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AVP, Information Security Operations

Rosemead, CA, USA Req #774
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Are you enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have a strong work ethic?   Would you like to work for a company that is ranked Top 20 on Forbes’ Best Banks in America 2020 list?  If yes, come join our team! At Cathay Bank – we strive to provide a caring culture that supports your aspirations and success.  We believe people are our most valuable asset and we proudly foster growth and development empowering you to achieve your professional goals. We have thrived for nearly 60 years and persevered through many economic cycles due to our team members’ drive and optimism. Together we can make a difference in the financial future of our communities.

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This position is responsible for the administration and oversight of Cathay Bank’s Information Security risk assessments, audits, and regulatory (FDIC, GLBA) compliance. This includes the review of industry framework controls and updating IS policies, procedures and standards. Position is responsible for auditing the Bank’s network, network-based systems, and data and to secure it in accordance with Bank, IT, and IS Policies.   


  1. Monitors compliance with security programs and protocols across all applicable endpoints, servers and network equipment.
  2. Assists in establishing procedures and policies for the IS analysts to assure complete and uninterrupted monitoring and reporting of all information security related activities appropriate to an institution of the Bank’s size and complexity. 
  3. Assures appropriate documentation of monitoring, scanning, and audit efforts and results; reports activities to appropriate management and Board committees as required by policy.
  4. Assists in the Banks’ periodic risk assessments of informational assets and related threats and controls in a manner consistent with regulatory expectations and guidelines.  
  5. Participates in the development of information security policies and procedures as they apply to Bank informational assets, networks and equipment. 
  6. Reports security violations to appropriate management and assists with incident response under the direction of the ISO and assures adequate documentation of all information security incidents and related incident responses. Acts as a liaison between Information Security and employees impacted by such security incidents. 
  7. Assists in establishing, planning and administering overall policies and goals for the system security requirements and baseline configurations.
  8. Participates in efforts to remediate audit and regulatory findings and recommendations.
  9. Gathers and analyzes performance and compliance data/metrics related to the Bank’s information security and information risk management standards.


  • Education: College degree in Information Technology or Information Security or equivalent
  • CRISC or similar risk certifications
  • CISA or similar audit certifications
  • CISSP or similar security certifications preferred
  • Experience: 3-5 years experience in Information Security Risk and/or Audit within the financial services industry. 
  • Skills/Ability: Proven ability to initiate and manage projects.
  • Strong documentation skills including Board and regulator presentations.
  • Must be on call 24/7 and available to respond to bank emergencies.

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Cathay Bank is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Bank’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Rosemead, CA, USA