Senior Cyber Security Analyst

Grant Thornton 7/31/2018 6:03:27 AM
JOB ID: 040068 Specialty:
Charlotte, North Carolina




Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Risk Advisory service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Role can be located in Charlotte or Raleigh, NC.

Cyber security practitioner with 3 to 5 years of information security experience to be a key part of the rapidly growing cyber service within Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Practice.
Performing cyber security assessments to detect and identify weaknesses in the security posture of an organization's information technology environment (platforms, applications, infrastructure, etc.);
Working knowledge of information security control frameworks including NIST Special Publications, ISO, FISMA, COBIT, etc.
Developing recommendations and action plans to reduce, mitigate, and/or remediate the impact of identified vulnerabilities.
Conducting vulnerability scans, evaluating results, and delivering comprehensive reports to communicate findings and impact to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Executing targeted attacks to simulate the methods and activities of a malicious attacker from both internal and external entry points.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.


Travel is required.
Vulnerability Assessments experience.
Penetration Testing experience.
Working knowledge of information security control frameworks including NIST Special Publications, ISO, FISMA, COBIT, etc.
Experience with Social engineering and phishing campaigns.
Wireless security experience.
Preferred certifications are as follows: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Security+.
Other desired technical skillsets include a combination of the following:
Network scanning, Mobile device security management, Security Authorization and Accreditation (SA&A), Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V), Privacy Impact Analysis, Cybersecurity strategy and governance assessments, Cybersecurity risk assessments, Cyber best practices and benchmarking, Vulnerability management, Disaster recovery and contingency planning, Compliance testing with regulatory requirements and industry frameworks, Security Test & Evaluation (ST&E).
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Requisition ID: 040068

Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, North Carolina