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Data Security Consultant



Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Job Description

The work

As a Data Security Consultant at Accenture Security NL, you will advise our clients on how to secure their IT environments from a holistic perspective. Holistic in the sense that security consists of more than just the technology, but always relies on people and processes for success in keeping our client’s valuable data secure. Typically, that would look as follows;

  • People: You are the linking pin between the business, IT, and the security department and you make sure that the security measures that are being implemented, are also understood by the business.

  • Processes: Data Security have impact on existing security processes or might require new ones. You are able to define and discuss the processes required for efficient and effective security operations.

  • Technology: Data Security relies on techniques such as data obfuscation, hashing, encryption, etc. You must be able to understand these techniques and their purpose. But please note that in this role, it is not expected of you to do hands-on command line engineering knowledge.

  • Data Ownership: Client data is crucial for their business goals, the goals that we are trying to protect. You will drive security measures to protect this data and enable the business.

Who we are - Accenture Security

At Accenture Security, we lead the field with our holistic approach, working carefully with our clients to help them identify and address security challenges. The impact of our work reaches throughout the entire security lifecycle and across value chains, ultimately keeping businesses and end users protected all over the world.

In practice, that might mean deploying cutting-edge security systems, using AI to analyse security risks, or developing defence strategies based on a combination of technology and user behaviour. We aren't limited to a single set of tools to deliver security for our clients, so we take a proactive and creative approach to finding the best solution for every security problem.

You will be part of the Data & AI Security team that delivers security value for large and complex organizations. You are expected to demonstrate consulting experience through strong communication skills that speak to a diverse field of stakeholders, from stakeholders involved in IT/security operations to stakeholders accountable for high-level security objectives. Typical activities that you perform at our clients include:

  • Define and implement solutions in data security in order to secure structured and unstructured data;

  • Ensure Data Security solutions are properly adopted in the clients environments by keeping perspective of the people and process aspects;

  • Deliver Data security projects as part of a larger Accenture team;

  • Assess organisations’ existing Data Security posture and maturity, propose and be able to manage recommendations.