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Cyber Defence Consultant
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Cyber Defence Consultant
A fantastic opportunity for a passionate Security Professional to take the next step into a Cyber Defence Consultant role!
Job DescriptionCyber Defence Consultant
My client's Cyber Defence consultants help clients defend against current and future Cyber threats. We work across a range of areas including strategy, security assessment, attack detection and secure development.
The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver Cyber Defence services to the client's customers. A successful candidate will be required to understand the motivations and methods adopted by a wide range of threat actors and develop a detailed understanding of how exploitation of systems occurs. The candidate must also have technical knowledge of enterprise IT platforms, ideally gained by performing attacks or in responding to them in a hands-on capacity through penetration testing, security monitoring or incident response. Equally, we would welcome applications from candidates with experience in software engineering or network architecture, interested in applying their skills and expertise to security challenges.
My client encourages all their consultants to undertake personal research projects. Their consultants frequently publish advisories, white papers and present at the leading security conferences. The most successful consultants have the ability to challenge previous assumptions and identify innovative methods for solving a problem.
What we need
Ability to deliver hands-on consultancy for my client's customers, including technical activities, report writing and presentation
Ability to maintain target utilisation on client chargeable projects
Can produce research to a publishable standard
Support my client in innovation and growth
Produce scopes, bid content and pre-sales support to help win work.
Who we think will be a great fit
Passionate about information security, defensive security in particular
Innovative mind-set and the ability to challenge existing approaches to information security
Excellent at communicating to both technical and senior-management audiences
Advanced understanding of tools, techniques and procedures that modern attackers use to compromise organisations, ideally from direct experience.
Technical knowledge in one or more of the following specialisms:
Computer programming and scripting
Popular corporate operating systems (Windows, Unix).
CREST Registered Tester (CRT) or Certified Tester (CCT) (Infrastructure or Web Application)
CCNA, MSCA, MSCE or other certifications demonstrating core technical skills
Other security industry specific technical accreditations such as OSCP, OSCE, GIAC, CISSP.
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