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Business Technology – Cyber Security Expert – North America



McKinsey’s Business Technology Office is seeking a Cyber Security Expert with distinctive expertise and operational experience in cyber security to help serve our clients on their cyber agendas and build our cyber security practice. Our clients are the global leaders across the public and private sectors facing increasing cyber security challenges.
Detailed Description
We are focused on advising our clients to mitigate the likelihood and severity of cyber attacks by helping them understand threats to their organization, evaluating risk and enhancing cyber resiliency. Additionally, we counsel technology firms and investors on their strategy for the IT security products and service markets. Finally, we counsel government entities on methods to ensure cyber resiliency at the national level.
The Cyber Security Expert is both a thought leader and skilled practitioner with deep subject knowledge and expertise. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have prior work experience in enterprise cyber security functions, cyber security providers, government security or intelligence agencies, or security consulting.
Examples of the type of work associated with this role could include:
  • Support CIO, COO, CRO, CISO and senior level executives to understand business risks and vulnerabilities, prioritize information assets and build cyber security roadmaps for client organizations
  • Build deep client relationships across the public and private sectors in order to frame the cyber discussion
  • Contribute to research, knowledge development and publications, codifying individual and institutional knowledge to provide clients with industry insights and cutting edge expertise on cyber security
  • Help grow the cyber security practice across North and South America through thought leadership and entrepreneurialism
Desired Skills
  • 5-7+ years of experience in operational cyber security, with demonstrated passion for the topic
  • Technical depth and expertise for cyber security technologies
  • Deep perspective on cyber threats to private and public sector organizations
  • Knowledge on standard and advanced defense & remediation techniques and processes
  • Understanding of how cyber operations are run in the public sector and government (and the overlap between public and private sector organizations on the topic
  • Creative, entrepreneurial mindset, execution orientation, and the ability and energy to manage multiple initiatives with limited oversight
  • Strong analytical skills, including structure problem solving, quantitative analysis
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to be credible with senior clients in this area
  • High level of commitment, energy and creativity to meet demanding deadlines
Preferred but not required:
  • Broad network of cyber practitioners, experts and CISO’s
  • Prior work experience serving CIOs, CROs, and CISOs as a cyber security consultant
  • Prior work experience as CISO or in the office of CISO
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