Information Security Associate



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Line of Service

Internal Firm Services


Not Applicable


IFS - Network Management

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in Information Security, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and support our internal security technologies and services across the entire global and local PwC network. You'll focus on being the forefront of designing, developing, and implementing information technology including hardware, software, and networks that enhance security of internal information and protect our firm's intellectual assets.

Our Information Security Technology and Operations function identifies technology trends and opportunities to build, integrate, and operate technologies throughout the PwC environment. The goal of this team is to lead the development and operations of global enterprise solutions, platforms and technologies that enable PwC professionals to work more efficiently and more securely while delivering the highest level of service to clients.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Description & Summary

The Network Information Security (NIS) team at PwC is searching for a talented security and technology professional to join the Africa NIS team.

Operating on a local, regional and global scale, Network Information Security (NIS) is responsible for the definition of our security strategy to hands on execution of our global Cyber Readiness Program, moving from predominantly local to centralised services. 

If you are seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your cyber security through major change on a global scale, then NIS will empower you to do so. NIS built the first global cyber security function at PwC. Our mission protects 300,000 PwC members across 160 member firms worldwide as well as our global clients.

As part of the Africa territory Chief Information Security Office (CISO) you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business problems. The responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting local implementation and delivery of NIS services, BAU activities and member firm compliance activities.

  • Assisting business teams with navigating various security assessment processes and teams, providing security guidance and support

  • Working closely with the Global NIS Service Teams (e.g Vulnerability Management, Application Security) on security matters relating to PwC Africa

  • Taking data and translating into a relatable, digestible, creative form to use with business team (eg presentations, dashboards, reports)

  • Assisting business teams with navigating various exception and approval processes eg: Unblock or Block a Website, Removable Media, Personal Webmail, etc.

  • Assisting with identification and management of information security risk areas eg: vulnerabilities, control deficiencies etc

  • Act as trusted advisor while providing security consultation, governance and support regarding Governance, Risk and Compliance

What do you need for this role? 

  • High level understanding of professional services industry business model, service offerings, and threat landscapes

  • Aligning technical and the business world – ability to influence

  • Interest in Information Security and a broad understanding of its ability to act as a differentiator in the market

  • Solid understanding of technical information security risks in all of its facets

  • Understanding of information security risk assessments

  • Inquisitive nature and intuition regarding what questions to ask, when, and their relative significance.

  • Creative problem solving and strong communication skills.

  • Possess a growth mindset and be able to adapt to operate in different environments.

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree. Security professional certifications would be an advantage.

  • Up to 3 Years’ experience in a relevant information security role is an advantage.

  • The ideal candidate resides in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mauritius or South Africa and has excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

November 3, 2023

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Tags: Application security Clearance Clearance Required Compliance Governance Risk assessment Security assessment Security strategy Strategy Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: Africa
Country: South Africa
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