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Cybersecurity Risk Manager



New Mexico, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

The Security Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) team collaborates with cross-functional teams (Engineering, Industry Relations, Security, Counsel, PMO and Product teams) to ensure Block products can launch anywhere in the world, while managing cybersecurity risk and maintaining compliance with industry, partner, and regulatory information security standards, requirements, and obligations. As a Cybersecurity Risk Manager, you will play a key role in the execution of Block’s Cybersecurity Risk Governance program which entails cybersecurity risk management, security issue governance, and common controls governance.

You will report to the Cybersecurity Risk Governance Lead and collaborate with teams across Block to operate the cybersecurity risk management program for all business units (BUs) in order to enable Block to take principled risks. This is a second line of defense role focused on cybersecurity risk management.

You will:

  • Lead ongoing and periodic risk assessment exercises, including deep-dive risk assessments into engineering design, implementation, and operation, implementation, and operation of complex products, services, infrastructure and architectures
  • Develop an approach to automate risk data and signal collection, enrichment, and translation from multiple disparate sources across Block
  • Collaborate with cross-functional 1st-line teams (engineering, product, others) to provide security risk analysis and consultation to integrate risk scenarios and treatment into product lifecycle
  • Develop periodic risk highlight reports for senior executives to aid awareness and risk-informed decision making
  • Work with stakeholders to manage the prioritization and execution of risk-reduction activities across BUs
  • Provide domain and subject matter expertise in partnership with engineering teams towards the creation of effective risk-related governance documentation
  • Influence and contribute to the evolution of the current risk management program
  • Improve and optimize existing risk assessment practices that monitor cybersecurity risks across all Business Units, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Develop and prepare risk and control metrics, reports & executive dashboards
  • Proactively work to balance the needs of the 1st-line business teams and the need for regulatory compliance
  • Drive risk mitigation and control improvement actions identified from various security and risk management initiatives
  • Support the maturation of various 2nd line of defense security functions
  • Work with stakeholders to conduct in-depth research on in-house systems, services, and infrastructure in order to provide accurate and objective risk management advisory
  • Support the creation of governance documentation and technical specification based on internal policies, procedures, best practices, standards, and frameworks to support risk management, compliance, and audit efforts
  • Partner with stakeholders in the development of relevant security governance processes based on sound risk assessment exercises
  • Support the adoption, evolution, and continuous improvement of a GRC program


You have:

  • 8+ years of experience in developing, managing & supporting Cybersecurity Risk programs for technology-focused companies
  • Strong technical background with deep knowledge of enterprise infrastructure, systems engineering, security infrastructure and controls
  • Experience in setting up and leading the implementation of information systems governance standards and frameworks, including automating GRC processes
  • Experience in integrating cybersecurity risk management and control frameworks
  • Experience working extensively with GRC solutions, tools, platforms and ERM processes
  • Familiarity with using data visualization tools with the ability to develop risk and control charts, dashboards, and reports
  • Experience with leading the implementation/adoption of industry security, audit, and privacy standards, frameworks, and regulations (e.g., NIST RMF, ISO27001, PCI DSS, GDPR, COBIT, AICPA Trust Principles (SOC 2/3), NIST CSF, CCPA, SCF)
  • Relevant Industry certifications (e.g., MoR, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CISM)

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $180,000 - USD $270,000
Zone B: USD $171,000 - USD $256,600
Zone C: USD $162,000 - USD $243,000
Zone D: USD $153,000 - USD $229,600

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.