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TIAA Lead Info Security Gov & Risk Specialist in Iselin, New Jersey

The Lead Information Security Governance & Risk Specialist oversees the identification and management of potential information security risks to the environment by utilizing control assessments, vendor due diligence and review remediation action plans to mitigate cybersecurity risks. This job manages projects and processes that identify potential future risks by assessing network traffic, following information security and risk industry trends and consistently monitoring different environments to minimize possible risk exposure for the organization.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversees the improvement of cyber engagement across the organization by providing cyber security inputs to appropriately secure technologies and strategic initiatives

  • Monitors cybersecurity risk assessments and maturity assessments to identify inherent risk and implemented security controls.

  • Drives relationships with technology and risk partners to create remediation action plans to mitigate cybersecurity risks and govern actions plans through to completion.

  • Develops reports and documents regarding potential risks in different environments based on research findings and industry trends.

  • Ensures control assessments are conducted to determine how prepared the current network resources are to protect from potential risks.

  • Evaluates Information Assurance safeguards and employs Computer Network Defense tools and approved practices to protect networks.

  • Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 5 Years Required; 7 Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience with developing and customizing a wide range of enterprise security configuration baselines

  • Experience in managing remediation activities within Cybersecurity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with CIS Benchmarks, DISA STIGs, SRGs, and has an awareness of the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) and Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE)

  • 1 year of direct experience leading teams in an agile environment

  • Experience in working with the NIST 800 Special Publication series and providing guidance for risk management and security control implementation, including 800-53 and others.

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Networking (including CISCO or Palo Alto); Operating Systems (including Windows Server, RedHat, or Linux); Cloud Services (including GCP, AWS, and Azure)

  • Ability to work independently to anticipate needs, support a changing landscape and willingness to act with minimal supervision

  • Knowledge of ServiceNow and Archer

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Base Pay Range: $104,400/yr. - $173,900/yr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

Company Overview

TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.