Cyber Security Associate - Cardiff

Recruiter
PwC UK
Location
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job description PWC have a number of opportunities to start a career in our Cyber Security practice, within the Ethical Hacking team based in Cardiff as part of a significant investment in this business area. We offer an opportunity to work closely with some of the largest clients across the world in testing the effectiveness of their security controls in both the technology and human process spaces. No technology based solution can prevent human error so we work closely with our clients to become their trusted advisors offering far more than commodity penetration testing. Using blended teams of experts from across our Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Software Assurance and Ethical Hacking teams we provide customised solutions that meet the business objectives of our clients. The Ethical Hacking team compromised individuals with a variety of backgrounds, software development, computer networking, systems administration, hardware testing, reverse engineering, RF engineering and those that have recently come from an academic study or research background. Our strength lies in our continuing expansion of our capabilities and our investment in training and research to ensure we develop our staff in to become truly world class experts in their chosen specialisms. Responsibilities As an Associate, you'll work as part of a large team with extensive consulting and industry experience, working closely with more senior team members to scope and deliver security testing engagements for our clients, while undertaking a rigorous training and study program. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of clients, while reporting to Managers and above Work as a part of a team both consuming and also creating and delivering training materials according to your existing strengths Establish effective working relationships with colleagues and with clients Contribute to the development of personal and team wide technical skills Keep up to date with the latest security related research and news stories Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Be actively involved in business development activities Work closely with other internal PWC teams to share knowledge About the role An Associate in our Ethical Hacking team will be looking to become an expert in the cyber security field and will already be aware of the need to build their career aligned to CREST or CHECK industry standards in order to support our clients' businesses. PWC support staff with mentoring, training and revision time to enable them to progress through industry exams. PWC has a large team of experienced industry veterans who will support all new staff through their career progression with a view to eventually becoming part of the CHECK scheme to enable deployment on government and military projects. Staff will be required to undertake an SC level clearance as part of this role. You will become a generalist with experience across both infrastructure and application testing but specialities in specific areas can be developed and honed as your career develops. This role would suit someone who is looking to become comfortable working hands on across the cyber security spectrum but who is already comfortable with the basics of computers, networking and simple software applications such as scripting, Python or Visual Basic. We will offer you opportunities to develop your skills in different areas of cyber security. We are looking for staff from a mix of backgrounds to complement each other as part of a team so any specific experience is not a strict necessity for this role. Duties and Responsibilities In this role, you can expect to perform any of the following client delivery work Infrastructure testing, both internal and external Application testing of both web and proprietary applications and protocols Mobile systems testing including RF and WiFi solutions Hardware research and IoT attacks Research into cryptography techniques and implementations Research into novel techniques and capabilities Report writing and customer delivery meetings Training and mentoring of junior team members Supporting other business teams such as Incident Response and Threat Intelligence You can also expect to perform the following business development activities Meet with clients to understand their needs and help produce proposals to address them Develop toolkits and methodologies to enhance our sales and delivery capability Contribute to research, public blogs and whitepapers to improve our public profile Attend and speak at conferences within the Information Security community Contribute to recruitment campaigns to identify future staff members Collaborate to develop new and innovative security services for our clients Essential skills and experience As a minimum, candidates for this role must have the following Some (however limited) practical experience of the basics of computers, networking and simple software applications such as scripting, Python or Visual Basic. Strong academic background such as a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a science, technology or maths related subject (candidates without academic degrees must be able to demonstrate professional development and supporting vocational and industry qualification) Excellent business writing skills, particularly report writing skills An understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals such as networks, operating systems and databases While not prerequisites, the following will be advantageous Knowledge of infrastructure and application security testing requirements and techniques Command line experience of Windows or Linux operating systems Any cyber/information security certification (e.g. CREST, TIGER, Cyber Scheme, SANS, CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC) Experience of internal or external consulting or audit engagements Exposure to multi-tier, web based and cloud based IT architectures Knowledge of security technologies (e.g. AV, SIEM, IDM, IPS, F/W, SSO, DLP) Who we're looking for We are looking for individuals that thrive in a high tech, entrepreneurial environment such that they are comfortable working independently with little supervision and have a strong desire to learn and a willingness to share knowledge. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a team environment and who understand that we are far more than the sum of our parts when working collaboratively both with colleagues and also with clients and third parties. People that succeed in our business have a passion for cyber security, are naturally inquisitive and get a buzz from solving complex problems. Furthermore, they have a good attention to detail allied with exceptional analytical and technical aptitude. Most of all, they are or have as a desire to be excellent communicators as we are in a business founded on strong relationships. About PwC We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them. The skills we look for in future employees All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply Diversity We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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