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Cyber Risk Senior Manager - Financial Services

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Cyber Risk Senior Manager - Financial Services

KPMG has been acknowledged by Forrester as a leader in the provision of cyber security consultancy. We are investing to building out our financial services cyber consulting team to meet a growing demand and provide a comprehensive range of services to many of the largest companies in the world.

We help out clients protect, detect and respond to high end cyber threats; helping them understand the cyber threat landscape, make sensible decisions on investment priorities, and build out the specialist capabilities they need to counter financial crime and other threats.

We believe that cyber security is about helping our clients to harness business opportunities safely and securely. For us, cyber security isn't just a technical issue, it is one which engages the whole business and focusses on a holistic approach to understanding and mitigating the risk.

Our team works closely with KPMG's broader advisory practice to link cyber security to financial crime and risk management, operational resilience and IT transformation.

The Role

You will be a Senior Manager within the Cyber Risk team helping both grow our business and also ensure our teams are able to deliver high quality advice to clients. You should expect to be involved in a wide range of challenging engagements, ranging from major executive level cyber exercises and threat reviews, through optimisation of client security controls and cyber security programmes, to providing specialist support on issues such as privacy, identity and access management.

Our clients are under regulatory scrutiny, but are also continually battling to match a rapidly changing cyber crime threat while harnessing the opportunities offered by digital services.

As a senior manager in our team, we expect you to understand the world of financial services, and to be able to translate complex cyber security issues into straightforward, credible, jargon free advice to our clients; while making sure we can deliver the support they require.

If you are able to help our clients seize the opportunity offered by the digital world, and do so in secure way, then you are the type of person we are looking for.


Management and delivery of challenging, complex client engagements to ensure delivery, quality and value to our clients by:
  • Understanding their business challenges and the threats they face
  • Helping them navigate the increasingly complex cyber security regulatory environment
  • Advising on cyber security governance, frameworks and operating models
  • Helping them optimise their approach to cyber security controls and risk management
  • Getting the balance right between protection, detection, reaction and response to cyber attacks
  • Linking cyber security to other consultancy offerings on risk management, resilience and IT transformation to provide holistic support to our clients
  • Coaching and developing team members through sharing of experience and knowledge, as well as managing the performance and development of other team members
  • Building out and maintaining a professional network
  • Upholding KPMG's values by acting with integrity

The Person
  • Track record within the financial services community showing understanding of the business, threat and regulatory issues faced by clients (essential)
  • Proven experience of understanding and managing aspects of cyber risk, including the quantification and reporting of cyber risk in a business context (essential)
  • Proven experience of delivering one of more of the following areas: strategy, transformation, governance, cyber resilience, identity and access management (essential)
  • Proven experience of successfully managing complex cyber security services in a commercial environment, ensuring the delivery of high quality work on time and to budget
  • Proven ability to lead work at sustained levels of high intensity, and inspire drive and resilience in others
  • Proven ability to analyse problems, identify core issues and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Proven ability in taking appropriate action after monitoring/reviewing the progress and performance of others

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Degree level qualified
  • Recognised cyber security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM, M. Inst IISP, etc.), or comparable experience
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), negotiation and project management skills
  • Strong networking skills and a broad professional network
  • Ability to interact with organisations at a senior levels


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