Organisations across industries are engaged in an unwanted struggle against multiple and unexpected adversaries, ranging from organised crime rings to nation states and terrorist groups, as well as disgruntled employees and online vigilantes.
It only takes one successful attack to devastate a company’s financial performance, brand, and reputation. And in this current cyber climate, it’s not if an attack will happen, but when. Resilient companies recognise this new normal and stay one step ahead to protect themselves, their customers, partners and vendors against devastating attacks. This is where you come in.
Locations: London or Manchester
Aon’s Cyber Solutions Cyber Associate Program (formerly known as Stroz Friedberg’s Cyber Associate Program) is a twelve month rotational program, beginning in September. Participants will be immersed in our digital forensics, incident response, eDiscovery and proactive security businesses, learning skills in the key areas of information security: digital forensics; penetration testing; incident response (reactively working with an organisation in response to a cyber attack); eDiscovery (application of sophisticated tools and rigorous techniques to help companies interrogate data for key information and facts or make disclosures) and proactive security (identifying vulnerabilities and defending an organisation from adversaries). You will also have exposure to several other facets of the business, giving you a holistic understanding of firm functionality. Your work will support our goal to maximise the health of an organisation, ensuring its longevity, protection, and resilience.
Once you join us for the rotational program, you’re part of Aon’s Cyber Solutions. Upon completing the program, it’s expected that you will be assigned a permanent role in one of our disciplines, based on your preferences, your managers’ assessments, and the firm’s business needs.
By the end of the rotational program, you should be fully prepared for success – whether your work involves application security, pen testing, digital forensics, networking, incident response, or elsewhere.
We are looking for our future leaders. Your advancement in the business signals the success of our program! Each team member, including every associate in our program, plays an integral role in our success. It also allows each individual to gain real on-the-job experience and prepare themselves to step into leadership roles. What’s more, because risk management is our company-wide focus, not a department, all of your contributions are central to our practice.
Our graduate programme provides you with a rare opportunity to experience working in four specialisations before deciding where to grow your career. Associates work side-by-side with our existing employees, across our global offices, gaining exposure on client-facing assignments in each discipline:
Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Incident Response
Proactive Security Advisory & Penetration Testing
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. The program kicks off with a one-week group training and orientation, including soft skills immersion, team building, and technical exercises.
Throughout the program, you will complete courses at highly acclaimed cyber security training institutions. You will also gain valuable information security certifications such as GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner, CREST Practitioner Security Analyst, amongst other.
At the same time, you’ll be going through on-the-job training, for example, working with leading tools and technology in our digital forensics labs, delving into cryptology, testing an application before it goes to market, or responding to a suspected data breach.
Learn from mentors with deep subject matter experience, while working across a variety of technical environments and enterprise networks.
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.
You will also be exposed to a wide variety of technical environments and enterprise networks, working alongside our experienced technologists, who have deep scientific roots. We are elite forensic analysts, computer scientists, malware reverse engineers, Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, and Information Privacy Professionals. We are ISO 27001 (Cyber) certified across multiple service lines (cyber resilience and digital forensics) in seven US cities and the UK, where we have also obtained Cyber Essentials certification. Additionally, we are certified to offer the industry leading CREST (the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers), STAR (Simulated Target Attack and Response), and CBEST cyber security testing services.
Our clients span industry sectors including financial services, healthcare, retail, hospitality, technology & communications, entertainment, and more. One day you may be chasing malicious hackers through a client’s network and the next day analysing messaging apps on an iPhone. The rotational program affords broad exposure to a wide range of real-world security situations.
To apply for our Cyber Associates programmes, you will need a minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), an interest in cyber security, excellent problem-solving skills and effective communication skills for our client facing work.
You will also ideally be proficient in C++, C#, Python, or SQL— assembler languages are a plus
Applications will open on 23rd September 2019, please use the apply button above and complete your application by 15th November 2019. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, as will online tests. Telephone interviews will take place during October and November and Assessment Centres during December 2019.