Consulting, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Splunk, Senior Associate

PwC - Vaughan, ON (30+ days ago)

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Managed Services

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. We play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

Work in a team delivering consulting services to high growth organizations with a diverse team of Associates, and create long term relationships at a senior client level
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls and related standards, and facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement products and services
Achieve expertise in a specialization and a strong reputation as a business advisor
Actively mentor and coach team members to their highest potential, create a learning environment through leadership & work closely with your team to exceed our client's expectations while identifying and mitigating business risks associated with projects
Contribute to the Security Service Defining their key risk indicator (metrics), key security performance indicators, and compliance metrics, while assisting with service catalogue management, and cyber threat intelligence advisory and research
SOC management and professional development of SOC personnel; Ensures that all SOC personnel issues are being addressed and makes senior management aware of any issues or problems; Ensures the various analysts are receiving development guidance in accordance with the practices and standards of the SOC
In charge of Security Information and Event Management Implementation: SIEM solution design, Implementation, Device integration, Content development, Project Management
SOC strategy and implementation: SOC strategy development, SOC people and process implementation, Developing SOC organizational interface processes and procedures, Ensuring SOC alignment with client’s IT service management, Assist the client with SOC strategic planning and process enhancements and Project Management
Contribute to the client’s SOC Service Process Improvement by: Developing performance metrics analysis and balanced scorecards, and Incident Response and Intelligence: Threat Intelligence collection and processing, CTI program development, Log collection, incident and threat detection, Defensive measure implementation, Threat and risk management, Reporting, and Project Management

An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.
Good knowledge and Experience with Splunk
A Bachelor's Degree is a relevant area of study with a preference for Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Minimum of 6 years in Information Technology, and 4 years in Information Security
Good understanding of System Development Lifecycle, and Server platforms (UNIX, Windows etc), Network, Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Regular Expression and PERL
Direct prior experience with either ArcSight, Q1 Labs, Nitro or RSA, and prior experience as a SOC Analyst, and good working knowledge of Linux system configuration, and knowledge of networking and security (TCP, SSL, authentication, Linux PAM, OpenSSL, Apache, RPM)
Industry certifications (CISSP/GIAC suite/EC-Council) are a strong asset
Experience with Java programming, building and maintaining Linux or BSD software package repositories such as deb/apt or RPM/yum preferred
Prior experience with managing Security Operations Center and Network architecture
Development experience on Unix Operating systems
Experience with SQL programming and development experience in Databases such DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SOAP & GWT
Working knowledge of complete Systems Development Life Cycles with hands on experience using a variety of development methodologies including agile (scrum a plus)
Experience and/or knowledge of security and privacy enhancing technologies such as identity management, application security and network security technologies
Proven ability to deliver the full cycle of project management accountabilities

Why you’ll love working for PwC

We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there’s something for everyone.

Leading benefits for our permanent staff include:
A competitive compensation package
Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions
Flexible working
PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit
Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program
Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
Health, wellness and fitness perks
Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work
Adoption/surrogacy benefits
Back-up child and elder care support
Career defining project work and international experience
Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to “Vantage” our digital learning system
Award winning programs including “Women in Leadership” and “Enhanced Pursuit Program”
A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations

See how you can create your future at PwC:

Applying to us:
We’ve embraced technology by using an innovative cloud-based online application platform for Administrative, Specialist, Associate and Senior Associate roles that includes on-demand video interviews. This platform provides you with a seamless, efficient and convenient application process, saving you time and giving you flexibility, and it’s configured for tablets, smartphones and laptops. Please be advised that we can only conduct video interviews in English or French. All communications will be in the language that you selected during application. For Manager positions and above, we set up pre-screen phone interviews.

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One of PwC Canada’s core values is care; care for our people, our communities and our clients. During these difficult times we’re continuing to reimagine the possible by moving to a virtual client service delivery model. We’ve adapted our hiring and onboarding process by introducing virtual interviews and ‘onboard from home’ as we strive to work together to achieve what matters most.

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