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Penetration Tester - Cyber Security

  • Basingstoke +2 more
  • Basingstoke +2 more

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

We have openings for mid-level consultants within our London, Basingstoke and Manchester offices. Your role will include penetration testing and security assessments. Depending on your skill, aptitude and career goals, your role can include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Attack Detection Capability Assessments
  • Attack Path Mapping exercises
  • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Mainframe Security Assessments
  • Red Team & Targeted Attack Simulations

The ideal candidate will be keen to produce security research that push the industry forward, and contribute to F-Secure Labs (https://labs.f-secure.com) . Each consultant is expected to continue their education. In particular CREST CCT (App/Inf) and Offensive Security certifications are valued. F-Secure will invest in your education and provide maximum support to ensure that your skills remain relevant throughout your career here.

F-Secure consultants have an 80% utilization target, meaning that 20% of your time will be spent some of the following:

  • Training (receiving, as well as delivering)
  • Research
  • Internal Security Assessments

What we need

We solve complex cyber-security problems daily and to do so requires an interesting and comprehensive set of skills. To be successful at F-Secure and help our clients with their challenges you’ll need the following:

  • A passion for security

F-Securer’s consultations are passionate about what they do. They have a passion for computers, hackings, security and most importantly, solving problems. If this wasn’t your job, it would be your hobby.

At F-Secure Consulting, we believe in technical excellence, its how we demonstrate our passion.

  • Self-motivation

You’re not going to be told what to do all the time – we will support your progression, but it will be up to you. With an understanding what is important to the business and our client, you will be given opportunity to determine how your time is best spent. We are an output driven business, this is to say that your output is what is ultimately important, we don’t micromanage.

You will be working with the industry’s top consultants. They are there to support you, provided that you demonstrate that you are doing your best.

  • Communication skills

Communication skills is as important as your technical abilities. The ability to write excellent reports will already be measured during your first 12 weeks at F-Secure. In addition to written communication skills, you are expected to have good verbal communication skills.

You will have the ability to explain complex technical issues to a wide range of audiences which often include senior business stakeholders.

  • Ability to thrive in high-pressure environments

Consulting is hard work, and pressure is high. F-Secure has high standards and high expectations of consultants. We work with some of the biggest and most interesting businesses in the word. This inevitably results in often stressful but particularly exciting and rewarding work.

An ideal candidate will have 2 years’ industry experience, as well as:

  • CCT APP or INF
  • Relevant industry certifications OSCP/OSEP/OSCE or,
  • A relevant degree (e.g. Computer Science)

Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At F-Secure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Fairuz Zainor
Malware Analyst
"I joined F-Secure straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."
William Jardine
Senior Security Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.


1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

Liana Creak | Contact Person

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