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Cyber Risk Consultant

  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
€3,500 - €6,000 per monthBusiness Security

Job description

You are the strategic partner of our clients, supporting them on a project basis with their security management. You play a crucial role in further growing and professionalising the team and building ‘trusted partner’ relationships with clients.

What you do

As a Cyber Risk Consultant, you advise clients on the most suitable and cost-effective measures for security risks. You bridge the gap between security and the business of the organisation. In doing so, you make the client aware of their governance responsibility and provide insight into the current situation. You present your advice to the board of the organisation and lead to concrete decision-making and implementation of possible improvements. You are that strategic sparring partner of the client.

The projects you work on are diverse and relate to topics such as security management (ISO 27001), risk management, compliance with standards and frameworks (NIST, DNB Good Practice) or cyber security legislation (NIS2, DORA), and of course Northwave’s total holistic approach to intelligent security operations. Your role can vary from conducting an assessment, managing and contributing to an implementation or an advisory role. Within these projects, we regularly collaborate with experts from other teams within Northwave.

In addition to your advisory function to organisations, you also ensure that the client acts on the given advice. You play a crucial role in identifying potential consultancy opportunities for Northwave. Always from an ‘consultative selling mindset;  where the added value for the client comes first. The clients you work with vary in size from medium-large to large international companies, in various sectors. They are mainly located in the Netherlands, but also some in Belgium, Germany or have various locations worldwide.

The team

As a Cyber Risk Consultant, you are part of the Risk Advisory team. As a team, we always strive for a high-quality but pragmatic approach, where the advice is implemented in a workable solution. We avoid long and bureaucratic documentation and focus on achieving the best and most pragmatic result possible. The team consists of 15+ Business Security Consultants, each with their own expertise. In addition, we work closely with the other teams within Northwave and always strive for an integrated approach. We have a strong ambition in the Risk Advisory domain, also internationally. This requires growth in expertise, seniority and further professionalisation of the team.

You like to

  • Understand (complex) organisations and their business models in a short time 
  • Get to the core of an issue quickly 
  • Present to a board 
  • Help organisations to improve 
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Design a strategy and roadmap for the client’s cyber landscape 
  • Connect with clients and collaborate with colleagues from different departments

What you can expect

  • Macbook, iPhone and lease car
  • A market-based salary, depending on your knowledge and experience ranging between €4,000 and €8,000 per month.
  • 25 vacation days
  • Good pension scheme
  • Company-wide courses and individual training opportunities to further develop yourself
  • More than 250 passionate colleagues to work with and learn from 
  • Fun Northwave events and parties, look here on our work page for an overview

Job requirements

  • Several years (3+) of experience as a cyber security consultant, or in a similar role.
  • Expertise in security management, risk management, relevant standards and legislation. But most importantly; we are looking for someone with a real passion for the profession. A ‘vakidioot’ as we call it within Northwave, with an ‘expert leadership’ influence on the team.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and no problem working independent.
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.
  • CISM/CISSP/CISA/CRISK/CIPM or related certifications are a plus, but not necessary.


What is important to you in your next step? We would love to hear from you and would like to talk to you. For more information, apply directly or contact Julia.

+31 6 22076149

  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
€3,500 - €6,000 per month
Business Security


  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
€3,500 - €6,000 per month
Business Security