Cybersecurity Risk Senior Manager (Hybrid - 3 Days in Office)

Freddie Mac



McLean, VA

Why you should apply for a job to Freddie Mac:

  • 56% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 89% would recommend this company to other women
  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    *Our Impact:

    Our third party cyber/privacy risk management team embedded within the business provides proactive and reactive measures to manage cyber threats and crises effectively, by monitoring analyzing, identifying, and reporting risks on business operations, data integrity and divisional reputation, and then activating incident response plans as appropriate.

    Your Impact:

    • Effective incident response engagement, efforts

    • Effective vulnerability management, threat intelligence, analysis and risk assessment

    • Implement and execute comprehensive information security strategies and protocols.

    • Effective leadership, ownership, risk management and collaboration across the board

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess and mitigate risks.

    • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and best practices.

    • Investigate technological operational events and incidents.

    • Conduct regular risk analysis, assessments, and audits to identify vulnerabilities and gaps in existing third-party security risk and controls, and develop remediation plans as needed.

    • Provide support to the team and leadership.

    • Foster a culture of information security awareness and accountability.

    • Collaborate effectively with partners, stakeholders, and the team.


    • Minimum 10 years of experience working in and/or with information security, technology, threat intelligence, vulnerability management, Cybersecurity tools and technologies, and cyber risk with a focus on the financial services industry, preferably in the mortgage sector.

    • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Cyber Security, Information Technology, or a related field; advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience.

    • Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CRISC) preferred, with knowledge of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity framework.

    • Solid understanding of cybersecurity principles, practices, and technologies, including network security, endpoint protection, encryption, and identity and access management.

    • Knowledge of security policy/ manuals and other guiding policy documents

    • Understanding of the primary and secondary mortgage business, including regulatory requirements, privacy protocols and industry standards (e.g., Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CFPB).

    • Perform analysis of third-party Cyber Security, Privacy review findings

    • Perform a security risk impact analysis and ensure security control accuracy and completeness.

    • Proven record of managing team, performance, and priorities

    • Proven record of accomplishment of implementing and executing risk strategies and protocols in sophisticated, highly regulated environments.

    • Superb interpersonal presentation, communication skills, both written and verbal

    Keys to Success in this Role:

    • Strong collaboration, communication skills with the ability to build connections, relationships across the organization, result driven and effective.

    • Highly motivated and energetic self-starter with solid organizational and time management skills

    • Execution focused with proven initiative and personal accountability, and ownership.

    • Critical thinking skills with a problem-solving mentality

    • Strong coaching and mentoring skills

    • Thinking and acting strategically

    • Ability to manage priorities.

    • Have passion for driving business, culture, and technology change in dynamic and complex operating environments.

    Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

    Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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    Time-type:Full time

    FLSA Status:Exempt

    Freddie Mac offers a comprehensive total rewards package to include competitive compensation and market-leading benefit programs. Information on these benefit programs is available on our Careers site.

    This position has an annualized market-based salary range of $162,000 - $244,000 and is eligible to participate in the annual incentive program. The final salary offered will generally fall within this range and is dependent on various factors including but not limited to the responsibilities of the position, experience, skill set, internal pay equity and other relevant qualifications of the applicant.

    Why you should apply for a job to Freddie Mac:

  • 56% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 89% would recommend this company to other women
  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.