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Business Information Security Officer (BISO) Lead, Banking and

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28 May 2024

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Business Information Security Officer (BISO) Lead, Cognizant Consulting

Banking and Financial Services

New Jersey


Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry–based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build, and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ–100, is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at .


Within Cognizant is Cognizant Consulting, a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. With over 6,000 consultants worldwide, Cognizant offers high–value consulting services that improve business performance and operational productivity, lower operational expenses and enhance overall performance. Clients draw upon our deep industry expertise, program and change management capabilities, and analytical objectivity to help improve business productivity, drive technology–enabled business transformation and increase shareholder value. We provide a number of Business/IT Consulting Services including Business Strategy, IT Strategy & Roadmap Development, Process Re–Engineering & Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Technology Selection, and Domain Solutions. The Cognizant Consulting team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner. And we're growing!

The Role

Our Banking and Financial Services Consulting Practice group is looking for a Business Information Security Office (BISO) Lead to join our journey. We're looking for someone who can mitigate and manage cyber security threats, ensure systems availability, and align with global regulatory risk and compliance requirements. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for managing systems and network complexity, and partnering with businesses for better technology delivery by providing advice on technology controls.

We are looking for a consultant to develop and implement Technology Controls and Information Security related policies, programs and tools. You will provide specialized expertise and guidance on assessing risks, identifying potential gaps and providing security solutions to mitigate risks and protect Cognizant.

We're looking for Consultants who can deliver within Cognizant's Five Pillars of Consulting: 1) Project Execution, 2) Expertise, 3) Business Development, 4) Practice Development, & 5) People Development. As a Consultant, this means creating high–quality client deliverables and taking ownership (with supervision) of producing client content and meeting client expectations; developing an expertise in your functional area, including obtaining certifications; contributing to Client Satisfaction and/or RFPs; supporting leadership and contributing to content development for service offerings; and participating in PeopleCare initiatives and exhibiting personal leadership at all times. In addition to enabling consulting excellence through the Five Pillars of Consulting, the specific requirements for this position are below.

Our solutions are in demand and we're passionate about making a difference. If you have experience with the above, are a selfless leader, and are committed to client–facing environment; if you want to grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you! Apply now!


Guide partners on a broad range of specific Technology Controls and Information Security programs, policies, standards and incidents.

Conduct risk assessment, required controls definition, control procedure appropriateness, vulnerability assessments and any other relevant areas.

Lead or contribute to the completion of risk and control design assessments for an assigned business application, business portfolio, and overall enterprise, as well as risk mitigation and remediation plans and remediation strategy.

Contribute to the definition, development, and oversight of a global security management strategy and framework.

Ensure technology, processes, and governance are in place to monitor, detect, prevent, and react to both current and emerging technology and security threats against the business.

Develop on–going technology risk reporting, monitoring key trends and defining metrics to regularly measure control effectiveness for own area.

Adhere to internal policies and procedures, technology control standards, and applicable regulatory guidelines.

Contribute to the review of internal processes and activities and assist in identifying potential opportunities for improvement.

Adhere to, advise, oversee, monitor and enforce enterprise frameworks and methodologies that relate to technology controls / information security activities.

Exercise responsibility for one or more components of a consulting engagement.

Support or drive data–driven identification and analysis of solution requirement.

Conduct workshops with clients to elicit requirements as the basis for creating business requirements documents and user stories.

These associates develop a profound understanding of the Cognizant way, productive project collaboration skills and practice deliverables, collegial support and information–sharing practices, and exquisite client sensibilities.


5 + years working in technology, consulting, professional services, or solution development within the Banking and Financial Services.

Masters or MBA Degree a plus.

Information Security Certification / Accreditation an asset.

Expert knowledge of IT security and risk disciplines and practices.

Advanced knowledge of of organization, technology controls, security and risk issues.

Demonstrated ability to participate in complex, comprehensive or large projects and initiatives.

Ability to serve as a lead expert resource in technology controls and information security for project teams, the business, organization and outside vendors.

Experience in working on complex multi–team projects using an onsite / offshore model.

Travel Required: Yes 20–50% on a needs–basis.

Onsite Requirements: Onsite and Remote on a needs basis of project.

Personal leadership and a desire to create a culture that enables exceptional outcomes.

The embodiment of Cognizant's Core Values of: Start with a point of view; Seek data, build knowledge; Always strive, never settle; Work as one; Create conditions for everyone to thrive; Do the right thing, the right way.

Work Authorization

Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H–1B, L–1B, L–1A, etc.)

Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) plan and contributions
  • Long–term/Short–term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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