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Cyber Security Consultant

Employer
WithSecure
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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WithSecure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts - diverse, talented, and passionate people - working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

We have openings for NCSC CHECK Team Members (CTMs) within our London and Manchester offices. Your role will include penetration testing and security assessments. Depending on your skill, aptitude and career goals, your role can include, but won't be limited to:
  • Attack Detection Capability Assessments
  • Attack Path Mapping exercises
  • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Mainframe Security Assessments
  • Red Team & Targeted Attack Simulations

The ideal candidate will be keen to produce security research that push the industry forward, and contribute to WithSecure Labs (https://labs.withsecure.com/) . Each consultant is expected to continue their education. In particular CREST CCT (App/Inf), Cyber Scheme CSTL and Offensive Security certifications are valued. WithSecure will invest in your education and provide maximum support to ensure that your skills remain relevant throughout your career here.

WithSecure consultants have an 80% utilization target, meaning that 20% of your time will be spent some of the following:
  • Training (receiving, as well as delivering)
  • Research
  • Internal Security Assessments

What we need

We solve complex cyber-security problems daily and to do so requires an interesting and comprehensive set of skills. To be successful at WithSecure and help our clients with their challenges you'll need the following:
  • A passion for security

WithSecure' s consultations are passionate about what they do. They have a passion for computers, hackings, security and most importantly, solving problems. If this wasn't your job, it would be your hobby.

At WithSecure Consulting, we believe in technical excellence, its how we demonstrate our passion.
  • Self-motivation

You're not going to be told what to do all the time - we will support your progression, but it will be up to you. With an understanding what is important to the business and our client, you will be given opportunity to determine how your time is best spent. We are an output driven business, this is to say that your output is what is ultimately important, we don't micromanage.

You will be working with the industry's top consultants. They are there to support you, provided that you demonstrate that you are doing your best.
  • Communication skills

Communication skills is as important as your technical abilities. The ability to write excellent reports will already be measured during your first 12 weeks at WithSecure. In addition to written communication skills, you are expected to have good verbal communication skills.

You will have the ability to explain complex technical issues to a wide range of audiences which often include senior business stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive in high-pressure environments

Consulting is hard work, and pressure is high. WithSecure has high standards and high expectations of consultants. We work with some of the biggest and most interesting businesses in the word. This inevitably results in often stressful but particularly exciting and rewarding work.

An ideal candidate will have 2 years' industry experience, as well as:
  • A valid NCSC CHECK Team Member accreditation and working towards CCT/CSTL

We're also always considering motivated, proactive, problem-solvers, at any level. So if you're keen on cyber security and want to make a start in the industry, please feel free to also apply and we can consider you for an Associate Security Consultant position.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and respects all people, regardless of their background, identity, or experience. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for our success as a company and for our customers' satisfaction. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives.

If you need any accommodations during the application or interview process, please let us know.

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