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Senior Cybersecurity and Information Technology Auditor

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.


Hybrid opportunity in Milwaukee, WI where you will be responsible for planning & performing a variety of technology & cybersecurity audits. Opportunity to audit new technologies, emerging risks while, providing advice and improving risk management processes. Audits and projects will encompass cybersecurity, information technology, and help with overall development of a cyber and technology audit framework while building relationships across the organization as well as with the Automation team.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Function as a member of the information technology & cybersecurity audit team, both as an individual contributor and in team environments where collaboration and adaptability are key.

  • Independently conducts detailed risk analysis, control identification and audit program development while also concluding on the effectiveness of controls and control gaps based on the results of testing.

  • Interprets and communicates the associated risks with IT systems and processes. Begins to develop a comprehensive view of risk, develops testing approach, and proposes solutions, while making appropriate recommendations for audit finding rankings.

  • Uses analytic technologies and data to deliver increased efficiency and deeper insights on risk assurance.

  • Responsible for conducting cybersecurity design and effectiveness audits of IT systems, cloud environment (AWS), and network infrastructure to ensure compliance with internal standards aligning with NIST 800-53 and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

  • Remains current on cybersecurity auditing practices, cyber emerging threats, industry regulatory changes, and internal company policy and process changes.

  • Opportunity to participate in annual paid training.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or another relevant field required

  • 5+ years of technology & cyber audit experience with a professional services firm, an internal audit group, or similar environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build relationships effectively at all levels within and outside the organization.

  • Understanding of IT audit standards and frameworks (e.g., COBIT, ISO/IEC 27002, NIST) and data security and privacy regulations (e.g., CCPA, HIPAA).

  • Knowledge and understanding of auditing IT applications, and infrastructure, cybersecurity, Active Directory, backup & recovery, data centers, mobile technologies, remote access, storage, operating systems, virtualization services, etc.).

  • Excellent project management and organization skills; ability to multitask.

  • Confidence when working with and challenging stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the regulatory environment for Financial Services industry is a plus.

  • Relevant professional certification (e.g., CISA, CIPP, CISSP, CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, CIA, CPA) or the desire to actively work towards one preferred.

  • General understanding of Model Audit Rule, SOX, or general controls; direct experience preferred.


Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, Educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off….and more!

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We a re an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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