KPMG has been acknowledged by Forrester as a leader in the provision of cyber security consultancy. We are investing to building out our financial services cyber consulting team to meet a growing demand and provide a comprehensive range of services to many of the largest financial services companies in the world.
We help out clients protect, detect and respond to high end cyber threats; helping them understand the cyber threat landscape, make sensible decisions on investment priorities, and build out the specialist capabilities they need to counter financial crime and other threats.
We believe that cyber security is about helping our clients to harness business opportunities safely and securely. For us, cyber security isn’t just a technical issue, it is one which engages the whole business and focusses on a holistic approach to understanding and mitigating the risk.
Our team works closely with KPMG’s broader advisory practice to link cyber security to risk management, operational resilience and IT transformation.
You will be working within the Infrastructure, Government and Health team helping both grow our business and deliver high quality advice to clients.
You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging engagements helping our clients to understand how to harness digital opportunities in a safe and secure manner. As a Security Architect you will be advising clients on managing security risks in cloud environments; assessing and advising on security architectures; delivering automation of security controls and risk reporting; implementing and integrating security into digital customer journeys.
Our clients are under regulatory scrutiny but are also continually battling to match a rapidly changing cyber threat landscape while harnessing the opportunities offered by digital services.
If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunity offered by the digital world, and do so in a secure way, then you are the type of person we are looking for.
Management and delivery of client engagements to ensure delivery, quality and value to our clients by:
- Understanding their business challenges and the threats they face
- Helping them navigate the increasingly complex cyber security environment
- Advising on digital and technical aspects of cyber security governance, frameworks and operating models
- Helping them optimise their approach to digital and technical cyber security controls and risk management
- Linking cyber security to other consultancy offerings on risk management, resilience and IT transformation to provide holistic support to our clients
- Being a trusted engagement manager and a role model for quality and risk management practices
- Developing an understanding of KPMG’s broader offerings to enable identification of business opportunities
- Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of KPMG
- Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
- Building out and maintaining a professional network
- Upholding KPMG’s values by acting with integrity
- Proven experience of understanding and managing aspects of cyber risk, including the assessment, analysis and reporting of cyber risk in a business context (essential)
- Proven knowledge and experience of delivering one of more of the following areas: security architecture (enterprise architecture, infrastructure or application architecture), cloud security (assessments, privacy and regulatory risks, security frameworks and controls) and DevSecOps.
- Proven experience of successfully managing cyber security services ensuring the delivery of high-quality work on time and to budget
- Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity, and inspire drive and resilience in others
- Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
- Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others
Qualifications and Skills:
- Recognised cyber security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, NCSC CCP, M. Inst IISP, etc.), or comparable experience (essential)
- Degree level qualified (preferable)
- Active security clearance (SC Level) (preferable)
- Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills (essential)
- Strong networking skills and a broad professional network (essential)
- Ability to interact with organisations at a senior levels (essential)