Cyber Risk Expert
As a Cyber Risk Expert, you will independently lead and engage with client representatives and Soho consultants as well as other experts in joint problem-solving sessions as a thought leader and skilled practitioner with deep subject knowledge and expertise. You will support clients in many industries and across geographies who find it challenging to conduct the kind of transformation that embeds security considerations into all business products and processes while maintaining the pace of innovation. You will be at the core of bridging client business challenges within the Risk & Resilience practice’s cyber risk capabilities.
- Technical skills: Technical skills are the knowledge and ability to use software, applications and technology. This includes understanding how to use software and technology to solve problems, conduct research and analyze data. Technical skills are essential for cyber security risk analysts because they need to understand how to use technology to identify and assess potential risks.
- Communication skills: As a risk analyst, you may be required to communicate with a variety of individuals, including other analysts, managers, clients and other stakeholders. Effective communication is an essential skill for any role in the workplace, and it can be especially important for a cyber security risk analyst. Your ability to communicate effectively can help you to convey important information to others, which can help to ensure the safety of your organization’s data and information.
- Critical thinking skills: Critical thinking skills are the ability to analyze a situation and determine the best course of action. As a cyber security risk analyst, critical thinking skills are important for evaluating the risks associated with a certain system or process. For example, if a company has a large amount of personal data, a risk analyst may determine that the company needs to invest in more security measures to protect the data.
- Problem-solving skills: Problem-solving skills are essential for risk analysts, as they are responsible for identifying potential risks and devising solutions to mitigate them. This involves analyzing data and finding solutions to potential problems. For example, if a company experiences a data breach, a cyber security risk analyst would analyze the situation and determine the cause of the breach. They would then suggest solutions to prevent future breaches.
- Business acumen: Business acumen is the ability to understand the needs of a business and how to meet them. As a risk analyst, you may be responsible for creating a plan to reduce the risk of a cyber attack. Having business acumen can help you understand what the company needs to be successful and how to provide it.
- Monitoring network activity for unusual activity, such as unapproved user logins or attempts to access sensitive data
- Investigating security breaches, determining their cause, and recommending solutions to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future
- Creating awareness of security risks within organizations through training sessions or presentations
- Developing security policies and procedures, including policies related to employee conduct, system use, and data access
- Testing security measures to ensure they are adequate, using penetration testing or vulnerability scanning tools
- Monitoring security measures to ensure they are still effective over time
- Developing security awareness training programs for employees on topics such as social engineering tactics and phishing attacks
- Recommending improvements to security policies and procedures based on new threats or vulnerabilities identified
- Managing risk by making recommendations on how to reduce exposure to potential threats.