• Cyber Associate

    Requisition ID 2444309
    Job Family GB-London
  • Posting Description

    Cyber Associate


    We’re hiring!


    Aon is currently recruiting a Cyber Associate to join our team in London. The Cyber Associate Program is a 9-month rotational program, beginning in August 2018, where you will be immersed in our Proactive and Reactive services.  You can expect to learn skills in the key areas of information security: digital forensics; pen testing; intellectual property and trade secret protection; incident response (i.e. working with an organization in response to a cyber-attack); and security advisory (i.e. proactively identifying vulnerabilities and remediation). Your work will support our goal to maximize the health of an organization, ensuring its longevity, protection, and resilience. 


    This full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits also provides you with a rare opportunity to experience working in three specializations before deciding where to commit. Associates work side-by-side with our existing employees, across our global offices, gaining exposure to client-facing assignments in each discipline. You will learn from managers and colleagues with robust technical and legal backgrounds, many of whom contributed directly to developing the foundations of the practice of cyber-focused law enforcement.


    From the very beginning of the program, you will be immersed in learning activities focused on boosting your business and client management skills, and equipping you with technical qualifications. You will be exposed to a wide variety of technical environments and enterprise networks while working alongside our experienced technologists. Once you join us for the rotational program, you are part of Stroz Friedberg, an Aon Company. Upon completing the program, it is expected that you will be assigned a position within one of our cyber disciplines, based on your preferences, your managers’ assessments, and the firm’s business needs.


    About Aon


    Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.  Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


    Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Perform tasks related to technical consulting engagements involving digital forensics, incident response and information security.
    • Help identify clients’ risks related to internal IT infrastructure, publicly available IT assets and other relevant attack surfaces.
    • Evaluate and maintain proficiency with industry standard tools and practices.
    • Preserve and analyze data from laptop and desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices.
    • Design, develop, document, analyze, test and modify computer systems & programs.
    • Conduct statistical analysis of large data sets and other investigative components of cases.
    • Learn to present complex technical matters and analysis clearly and concisely.
    • Help uncover causes of clients’ network intrusions/data breaches, and increase knowledge of malware.
    • Aid in the development of IT security risk metrics.
    • Research and pilot security software (commercial and open-source).
    • Assist in developing proprietary tools and programs to aid in matters of forensic analysis, network incident response, and penetration testing.
    • Work alongside our physical security specialists, digital forensic examiners and data breach experts.
    • Stay abreast of the current regulatory environment, industry trends and related implications.
    • Recognize methods used by white-collar criminals and employ this knowledge to help guide investigations and institute preventative solutions.
    • Anticipate and respond to changing priorities in demanding, high-energy environments.
    • Develop and broaden skills through training and research.
    • Contribute to and attend in-house training sessions.
    • Suggest and pursue firm-enhancing projects that draw on your skills and academic interests.                      

    Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.


    Essential Requirements


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering, Digital Forensics or other relevant subjects.
    • Strong analytic, qualitative and quantitative reasoning skills.
    • Creative problem solving abilities.
    • Exceptional work ethic; high level of professionalism and adherence to ethical standards.
    • Motivated and positive mindset.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, plus attention to details.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office, and familiarity with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operation systems.

    Preferred Requirements


    • Demonstrable interest in computer system hardware and software.
    • Familiarity with mobile device operating systems including iOS and Android.
    • Knowledge of computer networking technologies.
    • Flexibility to collaborate or work independently; to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt to changing priorities; and to travel globally, as client work may demand short notice travel.
    • Proficiency with C++, C#, Python, or SQL— Assembler languages are a plus.

    Salary and Benefits


    This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.


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