Cyber Aerospace and Defense Strategy Manager

Cyber Risk | Cyber & Strategic Risk
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Position Summary

Work you’ll do

As a Manager for Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory Cyber team, you’ll work with our diverse teams of leading professionals to help design and implement solutions to some of today’s toughest cybersecurity challenges so they can achieve business growth and manage risk. You’ll build on your foundations in Information Technology and Business to design and implement business-aligned cyber risk management programs, processes, and systems that help clients focus their investments on key information technology risks.

In your role as a Manager, you will support a team in delivering projects across a variety of cyber topics, including: 

  • Understand how business functions operate and how industry trends impact a client’s business.
  • Assessing or developing an organization’s cyber risk strategy and posture, as it relates to data risk, cyber risk management, cyber risk frameworks and policies, and/or cyber risk measures, methods, and reporting
  • Strategically drive the development and execution of risk assessments and mitigation plans to enhance the client’s ability to identify, evaluate, prioritize and mitigate risks
  • Implement risk management solutions aligned to the client’s vision and strategic priorities
  • Work includes project management, offering operations/development, sales, innovation, eminence building and people development.
  • Works with all stakeholders to identify and confirm resource necessary program resources throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manages program issues and changes to business plans and resource allocations.
  • Coordinate across multiple stakeholder groups and manage end-to-end concurrent projects
  • Responsible for effective project and program kickoff, identification of all program stakeholders, defining and clarifying program roles and responsibilities.
  • Conduct project analysis and provide an efficient forecast of all project directives and timelines
  • Track and manage project financials, project deliverables, timetables, risks, and challenges
  • Manages program issues and changes to business plans and resource allocations.
  • Documents/communicates status and escalates risks as appropriate.
  • Configures, utilizes, and supports key program and project management tools.
  • Strong analytical, project budget and forecasting, project management and communication skills. This individual will have strong excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Coordinate across multiple stakeholder groups and manage end-to-end concurrent projects
  • Contribute to Deloitte’s thought leadership in client organizations and the external market place.
  • Drive development and implementation of cyber strategies targeted on key client’s risk and business needs, and enhanced by leading practices
  • Identify and evaluate complex business and technology risks and remediation methods to mitigate risks
  • Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking and logical structuring skills
  • Assist in the selection and tailoring of approaches, methods and tools to support service offering or industry projects
  • Actively participate in decision making with engagement management and seek to understand the broader impact of current decisions
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of market trends, competitor activities, Deloitte & Touche products and service lines
  • Actively mentor and train team members on overall cyber processes, governance, and frameworks
  • Work cross-functionally with team members to support and drive a collaborative team environment
  • Create and design effective presentations as a means for communicating project and deliverable progress to clients
  • Perform sophisticated data analyses to understand client’s business and identify risk
  • Execute advanced services and supervise staff in delivering basic services



  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, Information Security, Math, or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience in the following areas:
    • Information security and privacy or cyber risk management
    • Implementing security solutions
    • Professional services or related roles within industry
    • Data Risk, Identity, Risk Assessment, SEIM, NIST/ISO or Regulatory framework - NYDFS or FFIEC.
    • IT and cyber security
    • Risk assessment and monitoring
    • Threat modeling
    • Threat remediation
    • Identity and access management
    • Encryption
    • End point security
  • Working understanding of cybersecurity concepts across a full range of cyber domains covered in common frameworks like NIST 800-53 and 800-171, NIST CSF, ISO 27001 and CMMC (e.g. Identity Management, Data Protection, SLDC, Encryption, Security Monitoring - SIEM, incident response, etc.)
  • Experience with the Cyber regulatory requirements of DoD contractors such as DFARS, ITAR, CUI handling, CMMC, DIBCAC audits, etc. Knowledge of ICD 503 a plus.
  • General network security and architecture understanding. Familiarity with cloud engineering and cloud security concepts, zero-trust, IoT, IT architecture and infrastructure design, SMART Factory security, and DevSecOps.
  • Experience working as a Dept of Defense (DoD) contractor, consulting to DoD contractors or a former Federal Government employee.
  • Experience in change management and/or managed service solution design and implementation a plus 
  • Experience with consulting skills (client service orientation, conflict resolution, analysis/synthesis of information, negotiation, project management, security contracts, etc.)
  • Negotiation skills needed to obtain commitments to remediate risks and vulnerabilities from leadership of other teams
  • Ability to travel up to 50% (While up to 50% travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)
  • Experience managing and leading large project teams and project management skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.


  • Certification in PMI/PMP
  • Previous consulting or Big 4 experience
  • Certifications such as: CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification a plus
  • Active security clearance at the Secret or Top Secret level a plus

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte Advisory" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit and enterprise risk services; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides forensic, dispute, and other consulting services; and its affiliate, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, which provides a wide range of advisory and analytics services. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 14059


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