Specialist - Cyber Solutions, New Ventures
- Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in business or in engineering is a plus
- 3-5 years of experience in Cyber Security as well as in the field of tech, consulting and/or business intelligence
- Entrepreneurial spirit with desire to work in fast-paced, consulting start-up environment
- Ability to consistently deliver exceptional results on demanding timelines
- Ability to demonstrate program ownership and consistent delivery on commitments
- Great organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail
- Ability to work in new, cross-functional environments
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Comfort with the idea of "being your own manager"
- Ability to manage small teams (e.g., research teams, presentation specialists) and work with these teams in an agile way
- Strong client-focused mindset
- Sound problem-solver who can quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
- Curious, willing to push themselves and want to learn
- Willingness to travel frequently
Who You'll Work With
You will work with our Cyber Solutions team at one of our hubs in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Waltham or Silicon Valley with frequent client travel as needed for impact.
Cyber Solutions is part of McKinsey's New Ventures and is a portfolio of software-enabled consulting and other consulting methodologies that helps institutions measure and improve digital resilience and assess and manage cybersecurity risk. These tools include Digital Resilience Assessment - a solution that benchmarks an organization's cybersecurity against best practices and peers and evaluates areas for improvement; Cyber Risk Insights - a solution for identifying and analyzing the extent to which a company's critical information assets are at risk and prioritizing ways to reduce and manage such risk; Executive Cyber Simulations - a solution for "war gaming" cybersecurity breaches to in order to assess the business leadership's ability to respond to a cyber attack. We are also a team of expert consultants that solves core strategic problems in areas related to cybersecurity.
New Ventures is a recently formed part of McKinsey focused on fostering innovations driven by analytics, design thinking, mobile, social and other technologies and integrating them into our client work. It is a foundation for—and expands our investment in—our entrepreneurial culture.
McKinsey Solutions are a core part of New Ventures and offer practical tools that help people at all levels of an organization generate insights they need to address both strategic and day-to-day decisions. These solutions complement McKinsey's traditional client service and are delivered in many ways, including expert consulting, subscriptions, workshops, training programs and project-based engagements. We work closely with clients to embed our tools, analytics and expertise, and provide on-going support to help them build the capabilities they need to revolutionize how decisions are made.
What You'll Do
You will work with experts (e.g., data scientists, other McKinsey practices or New Ventures groups) to bring cutting-edge insight to our clients and create sustainable impact.
You will also work closely with Cyber Solutions leadership and diverse McKinsey resources to define, set up, and manage workstreams and engagements to solve complex problems. You will often work on multiple projects simultaneously, and will be at the core of bridging client business challenges with Cyber Solutions' capabilities. You will independently lead and engage with client representatives and McKinsey generalists and other experts in joint problem-solving sessions. You will drive, define, and deliver new methodologies to solve new problems, as well as use our tools to deliver our core methodologies.
You will master the methodology embedded into Cyber Solutions core offerings, as well as be a leader in defining approaches to solve the most cutting-edge problems. By developing a deep understanding of Cyber Solutions and cybersecurity expert consulting, you will be able to clearly articulate the benefits of Cyber Solutions to clients, both external and internal, and how they are implemented in an organization.
You will own and develop an area of knowledge to bring impact to clients in newer and deeper ways. Outside of daily client service responsibilities, you will counsel generalist consultants on areas of expertise and engage in generalist teams' client meetings. You will also make a significant contribution to the practice or New Ventures group through recruiting, practice-building, training and strategy.
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