Cyber careers with PwC

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This has meant that we’ve become more dependent on digital processes and data.

And that’s why we need cyber security. In an era where we share more information and transact digitally more often, we need to feel confident this is secure and that our information is not lost or compromised.

What we do

In our team, you’ll be part of an international network helping organisations tackle one of the most dynamic and urgent issues they face: how to operate and grow safely in a progressive cyber ecosystem. Our core advisory teams are experts in their fields. They work globally to support our clients across the public, private and financial sectors, helping them to understand and reduce their exposure to cyber risk.

Our specialist advisors help 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.

It’s a vast and complex field that involves everything from cyber security strategy and technical design, implementing effective security solutions and processes, to responding to cyber incidents and breaches.

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There are many options and opportunities in Cyber Security. For new graduates joining the cyber security team we have three graduate pathways on offer.

Regardless which pathway you choose you’ll help the uncertainty, and manage the complex cyber security matters faced on a daily basis. You may also have the opportunity to be sponsored through the MSc Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Core Advisory
Core Advisory is focused on supporting a broad range of risk and business consulting specialisms focused on helping our clients to manage their exposure to cyber risk. This two year programme is broken into four rotations of six months each, where you’ll gain the diverse experience needed to develop develop your cyber security skills and expertise. Some of the services we offer to our clients include:
  • Assessing and measuring their exposure to cyber security risk
  • Developing a strategy and vision for tackling cyber security
  • Designing and implementing the secure IT architecture a client needs to be secure
  • Designing and putting in place security training and awareness programmes
  • Gaining experience of security operations and incident response.
Specialist Advisory
Specialist Advisory is focused on supporting highly technical specialisms which help our client to detect and respond to vulnerabilities in their IT environments. On this two 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.
Network information security
Our Network Information Security (NIS), operates outside Information Technology (IT) and is responsible for our Cyber Readiness Programme from security strategy to the execution, moving from local to globally-provided services. You’ll identify, control, and reduce the attack surface across the PwC network while increasing our adversaries’ cost of attack. In order to deliver the Cyber Readiness Program, the NIS team is split into the following areas:
  • Information Security Risk and Compliance (ISRC)
  • Chief Information Security Office (CISO)
  • Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation and Transformation (SAEIT)
  • Cyber Security Services
  • Strategy and Alliances
  • Chief of Staff
If you're seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your cyber security skills through major change on a global scale, then NIS will encourage you to do so.
What we do
In our team, you’ll be part of an international network helping organisations tackle one of the most dynamic and urgent issues they face: how to operate and grow safely in a progressive cyber ecosystem. Our core advisory teams are experts in their fields. They work globally to support our clients across the public, private and financial sectors, helping them to understand and reduce their exposure to cyber risk.

Our specialist advisors help clients reduce their exposure to threats, improve their defences and respond to cyber incidents. We also help our clients address the legal issues around breachers, data protection and privacy and implement a culture and environment where people understand how to behave securely and do the right thing.

It’s a vast and complex field that involves everything from cyber security strategy and technical design, implementing effective security solutions and processes, to responding to cyber incidents and breaches.
What you'll do
There are many options and opportunities in Cyber Security. For those interested in technology, systems and networks, you’ll get to monitor and detect network abnormalities, respond to incidents, learn how to generate and apply threat intelligence, advise on identity and access management, support organisations in their response to a crisis or perhaps become an ethical hacker.

You could be responsible for unpicking breach indicators from live memory captures, deploying host and network monitoring agents across an enterprise, reverse engineering custom malware samples or penetrating client networks and systems to find threats and vulnerabilities.

If you’re interested and passionate about cyber security but feel more comfortable dealing in the business risk side, you’ll help our clients understand the benefits of managing potential risks. This could include helping with strategy, evaluating their landscape, designing target operating models, or implementing new solutions.

It’s a role where you’ll help clients resolve the uncertainty, and manage complex cyber security matters they face on a daily basis.
Training and development
Whichever path you choose, as your skills develop, you’ll get the opportunity to help co-ordinate an engagement team, develop new service offerings, or maybe help advise a FTSE 100 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on developing a cyber security programme. You could work with senior executives to help them understand the threats facing their organisation and responsibilities. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about some of our specialisms such as identity and access management, smart metering, payment security, threat intelligence, incident response, data protection and privacy, and people and culture change.

You may also have the opportunity to be sponsored through the MSc Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London.
What we look for
  • A 2:1 or above in any degree subject and a keen interest in cyber security and analytical skills

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