Advanced knowledge of common frameworks such as FFIEC, NIST, and ISO.

  • Industry recognized information security certification (e.g., CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP) or equivalent certification is desirable.

  • Experience working in regulatory/government agencies or financial services is ideal.

  • Critical thinking and decision-making abilities.

  • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication including strong presentation, and negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with all levels of management, boards of directors and other regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams with various stakeholders on assignments under tight deadlines.

  • Maintain ongoing awareness of current and emerging technologies.

  • Up to 25% overnight travel during the year. Travel may be to various locations throughout the U.S.

Salary Range: $180000- $229300 / year

We believe in transparency at the NY Fed. This salary range reflects a variety of skills and experiences candidates may bring to the job. We pay individuals along this range based on their unique backgrounds. Whether you’re stretching into the job or are a more seasoned candidate, we aim to pay competitively for your contributions.

Our Touchstone Behaviors—Communicate Authentically, Collaborate Inclusively, Drive Progress, Develop Others, and Take Ownership—help shape the culture of the Bank. They also provide a shared language for how we work together and achieve success, and they set clear expectations for leading with impact at every stage of your career with us. Learn more.


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)

  • Subsidized Public Transportation Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center

  • And more

Please note that the position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship and meet other eligibility requirements.

In addition, all candidates must undergo an enhanced background check, comply with all applicable information handling rules, and will be tested for all controlled substances prohibited by federal law, to include marijuana.

The New York Fed expects its employees to perform their duties with honesty, integrity, and impartiality, and without improper preferential treatment of any person. Learn more about our code of conduct and conflicts of interest rules.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, or military service.

We value accessibility for all candidates and are happy to provide an accommodation or assistance. Please email us at and we’ll be glad to help.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Information Technology

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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