Job Description

Role Title : IT/OT Cybersecurity Strategy and Risk Consultant

Location : Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Strategy Definition

  • Develop IT/OT Cybersecurity strategies

  • Align IT/OT Cybersecurity objectives

  • Design IT/OT Cybersecurity operating models across people, process, and technology

  • Refine and consolidate IT/OT Governance, and Compliance models

  • Define IT/OT Cybersecurity transformation roadmaps

 Risk Management:

  • Effectively communicate IT/OT Cybersecurity risks and posture to senior management.

  • Develop IT/OT risk mitigation strategies to effectively manage risk in accordance with organizational risk appetite

  • Ensure that decisions relating to IT/OT Cybersecurity are based on sound risk management principles

  • Perform risk analysis whenever an application or system undergoes a major change

  • Provide input to the risk management framework and related documentation

  • Ensure IT/OT Cybersecurity risks are identified and managed appropriately through the organization's risk governance process.

  • Carry out a IT/OT Cybersecurity risk assessments

  • Work with others to implement and maintain a IT/OT Cybersecurity risk management program

  • Identify and assign individuals to specific roles associated with the execution of the Risk Management Framework

  • Establish a risk management strategy for the organization that includes a determination of risk tolerance

  • Conduct an initial risk assessment of stakeholder assets and update the risk assessment on an ongoing basis

  • Work with organizational officials to ensure continuous monitoring tool data provides situation awareness of risk levels

  • Use risk management related tools such as eGRC and monitoring tools to assess risks

  • Develop methods to effectively monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts.

  • Determine and document supply chain risks for critical system elements, where they exist.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven track in IT/OT Cybersecurity general management consulting with stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills.

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Flexibility to travel

  • Fluent in Arabic and English language

  • Ability to effectively communicate insights relating to an organization’s threat environment to improve its risk management posture.

  • Ability to work with the organization's leadership to provide a comprehensive, organization wide approach to address IT/OT Cybersecurity risk and compliance.

  • Ability to work with the organization's leadership to develop a risk management strategy to address IT/OT Cybersecurity related risks.

  • Ability to develop and maintain IT/OT Cybersecurity policies, standards and related documentations to support business strategy and maintain compliance with legislative, regulatory, and contractual obligations.

  • Ability to communicate technical and planning information at the same level as a stakeholder’s understanding.

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment, mitigation, and treatment methods.

  • Knowledge of relevant IT/OT Cybersecurity aspects of legislative and regulatory requirements, relating to ethics and privacy.

  • Knowledge of IT/OT Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities posed by new technologies and malicious actors.

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment, mitigation, and management methods.

  • Knowledge of Supervisory control and data acquisition system components.

  • Knowledge of ICS operating environments and functions.

  • Knowledge of ICS network architectures and communication protocols.

  • Knowledge of ICS devices and industrial programming languages.

  • Knowledge of intrusion detection methodologies and techniques for detecting ICS intrusions

  • Knowledge of the likely operational impact on an organization of IT/OT Cybersecurity breaches.

  • Knowledge of IT/OT Cybersecurity authentication, authorization, and access control methods.

  • Knowledge of vulnerabilities in applications and their likely impact.

  • Knowledge of national IT/OT Cybersecurity laws and regulations such as NCA ECC, OTCC, etc.

  • Knowledge of common information security standards, such as: IEC-62443, NERC-CIP, C2M2, ISO 27001/27002, NIST, , ITIL, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, information security or relevant.

  • 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity with at least 3+ years of proven experience on IT/OT cybersecurity

  • Should be Certified in CISM, CRISC, GICSP, or equal certifications

Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live 

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