IT Security Consultant
Area of expertise:
Do you know how to stop a sophisticated cyber threat? So do we.
Can you name a Fortune 500 company that's had a security breach? Chances are you can name a few.
These companies don’t need more cybersecurity; they need better cybersecurity. That's where you come in. Working with us, you can help to protect some of the world's biggest companies and keep their assets safe and secure.
You offer clients the kind of security that will help them sleep well at night. You’re an innovative problem-solver, always thinking ahead and spotting risks at a glance. Like a digital detective, you uncover cyber threats to protect businesses from risks they may not even know they face. You’re as confident working independently as you are leading a small team and supporting junior colleagues.
About the job
Your work is vital for building trust in security. You understand the risks businesses face and how to use the Microsoft Ecosystem to design solutions that will mitigate these risks and ensure compliance. As an IT security consultant, you’ll be defending information, critical infrastructure applications and key business processes against cyber threats. You'll analyze and solve complex problems in project work, while supporting new business initiatives and solutions. You’ll most often work alongside leadership, but you’ll also have opportunities to work with colleagues across our business and client locations.
On a typical day, you’ll:
Monitor the use of computer files or intellectual property to safeguard access to information
Evaluate vulnerability and threats with clients, regularly performing required audits and tests
Design and implement security-related tools and services by using and adapting existing methods and procedures
Communicate with project teams about what’s required for process and technical improvements
Work towards your team's goals within the strategic direction set by the project
Travel as needed.
You know all about security operations, networking, application services, databases and storage solutions, and love working with Microsoft applications. You’ve probably got a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Systems, Information Security, or another relevant field. Ideally, you’ll also have at least three years of experience in information systems security work.
Your qualifications likely include:
Brilliant interpersonal skills; persuasively express your point of view whether it’s through a written or face-to-face presentation
Knowledge of and interest in Microsoft security technologies and strategy
Some experience with identity and access management principals, architecture and security management or securing network and enterprise cloud applications:
Microsoft cloud security
Security in DMZ Solutions
Firewalls, WAF, Load Balancing
Nice to have:
Security Solutions M365 like Azure AD Premium, Microsoft Defender for O365, Microsoft Defender for Identity, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection.
Azure Security Solutions like: Azure Firewall, Azure VPN, Azure Security Center, Sentinel
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Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.