Cybersecurity and Privacy - Cybersecurity and Privacy Generalist - Senior Associate
Toronto, ON, CA
5d ago
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Cybersecurity & Privacy

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.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to :

Work collaboratively as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.

Support the Managers and Senior Managers to further PwC's credibility and relationships with existing clients

Liaise with client project teams to set and manage client expectations throughout each engagement.

Drive project execution by drafting deliverables that meet with PwC's quality standards within agreed-upon delivery timelines.

Demonstrate technical and industry knowledge to analyze a situation to build list of probable alternatives, their outcomes and assist in determining the optimum way forward

Support growth of Intellectual Property of the firm by driving the development of toolkits, methodologies and accelerators.

Assist in writing proposals, letters of engagement and statements of work


Bachelor or Master's Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering or Business.

Technical designations such as CISSP, CRISC, CISA preferred

Working knowledge of cyber risk management frameworks such as those published by leading organizations (e.g. ISO, NIST, ISF etc.)

Good blend of business and technical capabilities to support the resolution of current cyber risk issues

Good team player who is able to train and coach associates and peers on technical as well as business skills

Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills.

Strong presentation and report writing skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

Ability to develop and manage mid-level relationships.

Strong facilitation and delivery skills.

An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.

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
  • Technical Requirements

    6 years experience :

    Performing current state assessments by conducting interviews with Information security Subject matter experts (SMEs)

    Reviewing process documentation, artifacts and supplemental information (Internal Audit deficiencies, control testing and past assessment results)

    Developing technical assessment write ups based on interview discussions and artifact reviews

    Formulating risk-based recommendations based on gaps / findings in the current state of the IS capabilities

    Defining KPI / KRIs for IS processes and aligned operational metrics / data sources

    Develop Information security Policies, procedures, guidelines and baselines based on applicable regulations and leading industry practices

    Assisting in the development and maintenance of cyber risk strategies, identifying cyber risks, maintaining cyber risk registers, cyber risk management and reporting frameworks.

    Supporting cyber threat modelling and business impact analyses to ensure cyber assets are adequately protected with proper cybersecurity measures and controls.


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    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

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