Crowe Horwath LLP

  • Third Party Cybersecurity Risk - Emerging Industries Sr Staff (Assessor)

    Location US-IL-Chicago | US-NJ-Livingston
    Risk Consulting
  • Company Overview

    Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

    At Crowe Horwath LLP, you have the opportunity to deliver creative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are recognized for their expertise and understanding of process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their dedication to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our dedication to career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing!


    Position Summary

    About the Risk Consulting Team:

    Risk Consulting is organized by both industry sector (financial services, healthcare, public sector and emerging industries (HiTech, Life Sciences, Retail, Manufacturing) and solutions (anti-money laundering, regulatory & compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, GRC technologies, emerging global solutions and third party risk). Risk Consulting provides governance, risk and compliance expertise to keep clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and standard methodologies.


    Job Summary:

    The position will be primarily responsible for assessing the information security posture of key clients’ third parties and coordinating the overall execution and delivery of assessments. The position will work within a Crowe team at a client or third party site and be responsible for leading the effort to identify key risks and information security gaps. Projects would be performed through interacting with the client’s IS and Business Unit leadership, as well as the client’s vendors, service providers, and partners. Specific projects may include:

    • Conducting a Third Party Technology Risk Assessment
    • Performing due diligence on an individual third party relationship to assess the technology risks
    • Performing a site visit to a third party facility
    • Assessing cloud technologies such as Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted applications, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service deployments (IaaS)
    • Coordinating the schedules and assessments for key third party clients and overseeing all key deliverables
    • Delivering high quality, thorough reports




    • Bachelor's Degree and/or advanced degree with a concentration in: Data Analytics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Statistics/Mathematics is required
    • Information Technology and/or Cybersecurity background and/or experience, including 2-4 years IT experience with network, platform, and/or application technology
    • IT experience at a leading industry public company is preferred. This might include either IT auditing or being a member of an IT or Cybersecurity team
    • Experience managing multiple projects, in a fast paced environment is required
    • Proven ability to learn new technologies and systems, especially through independent research and self-study
    • Background in Information Security and/or willingness to learn Information Security based on a solid IT foundation
    • Experience with Life Sciences organizations and Quality Management Systems (preferred, but not required)
    • Any experience working with or assessing third party vendors is preferred but not required
    • Willingness to obtain the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations
    • This position requires travel, primarily domestic
    • Knowledge of security areas such as auditing, policy, database security, firewall design and implementation, risk analysis, identity management, access management, or web services is preferred
    • Ability to communicate technical information verbally and through written documentation
    • Ability to manage project schedules and client expectations
    • Ability to travel an average of 30%-50% per year


    Our Benefits:

    At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package.


    How You Can Grow:

    We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and aspirations.


    More About Crowe Horwath:

    Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.






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