Consultant Cyber Protect

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Control Risks is seeking an experienced candidate to join its rapidly growing Cyber Protect team and be its first full time team member in London.This is a unique opportunity to work in a highly capable truly global team of cyber experts and to play a critical part in shaping the cyber protect offering.The role requires a highly motivated and diligent client-facing individual who has experience in delivering cyber advisory work for global clients and projects.The successful candidate will help develop our capability into the EMEA markets. The candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional analysis, technical, report writing and presentation skilkls. We require all staff to be a team-player who is results focussed and passionate about delivering high quality advice to some of the regions largest firms.The successful candidate experienced in a cyber security advisory role and will need to demonstrate deep understanding of the cyber security challenges facing our clients. The candidate will have an established track-record of delivering cyber security risk assessment projects to a diverse range of clients. They will also excel at communicating complex technology-driven issues to the business .

Tasks and Job Responsibilities:

Delivering client projects• Meticulous delivery of high-quality services to the highest level of executive clients.• Participation in different types of client meetings and maintaining positive and respectful client relationships.• Project management of cyber risk advisory engagements (e.g. ensuring projects progress reporting is accurate the timely, briefing the senior members of the team on issues and ensure financial management and closure of projects is effective.• Delivering projects (e.g., helping clients understand which information assets are valuable for them, conducting cyber risk assessments against ISO and NIST standards, helping clients define target operating models, assisting in cyber transformations and developing the cyber maturity of our clients).• Working with key project stakeholders (e.g., gathering information from interviews, document reviews and presenting findings) while maintaining the confidence of the client through clear communication and good project management.• Working with external technical partners to deliver integrated solutions and drawing out recommendations from their technical findings.• Working with other departments within Control Risks on broader security projects.• Provide flexible and responsive support as and when crisis management support is required and can be provided.Business Development• Developing proposals for future client work.• Project scoping and planning, to support pricing.• Maintain up-to-date presale documents.• Contributing to and building complex, multi-service line proposals.• Cultivating long-term relationships with clients.• Participating in marketing to build the Control Risks brand.Supporting the growth of the Cyber practice• Helping to refine our cyber security methodologies and approaches• Contributing to our professional development and training programme• Educate other departments about cyber security and the services we provide• Participating and delivering market workshops and presentations


Knowledge and ExperienceEssential• Minimum 3 years’ experience of cyber security risk management within an established consultancy• Proven experience in delivering risk assessments against industry standards (NIST CSF, 800-53 and ISO27001)• Undergraduate or a post graduate degree in a field related to security, information security, intelligence, or computer science.• Ability to see security from the attacker’s point of viewPreferred• Arabic language skills• Excellent knowledge of IT and network infrastructure• Broad corporate experience and understanding of the interaction between departments (such as HR, Finance and Security) and levels of governance within a commercial organisation• CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 lead auditor, SANs or similar industry qualifications/certifications would be beneficial.• Good knowledge of cyber risk issues impacting clients in EMEA and specifically the ME region.Other stuff• Able to understand and analyse the client’s requirement and find solutions which are tailored to fit their needs.• An eagerness to find solutions which are practical and realistic to the threats and risks that clients face.• Capable of handling multiple priorities and tight deadlines while interacting with colleagues and clients.• Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to network and influence both internally and externally across different industries and functions.• Excellent communication and presentation skills.• Be able to continually act with diplomacy, tact, and integrity.• Ability to deliver whilst maintaining highest the professional standards and be results orientated.• Ability to think laterally helping to solve client issues.• Willingness to travel internationally when required.


  • Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual Housing Allowance
  • Compulsory monthly employer contributions to the DIFC Employment Workplace Saving Scheme
  • As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us and are fully committed to equal treatment, free from discrimination, of all candidates throughout our recruitment process.

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