Director - Compliance, Investigations & Oversight (Cyber/Data Security Expertise) (New York)

Ankura in New York, NY

  • Industry: Defense/Security Clearance - Others
  • Type: Full Time
  • $103,230.00 - 187,860.00
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Director, Compliance, Investigations & Oversight (Cyber/Data Security Expertise)

Washington D.C.

New York, NY

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This position supports the National Security, Trade & Technology group within the Risk, Forensics & Compliance practice - one of six practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

National Security, Trade & Technology Solutions at Ankura:

Todays rapidly changing global political and economic environment is dramatically impacting the ways in which governments view their national security posture and trade and technology controls. As a result, the legal and regulatory landscape is dynamically evolving, with new and impactful security and compliance requirements and developments seemingly occurring every day. Ankuras national security, trade, & technology practice provides unrivaled subject matter expertise and tailored solutions to help companies, investors, organizations, and their counsel navigate this rapidly changing business and compliance environment in the following areas:

  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign direct investment controls
  • Technology and trade controls
  • US government contractor security and cyber controls
  • Supply chain and network integrity
  • Customs and tariffs

In each of these areas, the Ankura team helps organizations identify and reduce business risk; embed regulatory requirements in business systems and processes; facilitate data-driven program analytics and risk mitigation; assess, build, and enhance compliance programs and systems; and execute regulatory investigations, compliance reviews, audits, and monitorships.

The Ankura team combines the deep industry and regulatory expertise of former business executives, national security professionals, government regulators, prosecutors, in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, cyber and data security experts, and compliance professionals to provide customized solutions to particular client needs and circumstances. Through these diverse perspectives, Ankura understands both what government agencies care about and how complex organizations can effectively respond to national security concerns and an ever-changing geo-political and trade landscape.

Through trusted performance as advisors, leaders, monitors, and auditors, Ankura has a proven track record helping our clients in these arenas and has earned a reputation for credible independence, technical capability, and operational excellence.

About the Opportunity:

Ankura is looking for a technically expert, high initiative cyber and data security professional with 5+ years of experience to join its growing Risk and Compliance advisory practice and support its National Security, Trade & Technology consultancy. Each engagement in this issue space almost always includes information security control elements that require relevant technical subject matter expertise. Ideal candidates have experience and expertise securing, assessing, testing, and configuring cyber and data security in information technology networks for complex, global organizations.

Ankura provides the opportunity to work collaboratively on small, diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven, and successful individuals. Ankura is focused on hiring people whom will serve as the foundation of a growing firm dedicated to its people, culture, and delivering high quality service to our clients.

As a Director, you will be a key member of the client engagement team and provide subject matter expertise regarding information security and related risks and controls. You will be responsible for managing and performing substantive information security risk assessment, mitigation, and advisory projects and conveying your results to internal and external project leadership. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Evaluate and report on Cyber and Data security controls based upon recognized frameworks, regulations, and/or mitigation requirements such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, HIPAA Security Rule, PCI Data Security Standard, ISO Standards, National Security Agreements, etc.
  • Serve as team technical Subject Matter Expert regarding intersection of cyber- and data-security with national security, technology, export control, and supply and network integrity.
  • Develop a deep understanding of each clients organization, information, and controls environment to facilitate identifying, analyzing and addressing cyber- and data-related threats and risks.
  • Actively engage with, understand, and integrate learning from the most current best practices, thought literature, and public reporting regarding information technologies, security, and risk trends
  • Work with National Security, Trade & Technology leadership team to develop and execute on BD plans
  • Assist in creating reusable material for the practice with scalability of the team
  • Support multiple client engagements and manage project economics
  • Generate consistent, concise, accurate reporting throughout project lifecycles.
  • Develop, assess, and enhance information security policies and procedures and provide guidance to clients regarding best practices.
  • Develop prioritized information security project plans tailored to each engagement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in MIS, CIS, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or Mathematics
  • 5+ years experience assessing information systems against Security/Cybersecurity compliance standards and frameworks (ex. NIST, HIPAA, ISO, PCI, etc.)

Required Skills & Characteristics:

  • Functional understanding of Network Architecture, Design, and Security Best Practices
  • Ability to interact confidently with senior management, C-suite, and lawyers/partners
  • Proven ability to deliver solution strategies and implementations to clients
  • Highly motivated, willing to travel as required, and able to motivate others
  • Able to mentor and develop junior colleagues
  • Proficient with PC environments and related software, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in managing multiple projects in sometimes high-pressure situations simultaneously
  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time

R100461

About Us

Ankura is a specialized global expert services firm defined by HOW we solve challenges. Whether a client is facing an immediate business challenge, trying to increase the value of their company or protect against future risks, Ankura designs, develops, and executes tailored solutions by assembling the right combination of expertise. We build on this experience with every case, client, and situation, collaborating to create innovative, customized solutions, and strategies designed for todays ever?changing business environment. This gives our clients unparalleled insight and experience across a wide range of economic, governance, and regulatory challenges. At Ankura, we know that collaboration drives results.

Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.


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