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Associate Director, Information Risk Assessment

Company: KPMG
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in todays most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. Its also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, its no wonder were consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If youre as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Information Risk Assessment to join our Digital Nexus technology organization. This role is opened internally in all US KPMG locations and the locations listed in this posting.


  • Contribute to the security strategy of the firm, including planning, execution and controlling responsibilities; Lead internal and leverage external resources to operate and enhance the firms software security and penetration testing program
  • Performance manager for a team of employees, some of which are performance managers and create development plans and raise the skill levels of the team
  • Develop and administer budget for projects and operational activities and perform software security assessments and penetration tests of high profile, large impact technology enabled projects (e.g. firm acquisitions, strategic growth initiatives), activities include facilitation of security testing and management of residual risk
  • Serve as escalation for software security and penetration testing team as it relates to security risks
  • Interact with project teams, KPMG partners and other senior members of the firm to advise and assist with compensating control alternatives where security requirements cannot be met; Act as the primary point of contact between IT project teams and the IT Security group to ensure that appropriate security resources are scheduled and that security-related project objectives and timelines are met
  • Liaise with IT and other representatives of assigned business functions to ensure that project pipelines are understood and that project priorities are reflected in IT Risk & Security's resource planning; Function as a subject matter professional in several IT security domains (e.g. access control, cryptography, and monitoring), continuously improve the security aspects of operating processes and function as the subject matter professional on penetration testing and threat modeling for systems and applications


    • Minimum eight years of Experience in IT security, performing IT security risk assessments
    • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university
    • Experience in information security risk assessments of high profile, large impact technology enabled projects
    • Prior knowledge in a supervisory role
    • Certifications requirement: CISSP. Other certifications of importance: CISM, CISA, CRISC, GWAPT, or GPEN
    • US Citizenship is required

      KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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