Grant Thornton LLP Cyber Risk Strategy Management Senior Associate in San Francisco, California94103

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Cyber Risk Strategy & Management Senior Associate POSITION SUMMARY: As part of the Business Advisory Services Practice, the Cyber Risk services team has organized its solutions around three core principles that provide Alignment, Integration and Managed Outcomes for security programs. Strategy solutions are part of the Alignment set of capabilities and support the development of frameworks, methodologies and intellectual property that encourages managing information risk across the enterprise thus enabling companies to leverage processes and programs that support more informed decision making. The Cyber Risk practice leverages Strategy solutions to support all of its Cyber Risk service offerings.

Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Strategy capabilities include building Intellectual property that can be leveraged across all of the Cyber Risk solutions such as benchmark data, security metrics, security frameworks, methodologies and maturity models. Strategy solutions will also include developing and delivering capabilities such as policies and procedures, governance, IT asset management, risk assessment, program maturity and other related services.

The Strategy solutions Senior Associate will be an important member leading client projects and staff to deliver quality in addressing client needs. The qualified applicant will be able to effectively and efficiently supervise teams of practitioners and apply Grant Thornton and Industry specific methodologies and Cyber Risk solution capabilities for clients across multiple industries and maturity levels.


· Assist with the development of sales opportunities

· Assist leadership with maintaining productive relationships with client management.

· Assist with the development of training, recruiting, and staffing programs, and/or other practice-wide needs.

· Develop long-term relationships and networks.

· Familiarity with Cyber Risk standards and models is preferred.

· Ability to communicate difficult subject matter in a clear and concise fashion is important.

· Ability to work with different delivery teams to support Strategy capabilities as part of larger projects is required.

· Ability to consider updated thinking to solve traditional security challenges is important.

· Experience with utilizing offshore teams is a plus

· Promote and implement procedures for use of specific technologies and protocols in the delivery of Strategy related solutions.

· Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence.

· Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered.

· Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and workplans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate.

· Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services.

· Work closely with Grant Thornton leadership to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.

· Other duties as assigned.


· 2 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function, servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field preferred; Equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience will be considered.

· Must have, or be willing and able to obtain, one or more of the following certifications: CISSP

· Two plus years of hands-on experience assisting clients address Cyber Risk challenges.

· Demonstrated working knowledge of various standards and guidelines that are applicable to security practices such as ISO, NIST, COBIT and others.

· Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Power Point.

· Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

· Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.

· Ability to think strategically

· Experience working with client’s to define their vision, strategy and business objectives

· Ability to understand regulatory impacts to client strategies

· Ability to integrate regulatory requirements into frameworks, methodologies and other Strategy related capabilities

· Ability to be a high-impact player on multiple engagements

· Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as necessary.


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Title: Cyber Risk Strategy Management Senior Associate

Location: CA-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 036196