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Third Party Cybersecurity Risk Manager (Assessment)

Req #: 15463
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Category: Risk
Job Summary

Locations:  We are open to major cities with easily accessible airport access where we do not have a Crowe office location.


About the Risk Consulting Team:

Risk Consulting is organized by both industry specializations (financial services, healthcare, public sector and emerging industries) and solutions (anti-money laundering, regulatory & compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, IT assurance, emerging global solutions and third party risk). Risk Consulting provides governance, risk and compliance expertise to keep clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and standard methodologies.


Job Summary:

The position will be responsible for assessing, designing and implementing third party technology risk programs, from either an audit or a consultative point of view. Working within a Crowe team at a client site or third party site, the position would identify risks and gaps, and help the client design a strategy for remediation. Projects would be performed through interacting with the client’s IT and Business Unit leadership, as well as the client’s vendors, service providers, and partners. Specific projects may include:

  • Designing a Third Party Technology Risk program
  • Conducting a Third Party Technology Risk Assessment
  • Performing due diligence on an individual third party relationship
  • Performing a site visit to a third party facility
  • Assessing the technology risks associated with a new outsourcing relationship
  • Assessing cloud technologies such as Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted applications, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service deployments (IaaS)



The position would require the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or advanced degree with a concentration in: Data Analytics, Finance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Statistics/Mathematics is required
  • Information Technology and/or Cybersecurity background and/or experience, including 4-6 years IT experience with network, platform, and/or application technology
  • IT experience at a leading industry public company is preferred. This might include either auditing IT or being a member of an IT or Cybersecurity team
  • Experience managing a large team, in a fast paced environment
  • Any experience working with or assessing third party vendors is preferred but not required
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies and systems, especially through independent research and self-study
  • Background in Information Security and/or willingness to learn Information Security based on an IT foundation
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or willingness to obtain
  • This position requires national travel
  • Any knowledge of security areas such as auditing, policy, database security, firewall design and implementation, risk analysis, identity management, access management, or web services is preferred
  • The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently is required.
  • Ability to communicate technical information verbally and through written documentation
  • Ability to manage project schedules and client expectations
  • Ability to travel an average of 30%-50% per year


Our Benefits:

At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package.


How You Can Grow:

We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and aspirations.



More About Crowe Horwath:

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.






Company Overview

Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

At Crowe Horwath LLP, you have the opportunity to deliver creative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are recognized for their expertise and understanding of process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their dedication to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our dedication to career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing!



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