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Privacy Consultant in Cyber Security - PwC

Locatie: Amsterdam

Job Description & Summary
As we aim to rapidly grow our Cyber Security, Forensics & Privacy practice, we are looking for experienced consultants who are passionate about how strategy and technology can improve the role of cyber security, privacy and data protection in our digital world.

Our Cyber Security, Forensics & Privacy practice (CF&P)

This team works on creating a more security society for major International and local organisations. Together with 150 professionals in the Netherlands you could work on leading and cutting edge projects covering the whole scope of Cyber Security from; From Ethical Hacking to Threat Detection and Forensic Research both preventing and solving cybercrime. Also covering Privacy, Compliance, Policy & Governance to Security Architecture and implementation, to Identity and Access Management.

If you want to deep dive into our CF&P practice, take a look at our different competence teams: .

You have at least 1 year of experience in IT Risk Management including experience in Cyber Security & Privacy, and hold a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, Statistics Mathematics, Regulatory Compliance, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and/or other business fields of study.

Other certification(s) that are preferred: Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications, or other related certifications.

You demonstrate some level of knowledge and/or proven success in a role that emphasizes technical knowledge of one or more of the following areas: Cyber Security and/or Privacy, IT Audit, IT Risk/Compliance Management, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas:

  • Technical and operational cyber security, privacy and/or IT risk knowledge;
  • Standard industry practices relating to the above areas in order to assist clients with assessing their posture and improving their program;
  • Fundamental knowledge of common cyber security, privacy or technology industry standards/ regulations (e.g. ISO 27001/27002, NIST 800 series, COBIT, PCI-DSS, ITIL, HIPAA / HITECH, EU Safe Harbor, CANSPAM), especially as it relates to building a program and/or managing internal controls, risk assessments, business process and internal IT control testing or operational auditing;
  • Exposure to the common issues facing clients who provide products and services in several sectors that include, but are not limited to, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Media and Entertainment, and Energy;
  • Interfacing with clients on control solutions;
  • Leading the planning and execution of projects in the following areas: cyber security, privacy, risk management, compliance, IT audit, and / or IT risk management;
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, such as cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics, is a plus. 

Demonstrates some level of abilities and/or proven success with leveraging creative thinking and problem solving skills, individual initiative, and utilizing MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), where necessary, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, in conjunction with the following:

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats including delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts; 
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data;
  • Prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor;
  • Creating and contributing to a positive working environment through managing workload and respecting the work-life quality of other team members;
  • Clarifying and understanding of team roles and responsibility and proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback;
  • Staying informed of industry specific trends and commitment to sharing knowledge with the team;
    - Utilizing available technical resources and tools to research and expand one's sphere of knowledge to enhance work product, and to remain up to date on client and firm hot topics, while sharing the knowledge amongst the team, where applicable.

You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards.

The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.

Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.
Boards of Directors and executive management recognize the ever increasing importance of effective risk management efforts in meeting their organization's strategic objectives.

PwC’s CF&P practice has developed a holistic approach to risk that protects businesses, facilitates strategic decision making and enhances efficiency. Our holistic approach is complimented by the extensive risk and controls technical knowledge and sector-specific experience our Risk Assurance professionals possess.

The end result is a risk solution that is tailored to meet the unique needs of a company.

Areas where our Risk Assurance practice can bring value to an organization include: 

  • Leveraging industry and technical expertise to assist management to address more effectively risks associated with their business;
  • Assisting management in the assessment of project risks and controls;
    Enhancing internal audit functions to further align to company strategy and risk;
  • Reducing company costs through strategic internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions;
  • Increasing value and reducing costs of compliance-related activities;
  • Identifying opportunities for companies to effectively mitigate risk and improve business performance;
  • Applying the concepts of Enterprise Risk Management to help companies identify, assess, mitigate and proactively consider emerging risks. 

Our team of professionals help clients develop a vision for their cyber security and privacy program, design and build a sustainable and agile program, operate aspects of the program and provide an independent review and assurance of their program to Management or 3rd party stakeholders.

The velocity and density of information in digital business has significant business benefits due to the insights it creates. However, it exposes new risks on how to protect this data and new privacy challenges to guide its appropriate use. Digital business requires a new view on security and privacy, one that is driven by the level of risk appetite and enablement of business and technology strategy. 

What do we offer
We offer you the unique opportunity to get to know the whole scope of PwC's Cyber Security, Forensics & Privacy practice. This way you will develop a strong network. We pay a lot of attention to your personal development by means of both, on the job as well as various soft-skill trainings.

When you start working at PwC, you can count on diverse clients, inspiring colleagues and attractive employment terms with attention for your growth and work-life balance.

Are you interested, do you recognize yourself in our purpose and values and do you fit in with the profile? Then upload your resume and motivation directly via the registration form below. We will be in touch within a week to report on your application's progress.


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Please send your application for Privacy Consultant in Cyber Security at PwC in Amsterdam including your resume and motivation via our website.

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13 maart 2019
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