Third-Party Information Security Assessor


Date: Feb 19, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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The Third-Party Information Security (TPIS) Assessor is responsible for scheduling, coordinating and maintaining quality of assessments for third parties that do business with New York Life.  This individual will also be involved in the issue management process and management of issues identified through these TPIS assessments.  In addition, this role will be supporting the implementation of a common and consistent Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) program to effectively manage third-party risk in accordance with internal policy and regulatory requirements. This role will report directly to the TPIS Assessment Manager.


Major Responsibilities:


Responsibilities include understanding the firm’s risk agenda, technology road map, and working with the enterprise wide Third-Party Management Office (TPMO), lines-of-business Relationship Owners, Information Security Officers and third-parties to efficiently accomplish the following:


  • Schedule, coordinate and review security assessments of new and existing service providers
  • Identify security issues and define appropriate risk levels and corrective actions
  • Report on assessment outcomes, risk level and associated recommendations
  • Follow up on corrective action plans
  • Managing the retention of evidence identified and obtained during TPIS assessments
  • Provide third-party assessment and risk metrics on a regular basis
  • Contribute to the permanent improvement of the supplier risk management program (process, framework, indicators…)
  • Participate in the definition of roadmaps and manage accordingly
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required internal standards and regulations
  • Maintain broad knowledge of best practices and trends in the field of Information Security
  • Work as a member of the team, supporting necessary activities to ensure the success of the TPRM program as maybe delegated by the Head of TPRM




  • BA/BS required in Computer Information Systems, Business, Finance, or related field
  • More than 5 years of related experience
  • Understanding of key industry control frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, COSO, COBIT, ISO 27000, etc.).
  • High level knowledge and understanding of systems architecture, infrastructure, security and applications
  • Experience in reviewing Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports (e.g., SSAE16s)
  • Knowledge of various assessment types (e.g., Share Assessments for suppliers, self-assessments, audits, vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, third-party assurance)
  • Ability to manage a book of work and report on resourcing concerns
  • Experience in planning, organization and conducting Thirs Party Assessments and Review
  • Ability to understand risk action plans
  • Ability to collaborate with CMEs to solve complex problems





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