As part of Accenture Strategy Security, I help clients identify risk areas within their organization, and develop security strategies and solutions that will enable them to better protect internal and client data. My specific area of focus is on cyber security, completing risk assessments and developing program enhancements and strategy. I’m positioned to work for clients across all industries, which will allow me to continue growing my business and industry expertise.
I recently joined the Accenture Strategy Security practice, after focusing on more technical implementation work within Accenture Operations. This transition has allowed me to combine my security specialization and strategic consulting experience to look holistically at our clients’ business. It’s rewarding to deliver insights that can help protect their entire organization, knowing they are anchored by Accenture’s deep technical knowledge and resources to actually implement the solution.
I typically work full-time on client site and one day a week remotely. When on client site, my team and I might talk with clients about their security concerns and work on solutions for them. I spend a lot of time on PowerPoint and Excel, building deliverables. I also meet regularly with my team, either in person, or via Skype, to talk about our projects and goals, or to discuss my career and professional growth.
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