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Cyber Defence Security Consultant

Job Location: London

Job Number: 00371183


- Job description

Role:  Cyber Defence Security Consultant
Location:  London
Travel:  60-80%
Salary: £32,500 -£61,000 + Benefits
Closing Date of Application: 31/08/2017
If you join Accenture you can make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative and global work environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.  With Accenture’s integrated global organisation, resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results.
All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development.  You will have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in Cyber Security. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career.  In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.
Accenture Security is one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions.
The Cyber Defence offering transforms clients to a proactive approach that builds resilience immediately into their traditional networks and endpoints (including the cloud, mobile devices and the internet of things). With advanced innovations and proven risk management models, we help clients make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed.
The Cyber Defence Consultant provides advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their Information Security posture to respond to the rapidly evolving Cyber Security threats.  You will provide information security subject matter expertise and utilise your business acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to advise, design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions.
Services include:
  • Attack surface reduction
  • Security transformation
  • Advanced threat services
  • Breach readiness and response.
 Some of the interesting aspects of your role include:
Working with truly global organisations and the related complexity of their cyber security requirements by delivering innovative world-leading solutions at scale;  
  • Working in a multi-disciplined team of Strategy, Digital and Technology professionals to bring the best of Accenture to our clients;
  • Working with and often managing a multi-shore delivery team to provide cost-effective consulting services;
  • Collaborating with peers worldwide to develop Accenture’s knowledge assets to deliver the best solution for each client;
  • Designing pragmatic but effective cyber security defences for our clients.
 Key Responsibilities:
  • Includes delivery of operational security analytics solutions with real-time detection of external and insider threats and compromised user accounts.
  • Delivers hunting capabilities that identify existing compromises before they propagate into damaging events.
  • Offers advice and practical assistance on information security challenges throughout the organisation;
  • Support front line defence of networks, protecting information from unauthorised access and violations.
  • Carry out tests on systems to expose weaknesses in security.
  • Manages project delivery and provides thought leadership to our clients.   
Required Skills:
  • Previous full-time work experience in information security management and/or related functions (such as Cyber Security Knowledge and skills, Big data processing and analytics, Cloud computing architecture, infrastructure and solution design);
  • A background in technical IT roles and excellent software development skills.
  • Experience in identifying active threats and working with real-time detection of external and insider threats and compromised user accounts.
  • Security Certifications and understanding of current industry best practices are highly desirable.

As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.
Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels, Analyst, Consultant, Manager and Senior Manager.
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below 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 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture Equal Opportunities Statement
Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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