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Technology Consulting - Cyber Security, Senior Associate/Associate

Location:  Kuala Lumpur
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  147446

Cyber security is one of the most important risks facing businesses today. Systems, applications, and processes are becoming increasingly interconnected and automated and many organizations are now reliant upon technology to drive business strategy and growth.

Our clients are turning to EY for help and guidance on how to protect their assets, minimize business disruption and improve security as they continue to exploit technology to transform their business


The opportunity

At EY, we are expanding our already market leading cyber security services. We need excellent people, across all grades, to join our team and be part of our exciting growth strategy. 


Your key responsibilities


As a Senior Associate, you will lead the cyber security engagements and projects for our client. They may include implementation of security solutions for our clients and support the clients in their desire to protect the business. You will belong to an international connected team of specialists helping our clients with their most complex information security needs and contributing toward their business resilience.

You will have a responsibility for:

  • Working across a portfolio of cyber engagements with our clients, reporting to a Manager or Senior Manager, responsible for the day to day completion of engagements and projects
  • Working with team members you will create high quality reports, ready for review by a Manager or Senior Manager
  • Where possible, you will identify opportunities for EY to assist our clients further and escalate these potential areas to the engagement manager
  • Working with the engagement manager you will assist with the planning and delivery phases of engagements
  • Contributing to the creation of proposals and marketing material


You will be responsible to deliver one or more of the below:

  • Perform security risk and controls assessments and/or penetration testing to evaluate and analyze threat, vulnerability, impact, risk and security issues to Business.
  • Assist client in evaluating, enhancing or developing, and managing their:  
  • Cybersecurity Management programs including technology controls, process controls, and governance, risk and compliance elements
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management programs
  • Data Protection and Privacy management programs
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management programs
  • Security Incident Detection and Response management programs
  • Identity and access management programs


You are expected to:

  • Consistently deliver quality client services and manage expectations of client service delivery.
  • Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business.
  • Demonstrate technical, risk capabilities and professional knowledge.
  • Remain current on new developments in consulting services capabilities and industry knowledge.




Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong drive to excel professionally, and to guide and motivate others
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Dedicated, innovative, resourceful, analytical and able to work under pressure
  • Foster an efficient, innovative and team-oriented work environment


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer/ electrical engineering, information technology or a related field
  • Minimum 1 year of recent relevant work experience in information security or information technology discipline, preferably in a technology consulting role with a leading management consultancy organization or professional services firm
  • Experience in client service delivery and be able to manage multiple engagement teams and projects
  • Related professional certifications such as CISSP, OSCP, CEH, CISM, etc.   


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Good project management skills
  • Experience in coaching and supervising junior team members
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, independent with good problem solving skills
  • Proactive, dedicated, innovative, resourceful, strong analytical and able to work under pressure
  • Analytical, Advanced report-written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment


What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.


What we offer

EY offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your work experience, where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements (FWA), where this may be needed, guided by our FWA Policy. Plus, we offer: 

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next. 
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way. 
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs. 
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs. 


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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