Graduate Ethical Hacking Cyber Specialist - Spring 2020

PWC · Competitive · Wales
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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
  • Highly desirable for applicants to have introductory knowledge in a high level coding language such as: Python, C, C++, C#, Matlab, Bash or Powershell
  • A curious mind and a genuine passion for cyber security is expected
  • Successful candidates will be required to undertake a UK Government SC level clearance as part of this role


  • You can 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

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deal with some of the most urgent issues facing businesses and governments
  • In our technical Specialist Advisory team, you’ll be helping clients reduce their exposure to threats, improve their defences and respond to cyber incidents
  • 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

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