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Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate - Summer 2024 - Los Angeles

💼 Graduate Job

Los Angeles

🤑 $91.8K

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  • The ideal candidate for the Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate position in Los Angeles must have a strong technical background in computer science or engineering, possess excellent problem-solving skills, and demonstrate a keen interest in understanding and solving clients' business challenges. Effective time management and communication skills, along with the ability to work well both independently and in a team, are essential. A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 and the willingness to travel are also preferred. Optional qualifications include a background in cybersecurity or information security, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree with an interest in cybersecurity and data privacy.
  • As a Cybersecurity and Privacy Associate, you will work closely with the team on various projects such as ethical hacking, cyber threat monitoring, cloud security, identity/access management, privacy/data protection, incident management, cyber war gaming, program design, AI in cybersecurity, secure code design, and aligning business and cyber strategies. Additionally, you will contribute to business growth and development opportunities.

Graduate Job

Software EngineeringLos Angeles


  • 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, artificial intelligence, etc.  
  • 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, Computer Science, Information Systems
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. program in Data analytics, Informatics, Management with Cybersecurity (minor)
  • B.S. program with a specialization in Technology – “Hands on technology experience”
  • 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
  • B.S. in Cybersecurity or Information Security
  • Optional – Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree with interest in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Minimum major and overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 preferred
  • Ability to travel as required

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Associates can expect to work closely with the Cybersecurity & Privacy 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
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cybersecurity
  • 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.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Los Angeles


91800 USD