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Bank Information Technology (BIT) Supervision

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BIT supervision encompasses a wide array of technology-related activities.

  • BIT Management is a critical component of an institution’s overall corporate governance.
  • Information Technology Risk Management includes emerging risks such as cybersecurity.
  • Information Security Risk Management ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data.
  • Business Continuity and Resilience focuses on technology and business operations.
  • Acquisition and Development includes project management processes and software development controls.
  • Technology Operations includes systems architecture and capacity management processes.
  • Third-Party Risk Management manages the outsourcing of information technology services.
  • Integrated Examinations focus on assessing information technology operations supporting specific business lines, including credit, capital markets, asset management, and other risk areas.

Opportunity: BIT Bank Examiner

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has opportunities for BIT Specialists in the Large Bank Supervision Department, the Midsize and Community Bank Supervision Department, and at OCC Headquarters in the Bank Supervision Policy Department. 

Large banks supervised by the OCC generally have assets of $50 billion to $3 trillion, with examination teams in cities across the country. 

Midsize and community banks have assets up to $50 billion and are supervised by examination teams in field offices across the country. 

The Bank Supervision Policy Department develops and issues guidance and supervisory policies to address sound practices, emerging risks, and compliance with laws and regulations. This department collaborates with the other federal banking agencies to develop consistent examination and supervisory guidelines and coordinates interagency oversight of significant technology service providers supporting the banking industry.

If you have expertise in technology-related activities, possess analytic skills, and communicate effectively, consider a career in BIT supervision with the OCC.

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