Bank of the West Cybersecurity Analyst - Governance Risk and Compliance in Omaha, Nebraska

Cybersecurity Analyst - Governance Risk and Compliance


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Position Summary

The Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for performing audits of the Bank’s information security controls through desktop reviews and inspections of policies, audit reports, and evidence of security controls to validate operational effectiveness and identify gaps. Responsible for coordinating, developing, and managing controlling workflow activities and deadlines; maintaining, organizing, and gathering information. Collaborates with colleagues, management and business partners to identify risks within the Bank to enhance the security controls and protect Bank sensitive data.

This role:

  • Creates and manages the appropriate artifacts throughout the initiative lifecycle of Corporate Security’s efforts.

  • Ensures work effort dependencies, assumptions, risks and issues are defined, documented and communicated to the appropriate lead and/ stakeholder.

  • Conducts risk assessments to identify risks to security and business resiliency controls. Documents overall effectiveness of operational controls within the Bank.

  • Conducts audits of the Bank’s IT and Security controls to assess the effectiveness.

  • Reviews internal and external security and technical test reports (audit, vulnerability and penetration test results, business resiliency Plans, etc.) to validate the effectiveness of operational controls.




  • High School Diploma or GED Required

  • Bachelor's Degree Business, Computer Science, Information Assurance, Management Information Systems, Cybersecurity or related field

Work Experience

  • 1 - 5 years in Risk Management, Business Analytics, Information Security, IT Audit, or related field.

  • Prior Public Accounting or IT Internal Audit experience preferred


  • CISA, CISM, CRISC or CISSP certification(s) preferred or working toward one

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing, business requirement proposals, technical policies, and methodology documentation.

  • Sound interpersonal, negotiation, and influencing skills; ability to facilitate discussions around complex issues and bring them to resolution

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with thoroughness and attention to detail is highly desired.

  • Good understanding of industry practices and metric reporting fundamentals.

  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing security environment, prioritize deliverables and manage workflow.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make effective recommendations to management

  • Ability to optimize and condense information and transform data into easily understandable concepts.

  • Solid understanding of financial industry, risk management, and/or corporate security.

  • Basic technical skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project Knowledgeable in various cybersecurity areas such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT Architecture, Monitoring, Incident Response and Security Strategy, Physical Security and/or Business Resiliency.

  • Good knowledge of security controls for the handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, regulations and security compliance requirements affecting financial institutions (FFIEC/GLBA)

  • Familiar with assessment frameworks/standards (i.e. ISO/27000 Series, SSAE-18 and SOC 2, COBIT/SOX IT Control Testing, NIST, PCI-DSS)

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Security

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 042249