Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at Wipfli

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At Wipfli, people count

Our people are core to everything we do - the catalyst behind our ability to create exceptional impact and extraordinary results.

We believe in flexibility. We focus on relationships. We encourage each individual to follow their own path. And we seek feedback openly, from all.

People matter here and they feel it.

And we value curiosity. Curious is more than a personality trait. It's a way of thinking. Of learning. Of working.

There's purpose in this wonder. It makes us better. It makes us Wipfli.

If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference - and make a professional home - Wipfli is the place for you.

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Functional Responsibilities:

Assist, execute and lead security and risk consulting engagements:

  • Perform consulting engagements with our clients using proven methodologies that include identifying client capabilities, executing assessments, identifying gaps between standard protocols and client given state, and identifying and consulting on recommendations to mitigate risk and implement recommendations.
  • Perform assessments, develop written reports and other deliverables, and present results to clients.
  • Manage scope, budget and timeframes for completion of engagements.
  • Provide engagement support to clients, coordinate across multiple projects, interface and manage expectations and delivery of services with clients.
  • Oversee and mentor junior consultants and ensure their work is in line with engagement and client requirements.
  • Assist clients with improving their cybersecurity risk by communicating results of assessments in terms of business impact and assist clients with identifying and understanding remediation actions required to reduce risk.
  • Be an advocate and resource for clients for cybersecurity topics.

Assist with business development:

  • Work with clients to understand and define business and technology needs and requirements, provide subject matter expertise to answer client's questions and concerns, and identify and align services with client's needs.
  • Define service scope, develop statements of work, identify resource requirements, assumptions, and estimates and assist in development of engagement letters.
  • Identify client's security and technology needs and identify business development opportunities as outcomes of assessment activities.

Develop and maintain competence and thought leadership in information and cybersecurity:

  • Participate in the Continuing Professional Education program, essential to competence and continued professional growth, including obtaining and maintaining appropriate certifications in their areas of expertise.
  • Stays abreast of current cyber security trends and threats to ensure that solutions provided to clients are applicable.
  • Assist in ongoing research and development, review and improvement of cybersecurity consulting services and deliverables.
  • Mentor other team members on subject matter expertise.

Day to Day Responsibilities

Lead or participate on engagements that perform information and cyber security risk assessments and deliver reports with results, gaps, findings and recommendations, to include assessments for:

  • CMMC NIST DFARS and 800-171
  • Cybersecurity Health Checks
  • FFIEC Cybersecurity (CAT) and NCUA ACET
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • Microsoft Security technologies
  • Information security program

Assist clients with the implementation of their information security programs including development and consulting assistance with:

  • Information security initiatives, plans, roadmaps and plan of actions and milestones (POAMs).
  • Written information security program and policy documentation
  • Program governance, roles and responsibilities, management oversight
  • Vendor and third party risk management program support and due diligence
  • Business continuity and incident response plans
  • Key performance indicators, metrics, security dashboards and
  • Security awareness training

Provide security analyst and consulting services to clients including:

  • Assessing, identifying requirements for, and making recommendations on security technologies
  • Program and project management
  • Security business analysis


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Technology or related discipline
  • 7-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar role
  • Prior experience in a consultant role preferred
  • Record of success and hands on experience with security risk management disciplines, including cybersecurity assessments, security program governance, IR Risk Management, business continuity, incident response, vendor management, and security testing services
  • Functional understanding of IT infrastructure and components
  • Demonstrated experience with risk management frameworks, including:
    • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
    • NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, DFARS, ITAR
    • Financial Industry frameworks including FFIEC, NCUA, CAT, ACET
    • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS)
  • Demonstrated security and risk knowledge through attainment of industry security certifications desired, such as, CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CISA and CBCP
  • Ability to communicate and present to all levels of client personnel
  • A high level of initiative, strong written and verbal communication skills and business acumen oriented around small to middle market companies
  • Strong organizational skills in coordinating multiple projects/tasks simultaneously, and meeting deadlines
  • Great attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in productivity and security tool sets, including Microsoft BI, Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, O365, GRC and Risk Management toolsets and CRM

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. #LI-REMOTE

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Our downtown office is located in the heart of the loop on the 17th floor of the UBS building at 1 N. Wacker. It features a bar/restaurant, health club, gathering spaces and activities for tenants that range from book clubs and mixers to charitable food drives.
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An Insider's view of Wipfli

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love the people that I work with. One of the values that has been instilled by leadership is teamwork. I always feel supported by my team members and leaders, and never feel like I have to deal with issues alone.



How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

How do you collaborate with other teams?
Innovative solutions come from diversity of thought and skillsets. Collaborating with other teams ensures we are harnessing our collective super powers to design platforms that drive lasting impact for our clients, as well as promote a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning for our associates.


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How does the company support your career growth?

Given the unique size, scope and scale of Wipfli, we have access to all of the resources and thought leadership available in a larger firm while being motivated by a culture that embraces entrepreneurship and innovation found in boutique organizations.


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Wipfli come from within our team, and one of the best things we can do to foster creativity is to actively help surface everyone's ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.



What is your vision for the company?

We are aiming for lifetime relationships. We always put ourselves in the client’s shoes and imagine how they can supercharge their business with technology.



What are Wipfli Perks + Benefits

Wipfli Benefits Overview

At Wipfli, curious is our approach to the world. We push beyond the obvious answers to find smarter solutions for clients and look at business challenges from every angle. People matter here, and they feel it. We invest in your career development through tuition reimbursement, external training support, LinkedIn Learning access and our internal online learning center and leadership training.

We also back up our mission to provide a strong work-life balance with great benefits, UTO, wellness benefits and programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Volunteer in local community
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Partners with Nonprofits
The Wipfli Foundation supports education programs that support furthering diverse representation in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All associates are required to attend unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
This year, we launched three business resource groups (Women of Wipfli, Wipfli Pride and Embrace ) to give voice to and elevate issues inside our firm for diverse groups. And we plan to add more.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Paid Holidays
Punchkick observes all major holidays and supports observation of all religious holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture is steeped in values focused on our associates and it drives the benefits we offer

• Empower: We give our people the opportunities and resources to find, follow and grow to achieve their dream career.

• Connected: We value everyone’s individual strengths, and we cultivate a culture where relationships thrive.

• Impact: Our passion for excellence drives us to get results through our expertise, experience and teamwork.

• Transparency: We welcome candor so all voices and perspectives come together to solve problems and serve clients.

• Flexibility: We give people the freedom to shift their career paths and achieve work-life balance, which creates happier and more productive teams.

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