Work in cybersecurity and privacy

Balance security, privacy and opportunities to move forward boldly

Cybersecurity and privacy

Multiplying threats and regulatory requirements have made an effective cybersecurity and privacy program a business requirement to succeed in the digital age. At PwC, our cybersecurity and privacy professionals don’t just protect business value—we create it. Using cybersecurity and privacy as tools to build trust in a digital, data-driven world, we help organizations move confidently towards new possibilities.



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What we do

As companies pivot toward a digital business model, the amount of data generated and shared among organizations, partners and customers is growing exponentially. This digital information has become the lifeblood of today’s interconnected business ecosystem and is increasingly valuable to organizations—and to skilled threat actors. Business digitization has also exposed companies to new digital vulnerabilities, making effective cybersecurity and privacy more important than ever. We help clients take a broader view of cybersecurity and privacy as both protectors and enablers of the business.

Strategy and transformation: Growth through digital transformation
Many organizations transform their business model by using emerging technologies to develop new products, services or ways of doing business. But organizations don’t always consider the emerging cyber threats that could impact their business imperatives. We help clients design transformation strategies with security in mind from the very start, with the foresight to help clients see what’s on the other side of the leading edge.

Privacy and consumer protection: Use data with confidence to create value
Organizations face a growing patchwork of new data protection and privacy laws in different territories (particularly the European Union). This creates doubts when using data, resulting in missed business opportunities or regulatory breaches, which reduce trust. We help clients craft a privacy and data use program compliant with global data-privacy regulations that will allow them to use data with confidence in order to create value and enhance customer trust.

Implementation and operation: Increase return from cybersecurity technology investments
Business leaders want to focus on opportunities that move their business forward, yet they’re often mired in complex cybersecurity technologies. We help clients efficiently integrate cybersecurity technologies (e.g. identity and access management, security analytics and data protection) into their business, manage to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase return on their investments.

Incident and threat management: Manage impact to the business
Business leaders know they need to respond rapidly and effectively to threats, but many lack confidence in their plans. We help clients understand the strengths and weaknesses of their incident response plans so they can better prepare for and manage potential security incidents. And we help clients detect, respond, investigate and remediate threats across the incident-management life cycle using customized threat intelligence and proven methods.

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What you’ll do

There are many options and opportunities in cybersecurity and privacy.

If your passion and focus are on technology, systems and networks, you’ll get to monitor and detect network and system abnormalities, respond to cyber incidents or learn how to generate and apply threat intelligence. Or you may implement security solutions (e.g. identity and access management, security analytics and data protection), secure cloud and industrial/Internet of Things (IoT) environments, support organizations in their response to a cyber crisis or perhaps become an ethical hacker.

If you’re passionate about cybersecurity and privacy but want to focus on the business risk side, you’ll help our clients balance cyber and privacy risks and digital opportunities. This could include helping with cybersecurity strategy, evaluating clients’ threat landscape and regulatory requirements, building risk management frameworks, designing enterprise security architecture and target operating models or defining multi-year transformation programs. It’s a role where you’ll help clients resolve the uncertainty and manage the complex cybersecurity and privacy matters aligned to their strategic business objectives.

Our cybersecurity and privacy practice has opportunities for both new associates and co-op students. Please visit our search job openings page to search for open roles.

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What we look for

  • Enrolled in or completion of a Science, Technology (including Information Systems/Security, Computer/Data Science, Business Analytics, BTM or MIS), Engineering or Math-related degree
  • Strong grasp of and passion for technology, innovation and business
  • Confidence to learn technical skills
  • Ability to code in one or several languages: Java, C, C++ or Python
  • People who are authentic, resilient, inclusive and passionate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to articulate complex problems and ideas concisely
  • Willingness to travel to client sites across Canada
  • Eligibility to work in Canada as a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Post-Grad Work Permit holder

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What our people say

“I am fortunate to work for a firm that is incredibly diverse and where each team member is enabled to act as a leader. This culture has allowed me to expand my technical implementation abilities far beyond any expectations I had prior to joining PwC.”

Sam, Associate, Cybersecurity and privacy

“We work with the largest brands in the world to solve complex business and technical data protection challenges. Our team is constantly growing and innovating. No two days are ever the same!”

Curtiss, Associate, Cybersecurity and privacy

“I enjoy working as a team to design and execute advanced cybersecurity tests and watching clients realize why cybersecurity should be an important consideration in today's digital world.”

Saminah, Associate, Cybersecurity and privacy

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