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Cyber Defence Manager

KPMG Australia - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive services across a wide range of industries and sectors. Our people collaborate, share their expertise and create innovation as we partner with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change, drive disruption and growth. We welcome talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our firm and our communities.

KPMG's Cyber Defence practice is a national team of highly niche and passionate cyber security specialists who assist their clients solve their most challenging cyber security technology issues. With a huge variety in work content, the team is continually provided with opportunities to learn new technologies and systems and apply their skills in unique ways to solve complex security issues and help our client’s become more resilient to cyber threats.

This role, based in Brisbane, will support the growth of our Cyber Defence practice nationally including the regional clients. The role will allow career advancement through development of core technical skills as well as core consulting skills including stakeholder management, practice development and people development.

If you are an experienced red team assessment/ penetration testing manager who has demonstrated ability to deliver technical cyber security subject matter and advice, the business acumen to grow the Cyber Defence practice but most of all, the passion to help our clients, industries and communities become more cyber secure, then we are keen to talk to you.

Your Opportunity

You will be responsible for managing and executing technical security engagements for KPMG's external clients. This will include penetration tests, red team assessments, application security assessments and cloud security assessment. You will also provide subject matter input into a variety of cyber security engagements, jointly developing solutions for our clients’ unique and many a times highly complex problems. You will work closely with the client teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality engagements as well as improving engagement management processes within the team.

You will have very strong awareness of Information Security technical skills and practical experience in delivery assessments. You will be a strong communicator and be comfortable with writing, reviewing and delivering reports and outcomes to senior client stakeholders and technical staff. You will represent KPMG's cyber defence capability within the market and engage with our global team.

  • Manage technical engagements including Red Team Assessments, Penetration Testing, Application Security Assessments and a range of contemporary and cutting-edge technologies
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert level input into Cyber Security Advisory engagements such as secure architecture assessments
  • Prepare Statement of Works (SOWs), proposals, RFQ responses, client deliverable reports, engagement status updates and other client communications as they relate to client and market needs
  • Support business development activities including client relationship development, coordinating and participating in industry forums and local networking
  • Managing engagement delivery including managing financial, risk and reporting processes
  • Coaching and developing junior staff members
  • Stay up to date on current information security trends around attack and defence, improving existing workplans / processes as necessary to uplift service offerings

How are you Extraordinary?

At KPMG, we believe diversity of thought, background and unique experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities.

To be considered for this opportunity, your qualifications, skills & experience could include
  • Relevant experience in security testing across one or more the following areas
    • Red Teaming
    • Web Application
    • Infrastructure (Windows and Linux)
    • Mobile Application
    • Strong understanding of fundamental computing concepts
    • Strong experience in report writing
    • Strong experience in communication to both business and technical stakeholders
    • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) or equivalent (Must have one of these)

Preferred Certifications
  • (Lead) CREST Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) or equivalent
  • (Lead) CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester (CCT-Inf) or equivalent
  • (Specialist) CREST certified simulated attack specialist (CCSAS) or equivalent
  • (Specialist) Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) or equivalent
  • CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Tester (CRT)

The KPMG Difference

At KPMG, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ages, religions, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, those with a disability, women and people with a cultural or linguistically diverse background.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

KPMG has a decade-long, proud commitment to Indigenous Australia, as demonstrated by the achievement of an Elevate level Reconciliation Action Plan. KPMG is a foundation member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity started in Australia by ACON and the Diversity Council of Australia, and is recognised in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) which evaluates LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness in the workplace. KPMG Australia has been consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) annual index.

Flexibility empowers wellbeing

Flexibility enables contribution to the community

Flexibility inspires technology & innovation

Flexibility supports family

Make KPMG the clear choice for your career and be Extraordinary!