KPMG Senior Associate, Cyber Security Services in Chicago, Illinois

Business Title: Senior Associate, Cyber Security Services

Requisition Number: 66405

Function: Advisory

Area of Interest: Information Protection

State: IL

City: Chicago


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KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Associate in IT Advisory (ITAS) -Cyber Security Services for our KPMG Risk Consulting practice.


  • Develop use-cases from client input to alert on enterprise security issues

  • Provide support to clients to understand their security posture, as well as their IT policies and plans

  • Articulate business risks of technical vulnerabilities to client personnel and help assist with scoping prospective engagements and developing proposals

  • Help assist with ingesting and querying large data sets, particularly systems logs, security event data, and network flow analysis

  • Utilize Security Analytics tools and platforms, such as Hadoop, ELK, Splunk, Hexis, Red Lamba, and Bay Dynamics

  • Help assist with planning, designing, implementing, testing, and operating Security Analytics processes and systems


  • A minimum of three years of experience in Information Security or in a technology related field

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in an appropriate field

  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix command line and shell scripting languages, such as Perl, Python, and bash

  • Experience with systems logs, security event data, and network flow analysis

  • Experience in understanding threats, the current threat landscape, and intelligence gathering with an analytical mindset in order to translate threats into risks faced by clients

  • Travel may be up to 80-100%, work in a fast paced, results driven environment, grasp new technology, and contribute at a rapid pace

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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