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Company: Cognizant
Location: Teaneck, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics


Information Security & Assurance (IS&A) is a global team that is responsible for ensuring all security risks pertaining to Corporate environment, business delivery and Client engagements are managed end to end. The team engages on a frequent basis with Corporate functions leaders, business leaders to identify, analyze and mitigate security risks. The team is also the primary touch point between the Corporate Security Group, Business teams and various Corporate Functions (CF) that enables the business, while supporting the business on Client security requirements and compliance.

Information Security & Assurance (IS&A) – Corporate Function is part Cognizant Chief Information Security officers' managing Information Security and Assessment for Cognizant's Corporate Function, its associated Systems and Processes.

As a Sr. Manager - Information Security & Assurance (IS&A), you will be part of Corporate Security Group leading IS&A Corporate Function (in US) and reporting to Head of IS&A [Corp. Functions] based in Europe and facilitate risk advisory, security requirements, information security reviews for Cognizant Corporate Functions.



  • Serve a single contributor for the responsibilities defined

  • Contribute in defining and designing in security program for all the Corporate Function including HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, etc.

  • Manage security and compliance risks in Corporate Functions and communicate with CF stakeholders/ teams to understand all critical security requirements and risk scenarios.

  • Engage in IS&A program for the key accounts: define control framework; identify and evaluate risks; understand business context and prepare reports and recommendations.

  • Utilize best practice standards such as ISO 27001, SOC, NIST, PCI

  • Ensure process adheres to legal & regulatory requirements as applicable to the scope of work.


  • Coordinate with Incident management team during incidents and support investigation of security breaches. Manage escalation and key stakeholder connect such as legal, privacy and investigations team.

  • Monitor compliance with annual Security Risk assessments in accordance with Global program and conduct related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with Privacy Officer and Legal Team members.

  • Oversee the external ISO 27001 audit and coordination with CS C&A (Certification and Attestation team)

  • Engage with different stakeholders: external auditors, customer visitor, business leaders and corporate teams, such as HR, legal, IT, etc.

  • Demonstrates proven knowledge of system security, controls or information security management environment based on the risks, specifically on the following information security domains:

    • Security Architecture and Strategy (Integrated Risk Management)

    • Data Leakage Prevention; Focus on Data Flow, Encryption

    • Large Complex Program Execution/Implementation

    • Security Function Design and Governance

    • Incident Management

    • Security Infrastructure

  • Prepare and implement effective security and compliance training to employees to ensure that any changes in regulations are communicated in a timely manner

  • Develop, maintain security management plan for the engagement and provide periodic updates to the management and business leaders on the compliance.

  • Develop and monitor security metrics for the engagement.

  • Review security exceptions for the engagement and identify risks

  • Monitor the risk mitigation plans

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jul 14 2020

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) 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 is ranked 194 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 or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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