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PwC Cybersecurity, Privacy and Forensics - Privacy - Associate in Washington, District Of Columbia

Specialty/Competency: Cybersecurity & Privacy

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

A career in our Cybersecurity, Privacy and 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 Privacy team focuses on helping our clients implement an effective privacy programme that supports global, federal, and state regulations, enables an organization's data strategy and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. You'll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on privacy, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing privacy technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their ability to respond to individual rights requests in a systematic manner.

Our team helps organisations safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) by identifying, prioritising, and protecting sensitive or high value business assets. In joining, you’ll focus on conducting privacy, security, and identity theft prevention assessments to build a privacy roadmap for our clients that can be integrated into a global privacy compliance and risk framework.

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(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success building data trust by solving complex privacy and information governance issues through developing and implementing privacy and risk strategies to assist clients across all industries with the following capabilities:

  • Understanding and applying technical and operational industry leading practices involving privacy regulations/standards to assist clients with assessing their privacy and data trust posture and improving and operating their program;

  • Understanding of common privacy industry standards and regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PIPEDA, HIPAA / HITECH, COPPA, U.S. State Breach Disclosure Laws, CANSPAM, GLBA,) and industry frameworks (e.g., NIST, GAPP, ISO);

  • Possessing knowledge of common privacy-related issues clients face across all industries; and,

  • Possessing knowledge of privacy and data protection technologies and other emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics is advantageous.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success of consulting, implementing, or supporting projects in the following types of privacy related areas:

  • Understanding the enhancement of data privacy programs governance strategies and program deployment and operation;

  • Managing privacy and information governance policy and notice management;

  • Assessing the privacy impact, risk, and gap assessments;

  • Understanding the data lifecycle inventories and data flows;

  • Managing the individual rights processing;

  • Leading consent management;

  • Creating privacy incident response plans;

  • Assessing third party risk for privacy and information governance;

  • Managing cross-border data transfer strategies;

  • Investigating responses to data privacy and security incidents with regulatory agencies;

  • Complying with and understanding reputational risk mitigation, emphasizing US and international Privacy, Data Protection and Information laws and understanding the privacy risks impacting a particular industry; and,

  • Understanding privacy controls development and monitoring.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success leveraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and individual initiative concurrently with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) to accomplish the following results:

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats, e.g. delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts;

  • Demonstrating aptitude for conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data;

  • Creating high-quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language;

  • Building relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services;

  • Approaching client in an organized manner; and,

  • Delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and, communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more:

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

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