When is attack no form of defence?
In a virtual world, how real is risk? Is it really a matter of when, not if? How does security power success? If technology’s the problem can it also be the solution? Is too much information dangerous? When the worst happens, what's next? Want to have all the answers?
What can you do in Cyber?
Our client list includes major organisations in every industry, from financial services, global technology companies and huge retail brands (to name but a few) to the public sector and the many varied organisations that come under that umbrella. You may well find that the project you’re working on is headlines news. You’ll have endless opportunities to work on all kinds of client engagements, collaborating with our network of talented professionals across the world.
You could be on a rapid response team that travels across the world at a moment’s notice to guide a client through a cyber attack. You could be transforming how a business operates, from its infrastructure to its human behaviours. You could be creating innovative new products. Or analysing potential cyber threats to understand which would have the biggest impact. The opportunities are vast, so you’re guaranteed to find something that really interests you.
Whether you join us on the technical or non-technical side, you’ll be among true innovators. Together, we’re constantly seeking new ways to solve complex problems and deliver more. For example, working on how to translate complex technical issues into more business friendly information. Developing a "red button" alert, so we can deliver instant support to clients in the event of a privacy or security breach. Finding better ways to define metrics. Leading the way with subscription-based managed services.
You’re sure to make a huge impact here, for your clients and your career, and for wider society too. You can help us train organisations in what it means to be cyber aware; work with non-profit organisations that teach young adults how to stay safe online; or become one of our many cyber security ambassadors, who’ve worked in schools and on government initiatives, such as Cyber First.
What do our people say?
What do you do? And what do you like most about it?
When I describe my job to friends I say “Remember the cyber attack that happened to X organisation? My job is to help make sure that either doesn’t happen again or, if it does, that they can respond and recover as quickly as possible”. All four Cyber groups: Strategy, Secure, Vigilant and Resilient are growing fast. So, whatever industry or area you’re interested in, there’s always an opportunity to put your hand up to get involved.
I love the diversity of projects, people and places we work. I love the opportunities I am given to shape the career I want. I love the flexibility to work when I need to, and the focus on adding value, not just being present for the sake of it. You’ll love it here if you enjoy travelling around the country, learning lots all at once, and want to have an interesting, increasingly relevant career.
However, it’s not for you if you still use ‘password’ or any variant, as your password.
Do you get many learning and development opportunities?
The learning curve in the first year is massive. I never thought I’d get the hang of fulfilling the (rightly) high expectations of the client and managers, but the support is there and those that want to succeed can, even if it seems an impossibly high mountain to start with.
I hope to develop specialist knowledge in the ‘people’ side of Cyber, be that Insider Risk, cultural training and awareness, or elsewhere. I’m starting to work with colleagues that specialise in these areas, so I can learn more.
I’m currently working on a big client with over 150 other Deloitte people. They have a large international presence, with opportunities to work in Denmark, the Netherlands, the US and more. I’ve gained some great experience and built a fantastic network – it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn.
What’s been your most exciting project?
I was lucky enough to work on one of the biggest cyber-attacks to happen to one of the largest companies in the world. There was a team of 150+ and we were working all hours. It was hard, high pressure, but exciting.
I have to say the biggest challenge is keeping up with everything you want to do. Sometimes you have to accept you can’t be involved with everything.
Do you feel you’ve made much progress since you joined?
I’ve progressed a lot. The quality of work I’m able to deliver and my knowledge of Cyber has increased greatly.
I’m currently living away from home, working with a large client. The size of the client means everyone here is away from home, so you get to meet and work with different people from all over the world and across divisions in the company. It’s a great opportunity to expand your network.