Associate, Cyber Security

Postgraduate degree
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Associate, Cyber Security

Disputes & Investigations

Alvarez & Marsal


Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

With over 3000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

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We develop solutions for our clients' unique situations that use the significant and diverse set of skills and experiences of the firm. Our core capabilities within Dispute & Investigations include financial investigations, dispute advisory, business intelligence, cyber advisory & protection and forensic technology.

Our Cyber team will work at Board level to ensure that our clients have adequate procedures in place to monitor, detect and respond to cyber risk and there are four service areas where we can deliver capability;

  • Cyber Assessments
  • Risk Mitigation Program Development
  • Monitoring & Training
  • Crisis Management & Incident Response

Our professionals have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including information technology, management consulting, computer science and information security. Many of our professionals have worked at the Big Four, the public sector, or other highly reputable advisory firms.

Reason for the opportunity

Our Cyber team has a growing presence in the UK and we are looking to develop this team further. We are looking for an experienced Associate who can work alongside our existing Cyber team to develop and deliver solutions to complex business problems.

The Associate / Senior Associate will possess experience in addressing business issues, and will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, outcome focused business entrepreneur who is driven to making an impact, determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo. They will have 2 – 3 years advisory experience, either from a leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy.

Specifically, the Associate, Cyber Security will be responsible for contributing to engagements with clients – working as part of small A&M teams and quickly becoming accepted as part of the fabric of the client’s management team in order to deliver exceptional quality of execution

The appointee will have a track record and practical experience in Cyber Security - they will possess an understanding of business problems and opportunities and be able to define solutions to those problems.

They will also have exposure across cyber transformation road mapping, security operations, breach readiness and response, penetration testing, Infrastructure security (network, endpoint, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things), cyber defence & intelligence platform, threat intelligence and vulnerability management.

For companies to better understand the level of risk they face, example engagements could include;

•             Assessments of aspects of an organisation’s ability to respond to cyber threats

•             Benchmarking against competitor firms

•             Analysis of a client’s cyber planning including budgeting, governance and strategy

•             Forensic investigations

The preferred candidate for this appointment will be an action oriented self-starter with entrepreneurial flair. He/she will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team.

Academics and qualifications

  • Knowledge of the latest thinking in Cyber Security combined with a passion for the sector
  • 2 – 3 years advisory experience from a top tier strategy firm, a leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy
  • A strong academic record that could include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. 
  • Robust analytical rigour
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and uncertain environment
  • Fluency in one or more European languages, in addition to English, is highly desirable.

Additional skills;

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, confident and impactful presenter
  • Objective, fact based approach to problem solving
  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical operator who is equally effective in managing up and down and relates well at all levels and cultures
  • Driven by values and integrity, talks straight, builds confidence and leads by example

talent, culture and values

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded individuals, our people have joined Alvarez & Marsal from the Big 4, top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds, leading financial services institutions  and industry and commerce. Alvarez & Marsal is a fact based business, based on pragmatism, not subjective about the meaning of success. It is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious recruits to grow and thrive – and those who do well, earn well. At A&M you will be given real responsibility as there are thin layers of management and responsiveness to crisis urgency is critical.  You will thrive on autonomy and you will be adept at anticipating what your audience needs.

The culture of the business offers variety of skill, language, heritage and professional background and therefore is unique in terms of style and approach.  This is a business where your colleagues are your best allies and ideally, your best friends. A business where good friendships thrive and trust is as true internally as with client. Furthermore, the values of the business which include integrity and fun as well as just reward for great work come to life when you become part of the team.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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