Cybersecurity Advisor

Chicago, IL, United States


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At NIQ, we deliver the most complete and clear understanding of consumer buying behavior that reveals new pathways to growth. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Advisor to join our Security Champions team.

Our Cybersecurity department works diligently to ensure NIQ’s software, hardware, and related components are protected from cyber-attacks. We’re constantly developing new security systems, analyzing current systems for vulnerabilities, and handling cyber-attacks in an efficient and effective manner worldwide.

Job Description

As a Cybersecurity Advisor, you will take the lead in conducting SOC II Type II audits, assisting with customer requests, and reviewing and responding to customer contracts. You will play a critical role in ensuring that our organization meets and exceeds security and compliance standards, providing assurance to our customers and stakeholders.


  • SOC II Type II Audit Leadership: 
    • Take ownership of the SOC II Type II audit process, including planning, coordination, and execution. 
    • Collaborate with internal teams and external auditors to gather necessary documentation, evidence, and controls. 
    • Conduct risk assessments and gap analyses to identify areas for improvement. 
    • Implement and maintain security controls and processes to meet SOC II Type II requirements. 
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate security measures to ensure ongoing compliance. 
  • Customer Requests and Compliance Assistance: 
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for customer inquiries related to security and compliance. 
    • Assist customers in understanding our security posture, compliance certifications, and controls. 
    • Address customer requests for security documentation, questionnaires, and audits. 
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather necessary information and provide timely and accurate responses to customers. 
    • Provide guidance and recommendations to customers regarding security best practices and compliance requirements. 
  • Customer Contract Review and Response: 
    • Review customer contracts and agreements to assess security and compliance implications. 
    • Collaborate with legal and sales teams to ensure that contract terms align with our security policies and regulatory requirements. 
    • Identify any potential risks or concerns and provide recommendations for mitigating those risks. 
    • Respond to customer contract inquiries regarding security and compliance provisions. 
  • Compliance Program Enhancement: 
    • Stay updated with industry standards, regulatory changes, and best practices related to security and compliance. 
    • Contribute to the enhancement and maintenance of our overall compliance program. 
    • Participate in the development and implementation of security policies, procedures, and guidelines. 
    • Conduct periodic internal audits and assessments to monitor compliance effectiveness. 
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders to promote a culture of security and compliance awareness. 


  • Extensive experience leading SOC II Type II audits and managing compliance programs. 
  • In-depth knowledge of security frameworks and standards (e.g., SOC II, ISO 27001, NIST). 
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and industry-specific compliance (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA). 
  • Strong understanding of cloud-based environments, SaaS platforms, and associated security controls. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and communicate complex security concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Detail-oriented mindset with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Professional certifications in relevant areas (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA) are highly desired. 
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Science, Information Systems) or equivalent practical experience. 


Additional Information

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working environment
  • Health insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Life assurance

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NIQ

NIQ, the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, reveals new pathways to growth for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. With operations in more than 100 countries, NIQ delivers the most complete and clear understanding of consumer buying behavior through an advanced business intelligence platform with integrated predictive analytics. NIQ delivers the Full View. 

NIQ was founded in 1923 and is an Advent International portfolio company. For more information, visit 

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Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NIQ is committed to reflecting the diversity of the clients, communities, and markets we measure within our own workforce. We exist to count everyone and are on a mission to systematically embed inclusion and diversity into all aspects of our workforce, measurement, and products. We enthusiastically invite candidates who share that mission to join us.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Our global non-discrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business worldwide.

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NIQ or any of our subsidiaries will never ask you for money at any point of the recruitment or onboarding process.

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Tags: Analytics Audits CISA CISM CISSP Cloud Compliance Computer Science GDPR HIPAA ISO 27001 NIST Risk assessment SaaS SOC Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Flex hours Health care Insurance Parental leave

Region: North America
Country: United States
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