Grant Thornton LLP Cyber Risk Director - Digital Identity Services - IAM in Chicago, Illinois

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As your business gains information system efficiencies, it also gains the burden of protection from breaches, both purposeful and accidental. Keeping up with the fast and furious pace of cyberthreat is daunting but mandatory. Our cyber risk professionals help you build cybersecurity strategy into your overall business strategy to fend off third-party, criminal and internal risk, and guard proprietary and customer data.

  • Cyber Risk – Director *

    • Identity and Access Management (IAM) – SailPoint, CyberArk, Okta, ForgeRock *


      As companies become increasingly dependent on information technology (IT) to conduct daily business activities, they need to secure and control their technology infrastructure. Grant Thornton's Cyber Risk practice addresses these security and control issues. Within the Cyber Risk practice, our Digital Identity Services - Identity and Access Management (IAM) disciplineofferan opportunity for you to leverage your security assessment and operational knowledge and experience to broaden your business and project management skills in a rewarding and challenging environment. The Identity and Access Management -Directoris responsible for delivering a full range of services to clients and all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients. Responsibilities include engagement planning, directing, and design and implementation of identity and access management technologies; developing and supervising other Grant Thornton engagement staff; and assisting in assigned client management and practice development activities.

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, ITcontrols and related standards.

  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.

  • Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities with existing and new clients.

  • Design and Architect futuristic Identity Management solution aligned with the client requirements.

  • Lead requirements gathering and analysis.

  • Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences,and/orother thought leadership material

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.

  • Develop relationships with the clients with the intention to exceed client expectations.

  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.

  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization tosuccessfully accomplishobjectives portraying knowledge and confidence.

  • Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.

  • Interview campusand/orexperienced candidates.

  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field is required.

  • One or more of the following industry certifications is required: CISSP, CISM, or CISA.
  • Ten years plus experience in developing, implementing or architecting IAM solutions.
  • Ten years plus experience with installation, integration,anddeployment of one of the following IAM products: SailPoint, ForgeRock, OktaandCyberArk, etc. in a client environment.
  • Identity Management familiarity in one or more of the following areas:

    o SingleSign-On, Identity Federation, Consumer Identity, and Multi-factor authentication
    o User provisioning, Access Certification, Identity Analytics,Role-basedaccess control
    o Privileged Access Management

  • Ten year plus experience managing projects through the full system development lifecycle

  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required. Travel for this position can go as high as 60%.
  • Experience in project management and the ability toclearlycommunicate security technology issues verbally on both a formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff.
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • We will consider qualified candidates in any major US market


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Title: Cyber Risk Director - Digital Identity Services - IAM

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 040720