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Managed Detection and Response Director

Vaughan, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
A career within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. We play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

Meaningful work you'll be part of

As a Managed Detection and Response Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Leadership and Strategy:

• Help defining and execute the strategic vision for the Security Operations and MDR function, aligning it with PwC Canada's overall cybersecurity and business objectives .
• Provide leadership and guidance to a team of cybersecurity professionals across multiple geographies (in 24x7 environment), fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
• Collaborate with other leaders within the Cybersecurity and Privacy practice to develop integrated solutions and services for clients.

MDR Capability Building:

• Maintain and continue to build a state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC) equipped with cutting-edge tools, technologies, and methodologies for threat detection, incident response, and threat hunting.
• Enhance the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services offering, providing clients with proactive threat monitoring, rapid incident response, and containment capabilities.
• Conduct regular assessments of the SOC and MDR capabilities to identify areas for improvement and ensure the highest level of service delivery.

Client Engagement and Delivery:

• Engage with clients to understand their unique cybersecurity challenges and requirements and develop tailored solutions to address their needs.
• Manage SLA and SLO commitments.
• Act as a subject matter expert during client engagements, advising on Security Operations, MDR, threat hunting, threat content and playbook automation.
• Lead the delivery of complex cybersecurity projects and steady state managed operations, ensuring high-quality, timely , and cost-effective solutions.

Thought Leadership and Innovation:

• Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, trends, and industry best practices, and apply this knowledge to enhance the firm's offerings and approach to cybersecurity.
• Drive thought leadership initiatives, such as whitepapers, webinars, and conferences, to position PwC Canada as a trusted advisor in the cybersecurity space.

Experiences and skills you'll use to solve

• Extensive experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on Security Operations, Managed Detection and Response (MDR), threat hunting, red teaming, and penetration testing.
• Proven track record of successfully leading and managing large cybersecurity teams, including remote and geographically dispersed resources.
• Experience working with diverse clients, understanding their business challenges, and providing strategic cybersecurity guidance.
• In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity technologies, including SIEM, EDR, threat intelligence platforms, and other relevant tools.
• Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Information Security, or a related field.
• Certifications like CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler) are considered an asset .
• Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
• A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside and/or coaching diverse people and perspectives.

Why you'll love PwC

We're inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you'll be a part of amazing teams helping public and private clients build trust and deliver sustained outcomes. This meaningful work, and our continuous development environment, will take your career to the next level. We reward your impact, and support your wellbeing, through a competitive compensation package, inclusive benefits and flexibility programs that will help you thrive in work and life. Learn more about us at .

Your Application to PwC

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The most connected firm through activity based working

PwC Canada is committed to cultivating an inclusive, hybrid work environment - one that is collaborative, supportive and productive. We work in-person and virtually, as is best suited for our clients, teams and people . We want you to be intentional with your work, how you do it and where it's done. PwC offices are hubs of connectivity and learning. We strongly encourage our people to prioritise in-person work, whether it's in the office or at a client site. This means we expect you to be in-person (either with clients or in the office) at least half of your time. We know that hybrid work is all about balance, and capturing the benefits of in-person work is essential to your growth at the firm. Exact expectations for your team can be discussed with your interviewer.

At PwC Canada, our most valuable asset is our people and we grow stronger as we learn from one another. We're committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community of solvers where everyone feels that they truly belong. We understand that experience comes in many forms and building trust in society and solving important problems is only possible if we reflect the mosaic of the society we live in.
We're committed to providing accommodations throughout the application, interview, and employment process. If you require an accommodation to be at your best, please let us know during the application process.
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