Data Security Consultant

3+ months agoRound Rock, TX


Kforce has a client in Round Rock, TX that is immediately seeking a Data Security Consultant to join their Security & Resiliency team remotely in the US.Summary:This individual will help with modernizing the client's Data Protection program and will serve as a primary data protection and privacy contact for the Cybersecurity Organization. As a data protection subject matter expert, this role acts as the primary point of contact with senior management, information security management and business unit stakeholders for cybersecurity-specific Data Protection strategy, roadmap and program-related items and will advise stakeholders with general guidance and on compliance initiatives.Key Tasks:

  • Engages with business partners, customers and other external stakeholders, inspiring confidence in their overall security posture and brand, through industry and customer presentations
  • Builds and operationalizes cybersecurity-specific Data Protection strategy, roadmap and program related items with leaders across the organization
  • Develops data security, privacy and confidentiality standards in relation to regulatory levels
  • Collaborates with GRC team on the implementation and maturation of security controls against an industry recognized security framework and standards such as NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, and ISO 2700x
  • Assesses, documents and updates leadership on current data security risks as it pertains to enterprise sensitive data
  • Orchestrates the provisioning of central cybersecurity and resiliency services to support business partners and segments; Creates and presents business case proposals for investment as needed
  • Supports IT and Cybersecurity groups efforts to monitor user authentication and access behavior to detect unusual or at-risk behaviors


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field; Or equivalent professional experience in a similar role
  • CISSP and/or CIPT certified
  • 10+ years of enterprise experience in Information Assurance, Data Protection, Data Security fields
  • Practical understanding and experience building/designing/operating data protection technologies related to: Data Classification, Data Loss Prevention, Cloud Access Security Broker, Data Access Governance, Encryption/Tokenization, Rights Management, Certificate Management, Database Security
  • Understanding of industry trends in Data Protection security
  • Experience with multi-cloud data protection strategy
  • Strong knowledge of Control Standards and Procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage stress in a constantly changing environment
  • Highly focused on supporting a strong cohesive team and security culture
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to make quick decisions when working with complex situations
  • Strong business acumen and forward-thinking
  • High level of integrity and trustworthiness; Representing the company and its management team with the highest level of professionalism
Desired Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field
  • IAPP CIPT, CIPP/E/US, Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
  • Experience with next-generation data products to include differential privacy, homomorphic encryption, multi-party compute, and microshard technology
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."