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Technical Cyber Security Consultant - Assistant Manager

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID127904BR
Job TitleTechnical Cyber Security Consultant - Assistant Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationLeeds
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineRC Technology
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Technology - Our clients need to deal effectively with technology related risks and derive maximum value from data and documentation. Our specialists provide independent, jargon free advice and advanced technology capabilities to help our clients proactively manage their technology risks and use their data to its full potential.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
We have a fantastic opportunity for you to work at a world renowned professional services company. We are keen to recruit talented people who have the energy and drive to succeed in a dynamic and challenging environment and who have a passion for delivering excellent service and building strong relationships.

We believe we are market leaders in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and want to encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Take a look at our website with the link below to see “What Makes Us Different” http://www.kpmg.com/UK/en/about/WhatMakesUsDifferent/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The Team – National Markets Consulting
The Cyber team is an integral part of our rapidly growing National Markets Consulting practice. As a multi-disciplinary practice we deliver a comprehensive range of consulting services that our clients demand. Our Cyber specialists deliver a number of service lines to our clients, including:
- Data privacy
- Identity and access management
- Certification services
- Advice on the management of technology risk
- Cyber defence services and penetration testing
- Strategy and Security Transformation
- Cyber Maturity Assessment
- Business Resilience

The Role
Our core client base is predominantly within financial services and large corporates, but we are increasingly finding that our specialist skills are needed by firms in other industries like Health and Public Sector.
These clients need to deal effectively with their information security (and related) risks, to achieve maximum value from their technology, data and processes and our Cyber specialists provide independent, jargon-free advice to help them achieve this potential.

We also work closely with other consulting teams, for example technology risk specialists, digital experts and technology strategists to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice.
The team works in an agile and flexible manner, with plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. We are keen to support and develop our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

The Person
A successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Project management of small engagements and end-to-end and support on larger engagements to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to include: Scoping / Financial management / Engagement and risk management / Production and review of deliverables
- Delivery of penetration testing services to clients
- Maintaining a current view of the cyber threat, and being able to advise clients on the threat landscape and attacks which may be relevant to them
- Assessing client cyber-defence maturity and participating in security assessments
- Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge
- Supporting leadership of the team in the embedment of effective working practices
- Building and managing client relationships across a number of clients
- Actively identifying and progressing business development opportunities, as well as managing sales activities such as proposal development and assisting with client presentations
- Developing internal networks and maintaining relationships with colleagues across other teams within KPMG

Qualifications & Skills
We expect that you will have:
- Proven experience in an information security environment within professional services or an in-house information security function
- A broad understanding of the cyber security threat landscape and experience in developing tailored threat assessments for organisations across different industries.
- Proven ability to identify and assess complex information protection risks and controls
- Understanding of a wide range of information security and IT methodologies, principles, technologies and techniques
- Excellent communication skills and report writing skills
- Ability to develop excellent relationships both internally and with clients
- Capacity to deliver work within tight timescales to a high quality
- Degree level educated, MSc in Information Security, IT or relevant subject (preferred)
- Knowledge and experience of OWASP
- A genuine interest and desire to work in the information security field

It would also be useful (but not a deal-breaker) if you have:
- Recognised information security (e.g. CISM / CISSP) qualification, or working towards this qualification.
- Security assessment / red team certifications such as:
o CREST Registered Tester (CRT)
o Offensive Security Certified Specialist (OSCP)
o CREST Certified Tester App/Inf (CCT)
o CREST certified simulated attack specialist (CCSAS).
o CREST certified simulated attack specialist (CCSAM).
- Incident management or threat intelligence certifications such as:
o CREST certified incident manager (CCIM).
o GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
o Certified Threat Intelligence Manager (CCTIM)
- A current government security clearance (SC/DV) or willingness to acquire such a clearance will be seen as an advantage.

Additional Information
The role will be based at one of our regional offices (Leeds), but will include travel; candidates must have a willingness to travel frequently, both domestically and internationally on occasions, with the potential to be away from home for up to four days per week for set periods of time.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.


‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy


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