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Grant Thornton LLP Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate - Summer 2022 in New York, New York

Who is Grant Thornton?

Hi. We’re Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (A.K.A. one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.) With us, business feels more personal — for our clients and for you. That makes us different. Better. And we’re looking for applicants who are too.

Different how? It means working with numbers doesn’t make you a number. Here, your voice matters. Our inclusive community and caring culture rejects limits and egos, which helps make our work stronger and you thrive. From our global clients and no-silos style, we empower you with opportunity from day one, then set you up for long-term success with flexibility, resources and connections. It’s how we help you create a career you love — and more.

Interested? Get to know us better at and read on to learn more how you’ll help us become even bolder:

Grant Thornton’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Services Practice

With the rise in cyber breaches across industries, companies are aggressively looking for consultants to help them protect their critical assets and proactively prepare and respond to cyber breaches. The threat actors have shifted from simple, nuisance based cyber hacks to criminals, activists, ransom hacks and nation states.

Our Cybersecurity & Privacy practice offers an opportunity for you to leverage your technology background and experience to broaden your business and project management skills in a rewarding and challenging environment. Individuals will work on projects across our portfolio of Cybersecurity & Privacy and will assist in the development of cyber risk strategies, identity and access management programs, network security, cyber security analytics, ethical hacking, cloud security, privacy & data protection, blockchain, etc.

What are we looking for in a Cybersecurity & Privacy Associate?

Interested candidates should have analytical skills, be strong “thinkers”, with an affinity for learning and innovation. Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton’s core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect, and Responsibility.


  • B.S. in Engineering within computer science, electronics, electrical, mechanical, or information systems

  • B.S. program in Data analytics, Informatics, Management with Cybersecurity (minor)

  • B.S. program with a specialization in Technology – “Hands on technology experience”

  • B.S. program in Data Analytics with specialization in Blockchain, Cyber Security, RPA, Crypto

  • B.S. in Information Security

  • Optional – Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree with interest in Cyber

  • Overall GPA of over 3.0 out of 4.0

  • Ability to travel 60%-100% as required

    Skill Requirements

  • Strong business and technical aptitude and problem-solving skills

  • Likes to learn the business of our clients to help them solve problems

  • Ability to bridge the gap between business strategy and cybersecurity/technology to help deliver sustainable solutions to our clients

  • Excellent thinking, analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

  • Effective time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects

  • Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team environment

    Associates can expect to work closely with the Cyber Risk team on all phases of the engagement lifecycle including planning, engagement management, and project wrap up. Some of the typical projects are:

  • Ethical Hacking

  • Cyber threat monitoring

  • Cloud Security

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Privacy and Data Protection

  • Cyber Incident Management

  • Cyber War Gaming

  • Cyber Strategy and program design

  • Cyber Security within blockchain, RPA’s, IoT

  • Secure code design

  • Business Strategy and Cyber strategy alignment

    In addition , Associates are expected to actively contribute to business growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives and assisting with the development of Grant Thornton thought leadership.


    Grant Thornton LLP provides training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development, and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.


    Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.

    It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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