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Global Head of External CyberSecurity Engagement

 State Street

State Street

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The SVP, External Cybersecurity Engagement provides cybersecurity risk management and client engagement oversight to all State Street and legal entity businesses globally, sits within the first line of defense and reports into the Global Chief Information Security Officer. The SVP, External Cybersecurity Engagement will manage a team of cybersecurity experts focused on assessing cybersecurity risks associated with third party engagements and merger and acquisition activity. Additionally, the SVP will be responsible for helping to drive revenue retention and growth by overseeing all cybersecurity related client interactions. The interactions to include client due diligence efforts, client board presentations and the negotiation of contractual cybersecurity terms.

The SVP will be a strategic change agent that in addition to managing a team, will also be a thought leader in driving down cybersecurity risks associated with third party engagements and merger and acquisition activity, while also promoting our cybersecurity program to our business lines and client base. The SVP will be expected to manage in a collaborative manner while driving continuous improvement across all areas of responsibility. As a critical partner to the senior business leaders within the first line of defense, the incumbent must be skilled at influencing change to lead teams to better understand and manage the cybersecurity-risks related to third party engagements and merger and acquisition activity.

This role requires excellent communication and negotiation skills. The successful candidate must be able to engage with clients to strengthen their confidence in State Street’s cybersecurity program and come to agreement on cybersecurity related commitments. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to assess cybersecurity risks at third parties and negotiate appropriate cyber commitments to protect our data in their care.

Other Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner with senior leaders to enable informed risk decisions providing them all relevant content necessary to formulate a prioritized path forward.
  • Key contact to ensure cybersecurity practices are built into the business unit management of third party relationships.
  • Overseeing and actively managing cybersecurity related merger and acquisition risks in line with risk appetite through continuous business unit and IT engagement.
  • Work closely with global cybersecurity to integrate newly acquired systems, applications and staff into our established cybersecurity operations and controls framework.
  • Represent the Global Cyber Security organization to internal business leaders and external clients.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge related to security threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations.
  • Establish key relationships with business executives, third party management, client relations, global technology services, second line and third lines of defense teams.
  • Openly support the CISO, management team, and executive leadership.
  • Lead, develop and mentor a geographically dispersed global team based.


  • At least 10 years of progressive cybersecurity experience with 6+ years within financial services.
  • 3+ years of operationally focused cybersecurity practitioner.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with business leadership across enterprise projects.
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal at all levels of the internal organization and external client base.
  • Able to acquire, motivate, and attain top talent through networking and relationships while building talent pipelines.
  • Ability to manage matrix team environments both direct and indirect reporting lines onsite and remotely.
  • Demonstrate strategic and tactical thinking, along with decision-making skills and business acumen.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Information Assurance, or related technical field.
  • CISSP or CISM required.
  • CRISC, and/or CISA preferable, but not required.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

Why this role is important to us

Our technology function, Global Technology Services (GTS), is vital to State Street and is the key enabler for our business to deliver data and insights to our clients. We’re driving the company’s digital transformation and expanding business capabilities using industry best practices and advanced technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics process automation.

We offer a collaborative environment where technology skills and innovation are valued in a global organization. We’re looking for top technical talent to join our team and deliver creative technology solutions that help us become an end-to-end, next-generation financial services company.

Join us if you want to grow your technical skills, solve real problems and make your mark on our industry.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Salary Range:

$225,000 - $337,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.