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EY InfoSec Security Consultant in Sydney, Australia

InfoSec Security Consultant

Core Business Services

Requisition # SYD003YB

Post Date Jan 13, 2020

Job summary

As a Security Consultant within EY’s internal Security Consulting and Assurance team, this individual will be a trusted advisor servicing projects and programs in the Asia Pacific region. Responsibilities will include: direct engagement in delivery on programs and projects, defining security architectures, providing security guidance, identifying and prioritizing security-related requirements, promoting secure-by-default designs and facilitating delivery of information security services throughout the system development life cycle (SDLC). The role will also direct technology teams in the implementation of appropriate risk treatment and mitigation options to address security vulnerabilities. Security Consultants are responsible for the translation of vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for communication to business stake holders.

Essential functions of the job

  • Define security architectures and provide pragmatic security guidance that balance business benefit and risks.

  • Engage technology teams in order to evaluate and prescribe security controls at all touchpoints throughout the technology architecture

  • Define security configuration standards for platforms and technologies

  • Provide knowledge sharing and technical assistance to other team members

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in responsible technologies and have deep technical understanding of responsible portfolios

  • Perform risk assessments of information systems and infrastructure

  • Maintain and enhance the Information Security risk assessment methodology

  • Develop appropriate risk treatment and mitigation options to address security risks identified during security review or audit

  • Translate technical vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for business units and recommend corrective actions to customers and project stake-holders

Knowledge and skills requirements

  • Strategic skills to analyze technology architectures and software solutions, identify security risk and prescribe mitigating security measures in accordance with the firms risk tolerance level.

  • Five or more years working experience with the architecture, design and engineering of web-based multi-tier information systems or network infrastructures

  • Experience with security architecture, design and assessment of accounting and auditing systems.

  • Ability to appropriately balance firm security needs with business impact & benefit

  • Ability to facilitate compromise to incrementally advance security strategy and objectives

  • An overall understanding of the business objectives of EY with an ability to build relationships with business partners and across EY IT

  • Ability to team well with others to facilitate and enhance the understanding & compliance to security policies

  • Experience facilitating meetings with multiple customers and technical staff, including building consensus and mediating compromise

  • High degree of tolerance for ambiguity

  • Experience conducting risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, vendor and third party risk assessments and recommending risk remediation strategies

  • Experience working with common information security standards, such as: ISO 27001/27002, NIST, PCI DSS, ITIL, COBIT

Job Requirements


  • An advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Required Experience

  • Five or more years of experience in security architecture, application security, networking, data center configuration, cloud technology, and the management of a significant Information Security risk functions

  • 8 or more years of experience in an Information Security or Information Technology discipline

  • Experience in the Agile development lifecycle

  • Experience in managing the communication of security findings and recommendations to IT project teams and management

  • Exceptional judgment, tact, and decision-making ability

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change

  • Outstanding management, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills

  • Strong English language skills are required

Desired Experience

  • Experience with cloud technology solutions, particularly MS Cloud, Alibaba cloud

  • Experience in technologies such as block chain, RPA, AI, etc.

  • Knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE)

Certification requirements

  • Candidates are preferred to hold or be actively pursuing related professional certifications within the GIAC family of certifications or CISSP, CISM or CISA

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service while allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.