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Threat Intelligence Assistant Manager

Date: May 29, 2019

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID144991BR
Job TitleThreat Intelligence Assistant Manager
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LineQRM
Service Line InformationQuality and Risk Management are the responsibility of each partner and employee. This responsibility includes the need to understand and adhere to member firm policies and associated procedures in carrying out their day-to-day activities. UK Quality & Risk Management teams help to set, implement and enforce policies and procedures designed to help to enable KPMG UK and its personnel to achieve the following key objectives: (i) oversee and monitor service quality, (ii) protect the brand and reputation of KPMG, (iii) comply with laws, (iv) regulations and professional standards, and (v) minimize the risk of financial claims against KPMG UK.

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
The role holder will be a key person in the Information Assurance team, providing cyber and information security threat intelligence to strengthen KPMG UK’s situational awareness about current and emerging threats, supporting information risk-related decisions and activities. The role holder will have responsibility for the development and delivery of a threat intelligence capability which is insightful, contextual and actionable.


CISO/Head of Information Assurance
Business and functional managers across the firm
Chief Information Officer, Technology Information Security Officer and the IT security community in the firm


Threat intelligence
- Key member of the second line of defence threat intelligence team
- Collect, process and analyse threat information
- Manage the relationship with any external providers of threat intelligence
- Communicate threat intelligence to relevant stakeholders to support evidence-based decision making
- Support the firm’s mission to build client trust and confidence with regard to information security generally and threat intelligence specifically
- Stay abreast of industry best practice in relation to threat intelligence

- Support the development of the UK firm’s information security policies, to ensure threat intelligence is reflected in policy controls
- Promote good information security practice and standards across the firm
- Risk management
- Support the management of the threat event catalogue used in the Information Risk Management framework
- Foster an environment that drives appropriate information risk control behaviour, including early anticipation, identification and mitigation of information risk, escalating issues in line with the Information Risk Management Framework.

Awareness and collaboration
- Establish strong relationships with business and functional teams
- Establish effective relationships with IT service providers and other relevant stakeholders
- Build on and preserve the firm’s reputation with clients, with regard to information security


Technical knowledge and qualifications
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience of information security with some experience in a specific threat intelligence capacity
- Sound knowledge of threat intelligence sources and analysis methodologies
- Sound knowledge of information security standards (e.g. Cyber Essentials, ISF Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Top 20 Controls)
- Good understanding of privacy requirements (including GDPR)
- Sound working knowledge of the IT security aspects of IT infrastructure (network and servers) and services, including Cloud computing
- Security certifications preferred

Leadership skills
- Ability to deal with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external, in a confident and assured manner
- Ability to prioritize and manage a complex workload, including multiple tasks

Analytical skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Proven ability to identify and articulate information security requirements, risks and issues, and to make clear decisions and recommendations
- Ability to understand business drivers and risk appetite and to align threat intelligence accordingly

Personal qualities
- A good team player, with the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Strong integrity, independence and resilience
- Attention to detail

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