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Cyber Security (Senior-) Manager - Cyber Assurance team

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 20, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1401132

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The Opportunity

Our Assurance business offers a broad range of functional and cross-country services dedicated to providing high-value and trusted assurance services. Our financial services organization is the only one of the Big 4 companies with a functional and international specialization in the financial services sector. This is how we offer seamless, consistent, and high-quality services to our customers around the world.


Your Key Responsibilities

  • Interact directly with regulators and C-level contacts in business and technology as part of high-profile engagements.
  • Build up a team of cyber security professionals to support cyber risk and assurance activities
  • Lead largescale, international and complex (multilocation/multidisciplinary teams) cyber security engagements with a focus on:
    • Strategy and Governance
    • Security Engineering / Tooling
    • Data Engineering / Tooling
    • Cyber Security, Data Protection, Data Management Frameworks and Benchmarks
    • Risk Management:
      • Data Protection (including privacy, confidentiality
      • Data Management (governance, integrity, lineage
      • Cyber Risk Management
      • Third party cyber resilience
      • Cyber resilience
    • Cyber Assurance
    • Cloud Security and Cloud Engineering (DevOps-Secure Build Chain)
  • Actively drive go-to market strategy and execution including identification of sales opportunities, preparation of proposals for our international clients, and ongoing client interactions delivering best in class peer and market insights (international)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional EY teams to create strong ties, to raise awareness of the cyber security capabilities, and to seize cross-functional sales opportunities
  • Promote EY by routinely speaking at (and participating in) security conferences and professional meetings
  • Develop and update EY cyber security audit and assurance methodologies
  • Develop cyber security risk frameworks, based on industry best practices as well as international and applicable national standards


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Degree (Bachelor or Master) in Business Information Technology or computer science
  • 7-10 years proven experience in cyber and information security
  • Experience in working with Global / Complex organizations
  • Experience with cyber security frameworks (ISO, NIST, etc.), Cyber Risk Management and Data Risk Management
  • An understanding of security with a good overview of all aspects within security with regards to prevention, detection and response
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, team mentoring, client and project management
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and sales


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • One of Industry recognized certification in security and/or audit (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CEH, ISO Implementor or Auditor, etc.)
  • Experience in the Banking / Insurance Financial Services Sector
  • Financial Services Sector Regulatory experience (or knowledge thereof)


What we look for

  • Strong client services orientation and accustomed to taking an active role in executing engagements
  • A passion for assurance and cyber security topics
  • Potentially experience in leading and growing a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. German is a plus
  • Independent, solution-oriented and structured approach
  • Flexible, responsible, self-confident and driving personality


What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Possibility to lead and further build up a team of cyber security professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


The Exceptional EY Experience. It’s Yours to Build.

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EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people, and society and build trust in the capital markets.

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Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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