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IBM Security Services Consultant - Operational Technology (f/m/x) in Berlin, Germany


Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today's businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM's clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities


  • Effectively perform different cybersecurity assessments including elaborative Risk Assessments based on IEC62443, NIST or equivalent, dedicated towards Operational Technology (OT) engagements.

  • Must be comfortable in performing Technical Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing on OT environment with tool based and manual methods.

  • Conducting ICS/OT site assessments to identify business critical systems and develop effective risk mitigation measures.

  • Develop cybersecurity architectures for IT/OT integrated environments detailing out component level information.

  • Develop IT/OT Operating model, Governance frameworks including Development of Policies, guidelines, and procedures apt for the specific business environment of clients

  • Large scale design and implementation of OT Visibility and Threat management solutions covering all OT systems and devices across plants considering network performance and security requirements.

  • Design IT/OT Security Operation center (SOC) strategies, implement technical integration solutions, develop SOC use cases.

  • Developing OT cyber security strategies, developing and implementing transformation programs.

  • Drafting and presenting impactful reports as part of delivery activities suitable for Plant Operation, Maintenance stakeholder as well as management & cybersecurity stakeholders including and up to C-level executives.

  • Support business development by preparing responses to RFI & RFPs by clients including effort estimation.

  • Support innovation by identifying and developing potential accelerators to bring in efficiency in terms of offering and delivering.

  • Building and developing long term relationships with all stakeholders internally and with clients.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A minimum of ten years of working experience in a professional business environment with extensive work in OT environments in plants or affiliates preferably across domains like Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and FMCG

  • Bachelor's Degree in Automation, Electronics, Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred

  • Extensive knowledge and experience (designing, commissioning, or maintaining) ICS systems e.g., SCADA, SIS, EMS, DCS or PLC. Experience in supporting or troubleshooting industrial protocols such as Ethernet/IP, OPC, Modbus, Profinet, HART, FF etc.

  • Strong experience in designing and configuring network security devices like next generation/OT firewalls of popular vendors, IDS, IPS etc. and endpoint security solutions apt for OT environments

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Strong understanding of security standards and guidelines like IEC 62443/ISA 99, NIST 800-82, C2M2, ISO27000.

  • A passion for advisory and cybersecurity topics together with willingness to continuous self-development.

  • Strong communication skills (Local language and English, written and verbal) to effectively communicate with both technical/non-technical audiences from lower to leadership hierarchy.

  • Ability to author technical and non-technical documents for varying audiences from technical automation personnel to senior security or operations personnel

  • Possession of any security certificates (e.g., CSSA, GICSP, GRID, CISSP, or ISA 62443) is a plus.

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