Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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We are looking to hire a Senior Consultant to join our Technology – Cybersecurity Practice and provide critical advisory, due diligence, and/or risk/compliance solutions for West Monroe’s clients. As a primary focus, the sr. consultant will deliver our Cybersecurity Advisory for Private Equity (CAPE) offering, a package of services/assets that identifies and remediates cybersecurity/IT gaps across a PE firm’s entire portfolio of companies. The consultant will often collaborate within a cross-functional team of 3-8+ consultants, working to provide ongoing resiliency and maturity assessments, guidance, and recommendations tailored for each industry client or portfolio company’s key cybersecurity risks. This is a rewarding opportunity to join a high-growth, employee-owned firm and play a pivotal role in assessing and improving the security posture of enterprise environments across a variety of industries.


  • Provide strategic cybersecurity advisory, tech due diligence, risk assessment, and compliance consulting services for enterprise clients, ranging from policy definition to implementation and adoption
  • Actively deliver our CAPE program/offering – Cybersecurity Advisory for Private Equity – to provide ongoing visibility into cybersecurity practices and risks across a private equity firm’s portfolio
  • Implement policies and best practices that allow PE firms and portfolio companies to understand, identify, and withstand critical attack vectors
  • Conduct gap analysis and due diligence on security controls and technologies, implementing compliance and privacy framework, industry standards, and best practices to address shortcomings
  • Perform assessments and audits, identify risks, highlight vulnerabilities, and determine a client’s ability to protect against attacks, detect active threats, and respond/recover from incidents
  • Utilize Intellio™ Hunt, our homegrown proprietary software, along with other common tools to threat hunt for indicators of compromise (IoC) and provide visibility into past and current incidents
  • Manage client relationships and meet with key stakeholders to determine business/functional requirements
  • Promote thought leadership in emerging cybersecurity technologies and best practices through activities like blogs, white papers, attending industry events, Center of Excellence contributions, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • 3-6+ years of professional IT experience focused on cybersecurity
  • Experience working with cybersecurity compliance (PCI, HIPAA) or privacy (GDPR, CCPA) frameworks and/or performing risk assessment work (NIST, due diligence, IT auditing) to align with best practices
  • Preference for technical background in common cybersecurity competencies, such as SIEM, IAM, IDS/IPS, DLP, incident response, threat hunting, Microsoft 365 security, Azure/AWS cloud security, SOAR, etc.
  • Ability to convey complex cybersecurity concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, including executives
  • Experience delivering end-to-end solutions – strategy, design, development, testing, training, and implementation
  • Understanding of high-level application, database, and network security principles for risk identification, mitigation, and analysis
  • Strong sense of urgency with the ability to deliver solutions in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Excellent critical thinking, leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Experience working within a collaborative, cross-functional, team-based environment
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements – COVID-19 permitting

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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