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Vice President / Senior Vice President, Cyber Security APAC Network & Endpoint Security Operations Technical Lead, Global Information Security

Singapore, , Singapore

Job Description:

About Bank of America:

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Position Description

The Global Information Security (GIS) Cyber Security Defense (CSD) team protects Bank of America through maintaining and executing on multiple layers of defensive controls that provide an end-to-end view over all technology systems within the organization. The System Defense (SD) lead for Asia-Pacific will manage the division of GIS CSD which is tasked to mitigate incidents through proactive monitoring and improvements to the organization’s defensive posture, as well as conduct active response to threats aiming to impact endpoint, network, and application systems’ confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Bank of America's Cyber Security Operations team members in Asia-Pacific that specialize in Endpoint, Network and Application Security:
    • Oversee team’s daily operations in APAC
    • Outline direction, mentor staff, as well as acquire talent and resources as needed
    • Oversee security operations as well as provide direction, guidance and oversight to partners across Global Information Security
    • Identify technology and process improvements for implementation
    • Create a collaborative environment that allows for optimal growth, potential, and output of each staff member
  • Provide specific leadership and address direct management needs related to the team’s mission to provide the first line of defense for Bank of America’s global environment and defend against various cyber security threats including:
    • Denial of Service Attacks
    • Malware Attacks
    • Web Based Attacks
    • Remote Vulnerability Exploitations
  • Be a member of one or more of the aligned teams, which will require active participation that includes:
    • Building and tuning of detective and response capabilities
    • Investigating and disposition of alerts
    • Containment and remediation of identified threats
    • On-call responsibilities
  • Work closely with global cyber security threat owners to ensure alignment with expectations
  • Lead initiatives to ensure development and retention of high performing, innovative, and diverse Cyber Security professionals, specializing in technical operations teams performing zero tolerance risk management
  • Play major role in supervision of operational activity at each stage of the Cyber Security Operations workflow
  • As a key member of one of the Global Information Security Cyber Security Operations,  this role in APAC is also required to:
    • Be directly involved in Information Security Incidents as they occur
    • Coordinate and work collaboratively with global colleagues across the enterprise to resolve relevant issues
  • Ensure a culture of continuous improvement, transparency and drive
  • Lead on engagement with the wider security industry in Singapore in each area, building collaborative relationships with other major firms, Singapore's cybersecurity agencies and other regulatory agencies, and ensure strong relations with Industry Peers and Key Technology providers
  • Define and mange team budgets, location strategy, staffing and travel, while facilitating training and continuous learning opportunities with associated educational programs
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the Banks business and senior executives participating in Client events and showcasing the Bank’s regional and global cyber security capabilities

Key Requirements

  • 5+ years in Information Security, with past experience in network perimeter defense and/or malware investigation desirable
  • Experience in leading a team or managing various response teams
  • Excellent communications skills to enable rapport to be built with stakeholders and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage team caseload, development, projects and ad-hoc stakeholder requests
  • Ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical business owners
  • Ability to present both in the written form and orally and adapt communication style to an audience
  • Technical skills to allow a process to be followed methodically and systematically, as well as contribute to troubleshooting and process enhancement
  • An investigative mindset open to learning new skills and discovering how unfamiliar technology works
  • Report writing and basic project management skills
  • CompTIA A+ S+ N+, Cisco CCNA / CCNP, or relevant GIAC certifications preferred.
  • Responsive, reactive and proactive – able to switch mindset and wear many hats (e.g. investigator, manager, interviewer, troubleshooter) without impacting performance

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2 HARBOURFRONT PLACE, #02-01, Singapore, 098499