The IT Compliance Manager's role is to assess and oversee all technology-related compliance issues across the organization including information security, privacy, business continuity, identity management, user access and data integrity. This includes providing objective risk assessments of the company's compliance with regulatory, organizational and commercial requirements governing the organization's information technology systems.
The IT compliance manager will also direct the development and implementation of policies, procedures and controls to ensure that the organization's practices remain observant to all pertinent local, state/province/county and federal laws and industry standards. In this role, the IT compliance manager will be working directly with non-IT compliance professionals such as legal, internal audit and corporate compliance to ensure organizational alignment.
Determine and maintain an inventory of all regulatory, commercial and organizational technology compliance requirements.
Facilitate the creation and modification of all technology compliance policies.
Create an IT compliance risk assessment framework and periodically assess the regulatory, commercial and organizational, inherent and residual IT compliance risks.
Identify the associated IT compliance control gaps and oversee the documentation, implementation and testing of the entire IT compliance control portfolio.
Develop and direct IT compliance control monitoring programs to ensure IT compliance-related risks are managed to the appropriate level of acceptable residual risk.
Implement and maintain an IT compliance issue management tracking and resolution process that will address known issues, according to severity and potential impact to the organization.
Report the levels of IT compliance risk and control effectiveness to key stakeholders such as IT-business unit management, senior management, legal management, regulators, internal/external auditors, etc.
Coordinate audit-related tasks such as ensuring the readiness of IT managers and their organizations for audit testing and facilitating the timely resolution of any audit findings.
Assist business and IT managers with the acquisition of tools and expertise to assist with IT compliance-related projects and initiatives.
Create an IT compliance training and awareness program that periodically educates the requisite end-user community on the relevant IT compliance requirements, and certifies their adherence to the relevant IT compliance controls.
Regulatory Compliance Activities:
Work with corporate legal and compliance representatives to identify all related IT compliance requirements (i.e., security, user access, privacy, data integrity, etc.) associated with the laws and regulations within all relevant jurisdictions.
Ensure all related IT compliance policies are updated, based on any relevant regulatory changes or new laws.
Create a regulatory change management process that identifies and coordinates the modification of related technological functions, business processes and/or compliance controls.
Conduct necessary IT compliance control monitoring and testing activities to determine the effectiveness of the controls.
Remediate IT compliance control deficiencies.
Organizational Compliance Activities:
Work with IT and business representatives to identify the goals and objectives of the organization and translate them into IT compliance requirements such as IT security and user access policies and controls.
Evaluate any related external frameworks or standards (e.g., ITIL, COBIT, National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST], etc.) or internal standards (e.g., code of conduct and use) to determine the relevant IT compliance requirements and controls.
Identify any gaps between the desired level of compliance and the current level of maturity.
Implement the required IT compliance policies and controls to meet the desired level of compliance maturity reflected in a given standard or framework.
Oversee the monitoring and periodic testing of IT compliance controls to ensure ongoing adherence, with a given standard or framework.
Identify and resolve any issue of noncompliance, with a related standard or framework.
Proven experience developing and submitting IT audit and compliance reports to governing bodies, legal entities and/or external authorities.
Experience in planning, organizing and developing information technology policies, procedures and practices.
Strong communication skills (written and oral), particularly with government/legal agencies and external/internal auditors.
Demonstrated ability to apply IT-related knowledge and experience in solving compliance issues.
Excellent knowledge of technology environments, including information security, encryption methods and privacy-based solutions.
Ability to translate understanding of the organization's goals and objectives into compliance requirements.
IT Compliance, Regulatory, Organizational Compliance, NIST and/ or GDPR is preferred, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)