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Data Privacy and Protection SME

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00139864 Full-time

Job Description

  • Flexible work arrangements to meet your needs 

  • Work with cutting-edge technologies. 

  • Be yourself at work 


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Our Cyber Security business is rapidly growing, and we are hiring mid to senior level security professionals within a range of disciplines to support our goal and mission in doing our part to secure the most critical systems and organisations for our way of life to thrive in Australia. 

Job Description

This role is aimed for a Data Privacy and Protection Security SME who will be instrumental in understanding a client’s current data security posture, identify relevant data security gaps and risks and be able to advise on and implement data security tools and apply data security concepts in mitigating data security risks. The Data Security engineer must have a good understanding of the various data security gaps and risks and advise on solutions to mitigate client concerns. An in-depth knowledge of the various security solutions and data security/data governance tools to meet the client’s objectives and desired outcomes is required. The candidate should have a solid technical proficiency to evaluate various methods of securing data to ensure architectural decisions made are robust and scalable. With extensive cyber security knowledge, the Data Security Engineer will perform detailed Data Security Risk Assessments and implement technical solutions to mitigate identified risks. The Data Security Engineer is required to work independently and in a group setting, to achieve the best outcome for clients and Accenture.

Skills Required:

Key technical skills expected:

  • Detailed knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and a good understanding of the various data security gaps and be able to advise on solutions to mitigate client concerns.

  • Support and validate the discovery of sensitive information residing within data repositories (e.g., GitHub, network drives, databases) across an organisation.

  • Ability to manage data security throughout its lifecycle from creation and storage to archiving and disposal.

  • Provide technical expertise in protecting sensitive information from inadvertent disclosure and exfiltration while in-transit and at-rest.

  • Develop and implement automated processes to align with corporate data policies.

  • Work with stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and security policies.

  • Assist in creating and maintaining technical documents, including policies, procedures, and standards.

  • Sourcing and implementing new security solutions to better protect the organisation.

  • Conducting proactive research to analyse security weaknesses and recommend appropriate strategies.

  • Liaising with vendors to implement security solutions.

  • Hands on experience and able to architect, set-up, implement and configure data security solutions and data security/data governance tools such as Securiti.AI, Thales CipherTrust, Microsoft Purview or any equivalent tool to meet the client’s objectives and desired outcomes.

  • In-depth understanding of data security controls (encryption, access controls, DLP, key management, secure configuration management) and data privacy concepts (consent management, privacy notices, Tokenisation, data cataloguing, obfuscation, masking, and data retention, archival)

  • In-depth Knowledge of processes related to data privacy and protection

  • Risk assessment knowledge against industry standards

  • A good understanding and application of cloud security concepts



  • Database access monitoring

  • Certifications in one or more of the following: CIPP, CIPT, CISSP, CISA, or Security+

  • Baseline Security Clearance or the ability to obtain security clearance.


Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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