Information Security Consultant

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Date Posted: Sep 21, 2023

Location(s): Dubai, AE

Company: MetLife

Metlife, Inc (“Metlife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers .


Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Consultant Information Security is responsible under limited supervision, for the oversight and/or execution of MetLife's EMEA Information Security Program at large with key responsibilities at regional level in direct support of local country level teams.


Key Responsibilities:

The role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  1. Review and proofing of IT General Security Controls as part of existing governance processes, including:
    1. IT Control evidence testing and review for effectiveness against the MetLife internal framework of IT Controls and other external frameworks like PCI-DSS, NIST, etc.
    2. Elaboration of reports of known and newly detected deficiencies and gaps;
    3. Tracking and follow-up on remediation actions and plans completion.
  2. Support EMEA IT Risk Management program as needed, including:
    1. Work with country teams to properly classify and document IT self-identified risks and control gaps;
    2. Provide support to the EMEA IT Risk Management Program in order to ensure continuous adherence to company IT Risk Metrics in alignment with the overall MetLife risk appetite;
  3. Support other EMEA IT Risk & Security Programs as needed, including:
    1. PCI DSS Compliance program, where applicable
    2. IT 3rd Party Risk Assessment program
  4. Support the Identity and Access Management function, including:
    1. Guidance on IT Security Policies & Standards to business and IT teams;
    2. Ensure governance oversight over standard processes like recertification of accesses, securing elevated privileged accounts, remote access, and multi-factor authentication.
    3. Act as 1st responder on incidents related to Data Loss Prevention alerts and ensure appropriate support is provided to end users on the same.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

1. 5-7 years professional IT Risk and Information Security related experiences in Financial services.

2. Expertise and experiences in implementing & monitoring Information Security controls, practices and technology for multiple levels within an organization.

3. IT Risk Information Security Certification or similar preferred – e.g. CISA, CISM, CISSP, PCI-DSS ISA, PCIP;

4. Experience working with cloud based IAM systems, i.e. Azure AD, PING identity, or others IAM related tools like CyberArk is preferred.

5. Execution and Results oriented; Ability to transparently execute against plan.

6. Good English language skills both oral as well as written; Additional languages knowledge preferred.

7. Good analytical and report presentation skills. 

8. Ability to work independently with a structured approach.  Strong Excel, Powerpoint and Visio skills.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. . It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.






Business Category

GTO – Information Security Organization



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