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Digital McKinsey - Cyber Security Expert - North America
Who you’ll work with

You’ll be based in North America, working with our Business Technology group. Cyber Security Experts are stationed in North and South America to ensure cyber resiliency at the national level.

Business Technology (BT) is a functional practice within McKinsey. It is comprised of nearly 800 McKinsey consultants globally who help clients think strategically about how to use technology to create fundamental business change – from formulating technology-driven growth strategies to enabling more efficient operations through the use of technology.

As a part of BT, you will work with clients in a wide range of sectors and industries. Some BT consultants work exclusively within BT while others mix their business-technology focus with broader consulting work (e.g., operations, organization, strategy, corporate finance, marketing and sales, etc.).

What you’ll do

The Cyber Security Expert is both a thought leader and skilled practitioner with deep subject knowledge and expertise.

You will 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.

You will contribute to research, knowledge development, and publications to provide clients insights on cutting edge IT security. A Cyber Security Expert will be expected to help grow the cyber security practice across North and South America through thought leadership and entrepreneurialism.

  • History of strong academic performance, advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-7+ years of experience in operational cyber security, with demonstrated passion for the topic
  • 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
  • Strong client service orientation and ability to be credible with senior clients in this area
  • 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
  • High level of commitment, energy and creativity to meet demanding deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel on up to a weekly basis
  • Skilled communicator, proficient with cyber security language and terms
  • Prior work experience serving CIOs, CROs, and CISOs as a cyber security consultant

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