Application Security Manager
PwC is driving major change across information and cyber security by building a centralized model to provide security services across the entire member firm network.
Mandated at the network level, Network Information Security (NIS) operates outside Information Technology (IT) and is responsible for this major program initiative, from definition of the security strategy to execution of the global Cyber Readiness Program, moving from local to centralized services.
Our mission is to identify, control and reduce the attack surface across the member firm network while increasing our adversaries’ cost of attack.
In order to deliver the Cyber Readiness Program the NIS team is structured into the following Pillars:
Information Security Risk and Compliance (ISRC)
Chief Information Security Office (CISO)
Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation and Transformation (SAEIT)
Cyber Security Services
Strategy and Alliances
Chief of Staff
NIS is building the first global cyber security function at PwC. Our mission protects 300,000 PwC members across 160 member firms worldwide as well as our global clients.
If you are seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your security skills through major change on a global scale, then NIS will empower you to do so.
The SAEIT pillar within NIS is responsible for the following services:
If you love designing and building security technology this is the place to be. Within SAEIT we work closely with the business to define the NIS 5 year security roadmap. Gathering business requirements to combine PwC’s goals with conceptual long term security trends to create a target architecture for NIS to deliver against. From this future state plan the Security Engineering team break down long term goals into manageable projects and look to technical security solutions to solve business problems. Designing and building security technology that span the wider PwC network of firms. Once security technologies are built the security engineering team work closely with Cyber in order to highlight the capability of the technology to ensure maximum impact as it is transitioned into an operational environment.
Scope of Responsibility:
The Application Security team own following tasks:
Definition of application landscape and creation of application risk register across the PwC Network of firms;
Utilisation of application security tools for scanning applications for common application security risks;
Engagement with development teams to articulate complex application security risks;
Continual engagement throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to identify, track and reduce application security risks across new applications;
Assessment of application security vulnerabilities across existing application landscape;
Plan and prioritise application security vulnerabilities and develop structured remediation plan; and
Engaging stakeholders in ISRC to ensure technical vulnerabilities that cannot be remediated are managed and mitigating controls are developed to reduce the risk of said vulnerability within the business environment.
Strategic and Technical Orientation / Job Content:
SAEIT pillar skills matrix:
Experience engaging business and technology stakeholders at all levels to gather long term goals and requirements;
Experience mapping long term business requirements to security architecture frameworks such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA), Zachman etc.;
Understanding of how to design and build security technology solutions aligned to a global central service environment;
Understanding of security technology at an enterprise and solution level;
Hands on engineering experience with enterprise security technology;
Experience contributing to a central technology service organization;
Navigating a matrix organization; and
Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skill sets.
Range of Impact:
A 3E Level employee possesses deep knowledge in a specific subject matter area or technical domain related to Application Security that is applied in the context of a broader understanding of Application Security and related systems and processes.
The candidate will contribute to the development of new subject matter/technical domain expertise related to Application Security.
A 3E resolves multi-faceted problems by continuously applying significant independent judgment and by collaborating with others, and influences others through a small team of direct reports, through work on projects and in teams, and/or through leading portions of larger projects.
Demonstrates extensive-level abilities within Application Security.
Encourages improvement and innovation within Application Security and nurturing and developing less-experienced staff through coaching and written/verbal feedback.
Perform Application Security tasks with autonomy.
Through expert knowledge of software development work with development teams to minimize vulnerabilities throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
Through engagement with development teams educate developers around secure coding practices and common vulnerabilities in applications (OWASP Top 10)
Carry out penetration tests on applications to highlight vulnerabilities in the code
Manage reduction of vulnerabilities throughout SDLC
Identify and understand all vulnerabilities across the PwC application landscape
Promote secure coding principles throughout software development teams
Determine critical risks to PwC applications and work with IRSC to create mitigating controls to reduce risks in the live environment to an acceptable level