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Senior Associate - Business Information Security Officer - London

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Recruiter: PwC
Listed on: 7th September
Location: London
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Who we are

PwC is driving major change across information and cyber security by building a centralized model to provide security services across the entire member firm network. Mandated at the network level, Network Information Security (NIS) operates outside Information Technology (IT) and is responsible for this major program initiative, from definition of the security strategy to the execution of the global Cyber Readiness Program, moving from local to globally-provided services.

Our mission is to identify, control, and reduce the attack surface across the member firm network while increasing our adversaries' cost of attack.

In order to deliver the Cyber Readiness Program, the NIS team is structured into the following Pillars

   •   Information Security Risk and Compliance (ISRC)
   •   Chief Information Security Office (CISO)
   •   Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation and Transformation (SAEIT)
   •   Cyber Security Services
   •   Strategy and Alliances
   •   Chief of Staff

NIS is building the first global cyber security function at PwC. Our mission protects 223,000 PwC members across 157 member firms worldwide, as well as our global clients. If you are seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your cyber security skills through major change on a global scale, then NIS will empower you to do so.

The CISO pillar within NIS is responsible for the following services

   •   Engagement
   •   Governance
   •   Measurement
   •   Service Interface

If you love the business side of information security this is the place to be. Within CISO pillar we work closely with member firm stakeholders to understand their business model and roadmap for technology. In turn CISO pillar outline the roadmap for NIS and drive engagement and adoption of central security services in line with the PwC Cyber Readiness program. Management of relationships between NIS and the business is key to delivering the cyber readiness mission. Whether it be integrating solutions, driving operational processes or providing guidance back to NIS to further enhance our strategy, CISO pillar provide the engagement and personal touch to enable NIS to deliver maximum value to the customer, the PwC Network of firms.

Scope of Responsibility

The Business Information Security Officers (BISO) focus upon 4 core areas

  • Engagement
  • NIS Service Interface
  • Measurement
  • Governance

Each of these areas work together to successfully support member firm Information Security Officers (ISOs) and their staffs in the implementation of the PwC Information Security Policy (ISP).

Core skills within the BISO Services Team consist of

  • Conduct analysis of Line of Service needs in order to make appropriate decisions for the implementation of NIS global security strategy;
  • Engage with Line of Service stakeholders to assess security threats/vulnerabilities and manage business risk;
  • Facilitate line of service support from Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation, and Transformation (SAEIT) and Cyber Security Service Management throughout the NIS service lifecycle;
  • Assess service availability, adoption rates, and maturity to manage risk to business programs and processes;
  • Govern lines of service for compliance with PwC's Information Security Policy (ISP) and legal/regulatory frameworks; and
  • Engage with Global IT and Applications to review security controls against ISP.

Strategic and Technical Orientation

Individuals selected for this role are expected to have both extensive knowledge and managerial know-how related to the following aspects of the CISO pillar skills matrix

  • Experience managing multi-function relationships throughout major transformation;
  • Understanding of security technology;
  • Experience in a role balanced between business stakeholders and a central service organization;
  • Navigating a multifaceted, matrix organization; and
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skillsets.

Who we are looking for

  • 2 - 4 Years' of demonstrable professional roles involving information security, IT management and/or major program management

  • Analytical Inquisitive nature and intuition regarding what questions to ask, when, and their relative significance.

  • Technical Broad understanding of security technology.

  • Business High level understanding of PwC's business model, service offerings, and business operating environment as it pertains to the firm's threat landscape. Ability to frame threats and exposures in a business context recognized by non-technical staff and executives.

  • Domain landscape Knowledge of assurance and technical security principles

  • Communication Ability to leverage business communication skills to inform, persuade, and teach stakeholders across a global network of member firms' staff and leadership to enable effective information security activities and processes in line with the cyber readiness program

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The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.


Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

Contact Name: PwC
Reference: TJ/2347/42182BR
Job ID: 2852082

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