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PwC Cyber Defense Experienced Associate in Washington, District Of Columbia

Line of Service: Advisory

Specialty/Competency: Cybersecurity & Privacy

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career in our Cybersecurity, Privacy, & Forensics will provide you the opportunity to solve our clients most critical business and data protection related challenges. You will be part of a growing team driving strategic programs, data analytics, innovation, deals, cyber resilency, response, and technical implementation activities. You will have access to not only the top Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Forensics professionals at PwC, but at our clients and industry analysts across the globe. Our Cyber Defense team focuses on helping our clients design and implement an effective cybersecurity program and technologies that protect against threats, support business objectives, and enables growth. As businesses move to a digital world, more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers; to have business value, that data needs to be protected. You'll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing solutions focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats. In joining, you'll be a part of a team that values technical and business acumen and provides training and development to extend and develop your skills, while fostering a strong collaborative culture. You'll have the opportunity to help organisations design and create sustainable security solutions at enterprise scale, through a focused approach on enterprise requirements and prioritisation, information technology security architecture, and the software development lifecycle.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and provide evidence-based feedback in a timely and constructive manner.

  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.

  • Work with existing processes/systems whilst making constructive suggestions for improvements.

  • Validate data and analysis for accuracy and relevance.

  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.

  • Keep up-to-date with technical developments for business area.

  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in written form.

  • Seek opportunities to learn about other cultures and other parts of the business across the Network of PwC firms.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required : Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience : 1 year in cloud security, network security, security architecture, data security, and/or cyber defense

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study : Information CyberSecurity, Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates some knowledge and/or proven record of success in the following technologies/processes:

  • Cybersecurity and privacy principles;

  • Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies;

  • Laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy;

  • ISO 27001/2 Frameworks and NIST/CSA/CIS/COBIT Publications;

  • Database systems and data backup and recovery;

  • Information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption);

  • Cloud-based knowledge management technologies and concepts related to security, governance, procurement, and administration;

  • Systems security testing and evaluation methods;

  • Network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth); and,

  • Current industry methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating information technology (IT) security assessment, monitoring, detection, and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards-based concepts and capabilities.

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success to:

  • Develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities;

  • Translate data and test results into evaluative conclusions;

  • Function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and specialists - both internal and external to the organization-to leverage analytical and technical specialization;

  • Apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation);

  • Understand the basic concepts and issues related to cyber and its organizational impact;

  • Produce technical documentation;

  • Apply network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth);

  • Apply system design tools, methods, and techniques, including automated systems analysis and design tools;

  • Operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup);

  • Interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities;

  • Develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists;

  • Function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment;

  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by a system to determine the effectiveness of the controls; and,

  • Translate, track, and prioritize information needs and intelligence collection requirements across the extended enterprise.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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