Director, Cybersecurity

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Research Geotechnology | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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Eurasia Group is seeking an experienced candidate with strong client-facing credentials and familiarity with cybersecurity and related regulatory trends to serve as a Director, Cybersecurity in our expanding Geo-technology practice. This position will play an important role helping Eurasia Group clients navigate political and regulatory uncertainty in the fast-changing  and geopolitically sensitive cybersecurity domain. Competitive candidates will have deep networks and insight into nation state cyber capabilities, governments’ motivations to engage in malicious cyber activity, regulatory trends in cybersecurity, and diplomatic and private sector efforts to develop norms of behavior in cyberspace.

 

This job has two main responsibilities. First, producing insightful, agenda-setting analysis of the geopolitical consequences of nation-state and criminal actions cyberspace, ranging from ransomware incidents to state-backed cyber espionage, to more serious threats against critical infrastructure. Second, explaining to top executives at multinational companies how to navigate the risks and opportunities presented by changing regulations and political responses to malicious cyber activity.

 

In addition to a solid technical background in cybersecurity the ideal candidate will also bring a mix of private sector, technology sector, government policy, and/or international experience to the job. Experience working on cyber policy in the intelligence community or similar position in government would be a strong advantage for this position. This role will involve working closely with other members of the geo-technology practice and other sector, country, and cross-functional Eurasia Group experts.

 

Working directly under Eurasia Group’s Practice Head for Geo-technology, responsibilities for the Director for Cybersecurity will include:

  • Developing original research, analysis and business insights into cybersecurity related political, policy, and technology trends.
  • Advising on developments in evolving nation state offensive and defensive cyber capabilities; government structures involved in determining cybersecurity and other cyber related policies such as encryption; data protection, and supply chain security policies; multilateral, plurilateral, and bilateral cybersecurity cooperation; and government-industry cybersecurity cooperation – along with the consequences for companies and investors of these trends.
  • Some knowledge of related technology sectors such as 5G, artificial intelligence, semiconductors, and quantum computing and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with existing and emerging technologies would also be beneficial.
  • Developing and delivering insightful effective client presentations, workshops, briefings, and memos on cybersecurity-related political, technology, and regulatory trends.
  • Developing Eurasia Group’s thought leadership on the geopolitics of cybersecurity and related tech regulation through op-eds, articles, and public speaking engagements.
  • Leading client projects related to cybersecurity and related broader data/tech policy issues, including scoping and delivery of work, team management, and client relationship management.
  • Participating in client calls and written updates on breaking events
  • Taking the initiative in working on business development and other client focused-consulting projects.
  • Assisting in the design and development of new research products and analytical tools, such as policy trackers, informational graphics, and explainers on new topics and themes meriting deeper coverage.

Our work environment is often fast-paced and very demanding. You must have an entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual rigor, and strong discipline. You will be expected to manage complex research projects on tight deadlines. You must have excellent written and oral presentation skills in English and be comfortable presenting and defending your analysis before senior executives at some of the world’s largest companies.

You must have professional experience that reflects strong skills as an analyst and a communicator. Candidates should have a mix of public sector and private sector experience; a management consulting background or other experience managing complex projects is a plus. Candidates with significant in-country and sectoral experience are preferred, and a relevant advanced degree is required. Strong writing skills and a deep professional network on cybersecurity issues are a must. Professional/research fluency in at least one language relevant to areas covered by the Geo-technology Practice is a plus but not a requirement, as is proficiency with PowerPoint.

Applicants will be considered for the firm’s Washington DC or New York offices, and all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

At Eurasia Group, the health and safety of our employees are our top priority.  Proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required as a condition of employment.

We strive to put politics first for our clients. This requires us to maintain a company culture that puts people first. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, empowering, and globally minded. We firmly believe that diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion, disability, and age brings ideas and perspectives to the table that make our analysis stronger for our clients and make our company a better place to work for our people. Our leadership team is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into everything we do and how we lead.