Head of Cyber Resilience and Recovery

Our client is one of the six banks awarded the fully-digital license by the BSP last 2021.


• Own and lead the strategy and execution of all cyber resilience and recovery and related programs for UnionDigital Bank
• Manage and track multi-year project plans for large projects of varying scale related to cyber resilience and recovery. This leader is accountable and responsible for partnering with the overall UnionDigital Bank Continuity Management, IT, stakeholders, internal and external strategic partners to agree on schedules for the various projects for Business Continuity Planning, Incident Command Planning, and Disaster and Cyber Recovery. A project plan will include but is not limited to, well-defined scope, detailed schedule, project budget, revised forecast, resource plan, change management plan, and communication/stakeholder management plan
• Enhance cyber resiliency and recovery by ensuring UnionDigital Bank is prepared to respond during a crisis with appropriate command and control including both regional and national events. This includes working with senior leaders to ensure Execute Crisis Management protocols are in place and that they are activated appropriately. This role is also the champion of Cyber Resiliency and Recovery through regular communication channels and other related functions
• Lead the recovery from a major incident, physical or cyber disaster or crisis, this position is responsible for executing the strategies developed to avoid critical system outages, and be the conduit between Cyber and Enterprise Resiliency and Disaster Recovery
• Manage third party partners and providers to ensure that the we are not impacted by partner breaches and ensure cyber resilience and recovery with our partners providing our core services
• Single Point of Contact on Operational resiliency deliverables across the platform (various departments/stakeholders)
• Oversight and daily management of resiliency Testing (vendors, internal, BCP, active-active)
• Cyber and Operational resiliency credentials, controls, etc.
• Address tactical operations designed to enable the secure and efficient movement of UnionDigital’s customers, data, services, products, etc. and provide effective supply chain risk management, and promote engagement and awareness of associated issues
• Assist the UnionDigital Bank CISO in the creation and implementation of cyber security strategy across all lines of business
• Actively participate in the overall execution planning of the Security Tribe to identify and implement modern and effective security architectures, standards, and related tools & technologies
• Accountable for budgetary and strategic oversight for all elements of the Cyber GRC department, including technology licensing, associate compensation, contractor management and service provider contracts; lead budget planning for department during annual planning
• Work cross-functionally with corresponding team members from our product (mobile/app), platform (cloud), assurance (GRC), cyber resilience, and DevSecOps teams


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field preferred
• 10+ years of experience in cyber security
• 5+ years of experience leading cyber resilience and recovery
• 3+ years of experience of BC, DR in a banking / financial environment
• Proven experience should include success in multi-disciplinary leadership capability, ability to grow and develop high performance teams that are geographically dispersed within a matrixed organization, and a customer focus are desired.
• Demonstrated ability to determine the key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multidisciplinary perspectives.
• Demonstrated experience designing and implementing enterprise information technology security, demonstrating industry-leading security innovation skills and an eye towards understanding the threat environment from a cyber resilience and recovery posture
• Demonstrated experience with information disaster and cyber recovery planning and testing, auditing, risk analysis, business system resumption planning, and contingency planning.
• Proven experience interfacing with senior management level, with excellent written and verbal communications skills, and can communicate complex cyber recovery concepts in a business-relevant way
• Demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative analysis; have excellent skills in complex analytic problem solving, project management, change management, and group process. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation
• Display the ability to work in a fast-changing environment
• Be flexible, learning agile, drawing upon a broad range of technical and soft skills, and a willingness to go the distance for UnionDigital Bank
• Excellent listening skills, the ability to lead and inspire a team, excellent presentation skills and results-oriented leadership.
• Prioritize work while being analytical, a creative thinker, flexible, focused, and tenacious about getting things done
• Experience working in a regulated industry is highly desired
• Excellent skills effectively articulating security requirements, both in highly technical terms, and in business terms, using a balanced risk approach
• Experience managing security vendors and managed services providers
• Ability to lead through influence, including at executive levels
• Demonstrated leadership, team management, and decision-making skills

Until May 2022


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