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Graduate Ethical Hacking Cyber Specialist Cardiff

PwC
PwC
  • Entry Requirements: Stem Degree, 2.1 Degree
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Deadline: Ongoing
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A career in our Threat, Intelligence and Vulnerability Management practice, within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. You’ll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

Our team helps organisations to rapidly and effectively respond to threats against potential security incidents by helping to detect, respond to, investigate, and remediate threats across the incident management life cycle.

Graduate programme
Our graduate training programme is underpinned by a development framework that broadens and deepens your knowledge and skills within the Ethical Hacking Technical Specialism. You'll learn from formal training and hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up business, personal and technical skills you can use across the network, and throughout your career.

Technology
We recognise that to bring value to our clients, we need to provide the best advice around technological innovation. With us, you’ll be at the forefront of new initiatives and explore emerging technologies and trends to help businesses.

Cyber Security
In Cyber Security we deal with some of the most urgent issues facing businesses and governments today. We help organisations from all sectors operate securely in the digital world. Our expertise enables clients to resist, detect and respond to cyber attacks. In our technical Specialist Advisory team, you’ll be helping clients reduce their exposure to threats, improve their defences and respond to cyber incidents. We also help our clients address the legal issues around breaches, data protection and privacy and implement a culture and environment where people understand how to behave securely and do the right thing.

Our Specialist Advisory team is focused on supporting highly technical specialisms which help our clients to detect and respond to vulnerabilities in their IT environments. On this three year programme you’ll dedicate yourself to the specialism that you join to build up your technical knowledge and experience to be an effective technical cyber security expert.

Focusing on highly technical niche services you can help our clients with

  • Ethical hacking to exposure vulnerabilities in client IT systems
  • Identifying and monitoring malicious activity on client networks
  • Actively tracking and disrupting cyber threat actors and seeking out new ones
  • Investigating networks which attackers have compromised and removing threat actors.

This is one of our Cyber Security technical specialism programs based within the Ethical Hacking team.Working as an ethical hacker in our Offensive Security team, you will spend your time legally breaking into computer networks, websites, mobile applications, OT and IoT environments. Aiming to provide specific recommendations to our leading clients (mostly top 500 organisations in the public and private sectors) to help them keep hackers out.
The program will also include some exposure to the work of the incident response team to ensure staff can be effect at providing support in the event of a major incident.

What you’ll gain
The Specialist Advisory pathway is a three year programme. In Cardiff, you’ll be dedicating yourself to the Ethical Hacking specialism from day one. This will allow you to build up the required technical knowledge and experience to be an effective cyber security expert.

What's the deal?
Join a world class team of qualified ethical hackers.

Take part in one of the largest formal training programmes in the world and gain the industry leading CREST qualifications to really boost your Cyber career.

Throughout your first twelve months you will work towards your CPSA certification with additional training in year two and three working towards gaining the CREST CRT qualification and ability to join the government CHECK scheme. There will be an option to attempt the advanced level CREST CCT Infrastructure or Application exams for those who have reached the appropriate levels of competency.

What you need to get in
You'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree (or above) in any subject however a STEM degree is preferable.

No specific IT knowledge or Information Security knowledge is required to apply for this programme. It is however highly desirable that applicants will have done an introductory programming module as part of their degree course that provides some knowledge of simple code development in a high level language such as Python, C, C++, C#, Matlab, Bash or Powershell.

A curious mind and a genuine passion for cyber security is expected - the pace of change in this industry sector is so high that candidates will need to spend some personal time reviewing twitter, blogs and news articles in order to stay up to date.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a UK Government SC level clearance as part of this role.

The PwC Deal

We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.​
 

Diversity and inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential 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. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity

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.