IBM Security Consultant: Security Strategy, Risk and Compliance in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation. No other company has the powerful combination of talent, industry-leading security technology, global reach and cognitive capabilities, powered by Watson, to combat the cybersecurity threats.

Within IBM’s North America Security Service practice, we are constantly seeking security skills that can further enhance the depth and expertise needed by the marketplace.

We have exciting opportunities in IBM’s Security Services business unit.

IBM Security Services has opportunities for a consultant in the North American Security Strategy, Risk and Compliance (SSRC) practice to help with delivering strategic security advisory services, conducting comprehensive information security assessments for key IBM clients, and developing other SSRC consulting deliverables.

The consultant should have knowledge and experience in Security Strategy, Risk and Compliance (SSRC), and should also be able to speak to the breadth of the security landscape as well.

Core Consulting:

  • Effective writing, communication and presentation skills

  • The ability to work easily with diverse and dynamic teams

  • Comfortable working in a project based / client serving model

  • Ability to absorb professional knowledge quickly and develop skills

  • Must be able to draw upon professional concepts to collaborate with others to carry out assigned duties

  • Ability to work in a matrix management model

  • Challenge the validity of given procedures and processes with the intent to enhance and improve

  • Demonstrated analytical skills

SSRC Skills:

  • Experience performing security assessments and developing consulting deliverables

  • Basic knowledge in security industry regulations/standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA) and compliance frameworks (ISO 27002, CobiT)

  • Experience in helping to formulate security roadmaps to bridge existing gaps

Must be willing to travel up to 75%, depending on client requirements.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 1 year of experience in information security consulting (professional services consulting for end clients)

  • At least 1 year of experience in working in projects related to SSRC.

  • At least 1 year of experience in interfacing at multiple levels of client management and building relationships

  • At least 1 year of experience in helping with complex projects and using project management skills

  • Basic knowledge in security industry regulations/standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA) and compliance frameworks (ISO 27002, CobiT)

  • Readiness to travel 75% annually, depending on client requirements.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in information security consulting (professional services consulting for end clients)

  • At least 3 years of experience in working in projects related to SSRC.

  • At least 3 years of experience in helping with complex projects and using project management skills

  • Certified in at least 1 of the following: PMP, CISSP, CISA and/or CISM

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.