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Security Consulting Manager - Strategy and Risk

Job Location: Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario - Toronto, Quebec - Montreal

Regional Description: Canada

Job Number: 00566861

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- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.  People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.  Security professionals apply deep security skills to design, build and protect enterprise systems, applications, data, assets and people for Accenture and our clients.  


Job Description

Security and Risk professionals develop and deliver solutions that protect enterprise systems, applications and data by establishing policies, practices and tools that prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification or disruption. 


Strategy 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: 
    1. Understand business direction of companies and create optimized security strategies that meet business needs, seeking to balance defensive and responsive strategic elements. 
    2. Communicate complex technology concepts and terms to executive clients in business terms to support formulation of enterprise strategy formulation. 
    3. Advise on aligning and optimizing security operations to meet business objectives while maintaining identified compliance with legal, best-practice and regulatory requirements.
    4. 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: 
    1. Extended Ecosystem - articulating risks and exposures across 3rd parties, cloud providers, “shadow” IT, partners, and suppliers; 
    2. Governance and Leadership - reviewing and developing effective structures for communication and decision making across an organization; 
    3. Investment Efficiency - evaluating the effectiveness of client expenditures across the technology portfolio to ensure optimal balance between enablement and protection; 
    4. Business Exposure - identifying business exposures resulting from cyber-attack vectors (e.g. insider threat, competitive intelligence, supply chain, distribution, and materials security, etc.); 
    5. Resilience Readiness - evaluating an organization’s ability to respond transparently to interruptions resulting from cyber-attacks;
    6. 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.); 
    7. 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.


Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 8 years of security strategy experience in one or more of the following:
    1. Experience with security governance (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 31000, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and/or PCI, ISO27001,27002, COBIT)
    2. Risk management framework experience (e.g. NIST 800-30)
    3. Conducting security maturity assessments and diagnostics
    4. Designing and implementing a security operating model
  • Minimum of 1 years management consulting experience and/or internal consulting experience
  • Experienced in project management
  • Bachelor's degree with a post-grad certificate or advanced degree in computer science, engineering or business administration preferred
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA preferred
  • Successful track record in sales origination with an entrepreneurial mind-set; demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to shape, sell, communicate, and implement security strategy engagements. 
  • Be a natural leader with the ability to easily establish trust-based relationships; skilled in gaining valuable insights through collaboration and communication. 
  • Experienced leading, mentoring and developing people. 
  • Demonstrated work experience within data strategy, management and operational reporting and enabling technologies 
  • Have a deep intellectual capacity and relevant experience to develop creative and breakthrough solutions. 
  • Possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to understand complex issues with the ability to quickly absorb information and deploy conceptual and creative problem solving.
  • Demonstrate first class written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner. Own and develop our offerings and assets. 
  • Possess drive, determination and optimism with proven ability to adapt and remove obstacles to achieve results
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Office product suite 
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian 
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law. 

Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.        

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com



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