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Cyber Security Consultant

Job Location: London, Manchester

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00643211


- Job description

Role: Cyber Security Consultant
 Group: Financial Services - Technology Advisory
Location: London (With 100% flexibility to travel)
Salary: £47,000 - £93,000+ 
 Date: 31/08/2019


About us


About the role

Accenture are recognised globally as a leader in innovation. Our FS Cyber team is uniquely positioned to provide end to end cyber security solutions for our clients. Our aim is to become the world leader in cyber security advisory for the financial services sector.

As part of our team you will provide services that combine cyber strategy, governance, technical and risk management expertise and will fall broadly within the following areas:

Cyber Security Strategy

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Information Risk Assurance
  • Architecture, Network and Application Security
  • Cyber Resilience and Incident Response
  • Identity and Access Management (Digital Identity)

This role would suit someone who is comfortable working across the cyber security spectrum and disciplines. We will offer you opportunities to develop your skills in different areas of cyber security.


About you

We are looking for talented individuals with passion for cyber security who understand what it means to be a trusted advisor to join our team. You need to be comfortable working independently with little supervision and have a strong desire to develop.


Skills & experience

Candidates are required to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Significant information security experience
  • Knowledge of information security frameworks (e.g. NIST, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, ITIL, COBIT etc)
  • Strong academic background such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals such as networks, operating systems and databases
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, the financial services sector
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of infrastructure and application security requirements and benchmarks (e.g. OWASP, CIS)
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment taking business problems, existing processes and technology and translate these into service and process requirements
  • The ability to manage multiple engagements, meet deadlines and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Strong understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals such as networks, operating systems and databases
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage business development / proposal efforts
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with client executive level
  • Thought leadership and the desire to be known as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more security topics
  • All candidates must be willing to offer full mobility (i.e. prepared to work away from home Monday to Friday as required)

Desirable skills

While not mandatory, the following skills are desirable:

  • Information Security certification such as CISSP, CISA or CISM that establishes credibility and capability in the Information Security market
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SABSA)
  • Any project or programme management certification (e.g. PRINCE2, PMI, MSP)
  • Experience working in a financial services organisation of any type
  • Knowledge of security technologies (e.g. AV, SIEM, IDM, IPS, F/W, SSO, DLP)
  • Knowledge of security assessment frameworks (e.g. threat modelling, controls assessment, risk assessment)


  • Support the delivery of Accenture's security offerings
  • Establish credibility with prospective clients by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of Information Security and identify opportunities for assistance
  • Business development responsibilities including origination, capture and relationship development
  • Developing and presenting at industry conferences as an expert in the Security field
  • Help customise Accenture's knowledge assets to support designs that are appropriate for each client
  • Develop information & cyber security strategies, roadmaps, business cases, and implementation and remediation plans
  • Contribute to the design and operation of related management and improvement activities to ensure conformance with client-specific security policies, postures, and preferences, industry standard methodologies, applicable laws and regulations
  • Provide thought leadership and direction for the Information Security practice
  • Help recruit, retain and develop the Information Security team by bringing superior leadership skills
  • Work either as senior subject matter experts in their field and/or manage teams in delivering client excellence


What’s in it for you?

All our Consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


Next Steps…

If this sounds like the role, career and company for you, click below to apply.



About Accenture


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 specialised 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. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at  


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 or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


If relocation is required to fulfil the role, the employee must consider their application as an

Employee Driven Transfer and they will therefore be personally responsible for any

immigration costs relating to their dependents (for the full policy please read the UKI

supplement of Policy 0044).


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 
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