Chief Information Security Office - Senior Associate
About the team
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.
About the role
The CISO Services Team is made up of 4 core areas:
- CISO Engagement
- NIS Service Interface
- CISO Measurement
- CISO 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 CISO Services Team consist of:
- Conduct analysis of member firm needs in order to make appropriate decisions for the implementation of NIS global security strategy;
- Engage with member firm stakeholders to assess security threats/vulnerabilities and manage business risk;
- Facilitate member firm 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 member firms 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.
Essential skills and experience
- 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.
- 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
Who we’re looking for
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.
Internal firm services
In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.
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.
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, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.