Title: Accenture Security Canada - Cyber Defense - Infrastructure Consultant
Travel: Travel Required
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Infrastructure Security professionals deliver various Security services to external clients. The services to be covered include the design, build, test, and deployment of Security Architectures and Security Products.
Why Accenture Security?
Serving as a trusted security partner for more than 20 years to more than 330 clients across ~70 countries, Accenture Security helps organizations build resilience from the inside out so they can operate and grow confidently in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our 5000 security professionals bring exceptional industry expertise to tailor intelligent security services to our clients’ unique businesses and industries. We provide a full spectrum of services – from security strategy development, to business transformation to managed security services – on demand and at a global scale.
Leveraging our global resources and next-generation technologies, we create an integrated, comprehensive program tailored to each organization’s specific business goals and industry. Recognizing that there is no finish line in securing enterprises, we are constantly collaborating at our global cyber labs and centers with our broad, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem of the best minds in security. Our focus on continuous innovation gives us a front lines perspective that ensures we are adapting to match the pace of security challenges.
Accenture’s unique ability to combine deep Security expertise across Strategy, Technology and Operations means that it is able to offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.
Accenture Security professionals:
- Are highly credible with the ability to engage on a broad C-suite agenda. Possess the personal and professional attributes necessary to guide senior leadership in the formulation of strategies that produce robust and dynamic protective security capabilities as well as enterprise resilience capabilities.
Possess deep industry expertise sufficient to not only understand the nuances of an industry, but also guide client executives in developing suitable strategies with limited capacity and ever-changing threat landscapes.
Understand current and future client needs in the context of the security marketplace as well as client industry dynamics and apply insights to recommend short/long-term value creation for clients that have the appropriate level of impact.
Demonstrate an ability to:
Understand business direction of companies and create optimized security strategies that meet business needs, seeking to balance defensive and responsive strategic elements.
Communicate complex technology concepts and terms to executive clients in business terms to support formulation of enterprise strategy formulation.
Advise on aligning and optimizing security operations to meet business objectives while maintaining identified compliance with legal, best-practice and regulatory requirements.
Produce risk-based strategies that maximize the effectiveness of finite financial resources in the face of ever-escalating cyber threats.
Perform as a Security Strategy Consulting Practitioner subject matter expert in at least one or more of the following seven key security domains:
Extended Ecosystem - articulating risks and exposures across 3rd parties, cloud providers, “shadow” IT, partners, and suppliers;
Governance and Leadership - reviewing and developing effective structures for communication and decision making across an organization;
Investment Efficiency - evaluating the effectiveness of client expenditures across the technology portfolio to ensure optimal balance between enablement and protection;
Business Exposure - identifying business exposures resulting from cyber-attack vectors (e.g. insider threat, competitive intelligence, supply chain, distribution, and materials security, etc.);
Resilience Readiness - evaluating an organization’s ability to respond transparently to interruptions resulting from cyber-attacks;
Cyber Response Readiness - reviewing an organization’s ability manage and respond to cyber-attacks from a business process and technical level, and across all levels of an organization (Exec MGT, legal, HR, IT, Security, Compliance, etc.);
Strategic Threat Context - understanding the myriad threat factors (geopolitical, competitive, criminal, and market threats) in conjunction with cyber-attack vectors used to disrupt business operations.
Infrastructure Security professionals provide:
- Implementation and integration of the corporate WAN, LAN and server architectures Implementation of infrastructure security hardware and software ;
- Perform analysis of network security needs that contribute to design, integration, and installation of hardware and software;
- Analyze, troubleshoot and offer solutions to network problems;
- Administer perimeter security systems such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems
- Participate on projects pre-sales activities and delivery;
- Participate in infrastructure and application project teams providing consultation on information security designs;
- Review and define requirements for information security solutions;
- Collaborate with delivery team members;
- Travel as required.