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Cyber Defence Consultant

MWR's Cyber Defence consultants help clients defend against current and future cyber threats. We work across a range of areas including strategy, security assessment, attack detection and secure development.

The primary responsibility of this role is to deliver Cyber Defence services to MWR’s clients. A successful candidate will be required to understand the motivations and methods adopted by a wide range of threat actors and develop a detailed understanding of how exploitation of systems occurs. The candidate must also have technical knowledge of enterprise IT platforms, ideally gained by performing attacks or in responding to them in a hands-on capacity through penetration testing, security monitoring or incident response. Equally, we would welcome applications from candidates with experience in software engineering or network architecture, interested in applying their skills and expertise to security challenges.

MWR InfoSecurity encourages all our consultants to undertake personal research projects. Our consultants frequently publish advisories, white papers and present at the leading security conferences. The most successful consultants have the ability to challenge previous assumptions and identify innovative methods for solving a problem.

What we need…

  • Ability to deliver hands-on consultancy for MWR’s clients, including technical activities, report writing and presentation
  • Ability to maintain target utilisation on client chargeable projects
  • Can produce research to a publishable standard
  • Support MWR in innovation and growth
  • Produce scopes, bid content and pre-sales support to help win work.

Work with great people

Tinus Green
Information Security Consultant
"The fact that MWR performs research driven security work is the reason I work here. "
Sean Nel
Senior Software Engineer
"If you like working on cool, new stuff with lekker people"
Annike Taljaard
Associate Information Security Consultant
"With the supportive company structure, we are encouraged not just to grow, but to grow in the direction that we want"
Jaco Erasmus
Ruby Developer
"In my two years at MWR, It has been amazing to work for an industry-leading company with a very energetic, positive and engaging culture. "

Skills & Requirements

Who we think will be a great fit…

  • Passionate about information security, defensive security in particular
  • Innovative mind-set and the ability to challenge existing approaches to information security
  • Excellent at communicating to both technical and senior-management audiences
  • Advanced understanding of tools, techniques and procedures that modern attackers use to compromise organisations, ideally from direct experience.
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following specialisms:
  • Computer programming and scripting
  • Networking
  • Software engineering
  • Popular corporate operating systems (Windows, Unix).

Bonus Points…

  • CREST Registered Tester (CRT) or Certified Tester (CCT) (Infrastructure or Web Application)
  • CCNA, MCSA, MCSE or other certifications demonstrating core technical skills
  • Other security industry specific technical accreditations such as OSCP, OSCE, GIAC, CISSP.

Great Place to Work

  • Working for MWR is exciting – and serious fun

  • Meaningful and dynamic work

  • Research-driven company

  • MWR Akademy - Be part of the global security elite

  • We continually invest in our people

  • Warning: we also have Nerf guns

About the company

We're on a mission to find the world's best security talent. The question is, can you hack it?

We need people who are highly intelligent and passionate about our work. It's highly rewarding with great benefits – along with an awesome environment in which to learn from the best.

Don't see the job that sounds right for you? Then think on... We don't pigeonhole people. We recognize talent and believe in shaping roles to people, not the other way around.

So if you think you've got what we need, just explore our vacancies to explore the possibilities.

2003It begins... MWR InfoSecurity is founded.

2006MWR publishes it's first security advisory, an early step in establishing our research-led culture

2006Our first presentation at DEFCON, the first of many successful security conference appearances

2008We officially launch MWR Labs, the home of our leading security research, resources and testing tools

2008HackFu, our unique themed cyber security experience kicks off, becoming an annual fixture.

2010MWR secures its first of multiple pwn2own wins, this time finding a major vulnerability in Apple’s Safari browser

2015Launch of Countercept, a managed attack detection service leveraging the years of cyber security expertise within MWR.

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins the F-Secure family which leads to a presence in a total of 5 continents

Aref Abedi (Jobylon) | Contact Person

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