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Cyber Defense Junior Consultantat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Data Security
Post Date: 
Sep 29, 2021
Remote, Remote
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Focal Point Data Risk, a CDW Company, is one that delivers a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of consulting service offerings.  Focal Point has brought together industry-leading expertise in cyber security, identity governance and access management, data privacy and analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services, giving companies everything, they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide our clients with the flexible support they need to protect and leverage data across any part of their organization. Simply put, CDW-Focal Point is the next generation of risk management. 

The security industry is rapidly developing, and innovation is constant. At CDW Focal Point, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve in delivering in-demand and creative solutions to our clients. Our team is looking to develop individuals new to security or security consulting to grow our cloud security and DevSecOps practices. The role includes best-in-class pay along with opportunity for significant career acceleration.
We take an alternative approach to career development. We are not looking for years of experience or a deeply technical background. If you are driven to learn, we will support you in developing the necessary skills. That approach is reflected in the responsibilities and required qualifications.


What you will get to do:

  • Work with customer teams to support the design, deployment and improvement of cloud, network and endpoint security measures.
  • Learn directly from some industry-leading defensive cyber security experts at CDW Focal Point.
  • Optimize customer security platforms to improve operational effectiveness.
  • Engage with other CDW Focal Point and customer teams to get and share information to improve processes and security posture.
  • Document designs, configurations, test plans and other types of technical documentation.

What you’ll need to succeed: 


  • Relevant experience in cybersecurity and information technology preferred.

Technical Skills & Proficiency

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill with common security controls such as firewalls and antimalware solutions.
  • Technical experience with networks, operating systems (i.e., Windows, Linux), applications, etc.
  • Working knowledge with common cloud, network and/or endpoint platforms.
  • Ability to review, produce and make recommended changes to existing cyber security platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Degree in Computer Science, engineering, information systems, or equivalent work experience is required.
  • Cloud certifications (AWS/Azure/GCP) desirable.
  • Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) and/or Security+ certifications desirable.
  • Other cybersecurity certifications desirable.

Travel and Location:

  • Telecommute available, with travel averaging 50%
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