Bank of Montreal
The primary function of the head of IT Risk Management, Corporate Support Areas (ITRM CSAs) is to lead the Information Risk (IR) and Technology Risk Management CSAs, and Technology Operational Risk Management functions. This includes, but is not limited to, leadership of IR and IT CSAs across the enterprise and implementation of the Corporate Operational Risk Management Framework (ORMF) for IR and IT Risk. As the head of ITRM CSAs, this role leads the Technology Operational Risk function to support GITRM and technology for all operational risk categories.
Royal Bank of Canada
Tara led a global cross-functional IT Risk team to support the Wealth Management business segment. She worked with a team to implement several enterprise technology initiatives within Wealth Management to include identity and access management, data loss prevention, information security awareness training, and compliance to policy. She led the development and implementation of IT Risk strategy and associated work plans in support of a multi-year, strategic business program focused on redesigning Wealth Management globally.
Tara was originally hired to lead a team of Business Technology Risk Managers (BTRMs) to support Canadian Banking (TDCT) and TD Insurance. She transitioned to lead a team of BTRMs to support Canadian Banking, Canadian Auto Finance, Canadian Cards, North American Merchant Services, and Payment Card Industry initiatives across the enterprise. She was directly involved in significant mergers and acquisitions, including leading a team of BTRMs to support TD's multi-million dollar acquisitions to augment the cards business segment (specifically MBNA, TD Visa-Aeroplan, UGO, and Target).
Tara was a system developer responsible for building, installing and modifying the code for the Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) along with the testing of Mondex through a wireless connection.
nTT/Brookfield Global Asset Management
Tara was responsible to lead the project implementation for the Real Time Threat Management (RTM) - as - a -service - solution. This involved working with cross functional teams and third party companies to facilitate a seamless technology implementation. This included utlizing technology, risk, compliance and security expertise, along with strong executive acumen to ensure state of the art security alerting, monitoring and reporting was in place and support by a newly established 24 x 7 security operations centre.
Tara was responsible to develop the cyber security risk management and vulnerability management program. This included policy development in support of the University's Digital Security Program.