Cyber Risk Senior Associate- Strategy

Grant Thornton LLP Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

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Cyber Risk Senior Associate, Strategy


As part of the Risk Advisory Practice, the Risk Technology services team supports all of the advisory functions that enable risk management solutions. Risk Technology solutions support Enterprise, Operational and Cyber risk solution capabilities with the development of technology frameworks, methodologies, intellectual property and technology platform implementation capabilities that drive efficiency and effectiveness resulting in better visibility into risks.

Grant Thornton's Risk Technology capabilities include assisting clients with the evaluation, planning, designing, building, operation, integration and maintenance of various technology platforms. Capabilities will also include developing integrated solutions to drive better analytics, reporting and monitoring of risks.

The Risk Technology solutions Senior Associate will be an important thought leader and integral member of the advisory management team. The qualified applicant will be able to effectively apply risk enablement approaches and configure automated tools for clients across multiple industries and maturity levels.


  • Participating in the solution development process and ensuring that customer requests and needs are represented within the product

  • Designing and deployment of enterprise software solutions, including on-site implementations

  • Assisting with performing technical and competitive analysis of RSA Archer solutions, including performance, debugging and other operational metrics.

  • Familiarity with risk standards and models is preferred.

  • Familiarity with Governance, Risk and Compliance platforms is preferred, especially RSA Archer

  • Familiarity with Security Analytics is a plus

  • Familiarity with Asset Management solutions is a plus

  • Familiarity with risk reporting and dashboard solutions, including Business Intelligence platforms, is a plus

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

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

  • Ability to consider non-traditional approaches to solve traditional security challenges is important.

  • Experience in offshore team- and capability-development is preferred.

  • 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.

  • 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 managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.


  • 3 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 minimally 1 years of related work experience with GRC platforms

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

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

  • Expert-level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word and Microsoft Power Point.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Ability to understand regulatory impacts to client strategies

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


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Cyber Risk Senior Associate- Strategy

Grant Thornton LLP