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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

Why join Accenture’s security practice?
Serving as a trusted security partner for more than 20 years to more than 330 clients across ~70 countries, Accenture’s security practice 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 can offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.

Our Strategy & Risk services help boards of directors and C-Suite-define security programs that enable them to grow and protect their business while remaining confident that they are fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities. This includes helping clients understand their current environment and strategic threats while developing roadmaps to close those gaps.

Job Description
Our security practice is currently looking for a National Cybersecurity Strategy & Risk lead to:
•    Develop the national practice and establish a center of excellence of processes and tools for various teams to use in order to execute on cybersecurity strategy and cyber risk management services
•    Develop, plan and lead large-scale strategy and risk services delivery and assessment efforts for clients across a broad range of industries
•    Lead and manage business development activities including origination, qualification, capture and relationship development
•    Lead development of written and oral client proposals
•    Lead, attract and retain multi-discipline, and multi-region teams 

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. 
•    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. 
•    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. 
 



Qualifications

Basic qualifications:
•    Minimum of 10 years of security strategy and risk management experience in one or more of the following:
-    Security governance (e.g. ISO 27001, ISO 31000, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and/or PCI, ISO27001,27002, COBIT)
-    Risk management frameworks (e.g. NIST 800-30)
-    Conducting security maturity assessments and diagnostics
-    Designing and implementing security operating models
•    Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to shape, sell, communicate, and implement security strategy engagements. 
•    Experience leading the business development and sales capture process with extensive leadership contacts
•    In possession of, or able to qualify for, Canadian security clearance 

Preferred Skills:
•    Minimum Bachelor’s degree 
•    Industry recognized Professional Security certification (CISSP/CISM)
•    Experience working for the Big 5 consulting firms is highly desired
•    PMP preferred
•    Ability to lead a team and counsel others is a must
 
Professional Skill Requirements
•    Ability to lead and manage dynamic multi-region teams 
•    Ability to attract, grow and retain talent 
•    Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment
•    Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
•    Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
•    Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
•    Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting

Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
At Accenture, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and embedded in our core values. We are committed to creating a workforce where our people can feel comfortable, be themselves and contribute. Like Canada itself, Accenture employees represent a tremendous variety of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, backgrounds and languages. We offer an inclusive environment regardless of personal characteristics such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability. 

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About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com. 

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Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs such as for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009 or send us an email.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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