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Associate Director

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Associate Director
Added 2018-09-16 15:39:24


Our growing cybersecurity practice is made of talented professionals. We emphasize professionalism and business acumen along with strong technical skills to create a team of advisers who our clients trust. We work with clients at all levels in the organization, from technical experts and project leaders to C-level executives and the board of directors.
CrossCountry is excited to be a part of this exciting time of technological change and data proliferation where cyber security, privacy, and data protection are critical topics for any business. We are helping many of the leading large and innovative companies in areas such as security strategy, cloud computing, big data, compliance with emerging regulations, mobile devices, and social media. Our clients include many of the premier commercial companies in the area, offering exciting projects and exceptional growth opportunities.

If this sounds like a place that you would be excited to help build and where you want to grow as a professional, then we would welcome meeting you.
Lead the development and delivery of services in the following areas:
o Cyber security strategy and governance assessments
o Cyber security risk assessments
o Industry benchmarking
o Third party assurance
o Process reviews, focused on cyber security and privacy implications (e.g., vulnerability management, disaster recovery, incident response, data protection)
o Technical assessments (e.g., wireless security, remote access, mobile device management, change and configuration management)
o Compliance testing with regulatory requirements and industry frameworks
o Continuous monitoring, identity and access management, application security, cloud security
Serve as a key leader in our practice by:
o Providing input on strategic direction
o Recruiting and cultivating talent
o Guiding the use of methodologies and frameworks
o Supporting business development efforts in new and existing clients
Plan and lead client engagements by:
o Understanding the client’s needs
o Developing a corresponding scope and approach
o Organizing and providing oversight of a team
o Leading fieldwork and reporting
o Providing quality assurance for deliverables
o Identifying and addressing issues before they manifest
  • Manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects including planning engagements, developing
budgets, monitoring against progress, performing quality control of deliverables, and delivering on
  • Develop and manage client relationships by understanding their business, listening to their needs, and
ensuring responsive service and exceptional quality
  • Manage teams by guiding performance against objectives, creating an atmosphere of trust and
collaboration, modeling, leadership behaviors and encouraging continuous improvement and
  • Sponsor internal committees, working groups, and special projects focused on developing the firm and
Risk & Compliance practice, such as recruiting, business development, marketing, and knowledge
  • Lead coaching family by serving as a role model, coach, mentor and liaison to senior leadership

Ideal skills and qualifications

  • 10+ years of professional services experience leading complex engagements at a consulting firm, or combination of consulting and corporate
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in management information systems (MIS), computer information systems (CIS), accounting information systems (AIS), accounting, business, or other technical discipline
  • One or more certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CEH, CISM, CIPT, CPA, or CIA
  • Extensive expertise working with risks and internal controls, including IT audit, IT compliance, or IT consulting
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards and frameworks (e.g., ISO 27000 series, NIST 800 series, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT, PCI-DSS)
  • Strong understanding of the components of a comprehensive security program, including governance, policy, organizational design, awareness and training, architecture, technologies, processes, and controls
  • Knowledge and experience with security audit controls and securing/hardening procedures for various infrastructure layers (e.g., operating systems, servers, databases, networks, applications)
  • Business acumen with a strong understanding of cybersecurity tools and solutions
  • Success in building and developing strong client relationships
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including comfort with executive audiences
  • Strong networking skills and experience with business development
  • Proven record of recruiting and cultivating top talent
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a “big picture” perspective
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit!
  • Great sense of humor!
CrossCountry Consulting is the trusted partner and expert advisor to leading organizations that are dealing with pressing business needs. We help our clients transform their finance, accounting, operations, risk, and technology functions in order to effectively prepare them for complex change, optimized performance, and accelerated business growth. Our consultants work collaboratively with our clients to provide customized solutions to our clients’ specific and ever-changing needs.
CrossCountry Consulting is built on the fundamental principles of dynamic growth and shared values. Our culture reflects an environment that nourishes and promotes excellent client service, team collaboration, and individual advancement.

Specific details

Employment Type Full time
Degree 4 Year Degree
Salary Range ---


Virginia, United States, North America


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