Information Risk Analyst

new jersey, New Jersey

A financial services firm is seeking an Information Risk Analyst to join their team in Jersey City, NJ.

Within this role, you will be responsible for performing risk assessments of applications, infrastructure, business and technology vendors against a defined risk framework.


  • Participate in and influence information risk assessment process improvement
  • Schedule and perform information risk assessments using the firm’s methodology; identify, document and communicate control deficiencies in business processes and technology systems
  • Partner with the business and technology to agree cybersecurity risk findings identified through the risk assessment new initiatives, and ad hoc processes
  • 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 risk issues in the firm’s designated risk register
  • Assist the business and technology groups through the firm’s process for policy exceptions and risk acceptance


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field
  • 5-7 years of risk assessment experience in one or more areas: application, infrastructure, vendor risk management
  • Proficiency with Information Risk Management best practices
  • Proven knowledge of technical infrastructure, networks, databases and systems and how they affect an organization’s 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent grammar and style skills; ability to adapt writing style for different audiences and media
  • Financial Services Industry experience a plus

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