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At PGI, we’re on a mission to demystify cyber security and intelligence and make it accessible to organisations of all types and sizes. Our team of talented, passionate people and world-class experts help reduce the risks to organisations’ finances, physical assets and, most of all, people.

Our clients include some of the most well-known global brands, as well as innovative growing businesses, so our projects are varied and no day is the same.

If this sounds like a team you’d like to be part of, keep reading.

Opportunities waiting at PGI


  • Cyber Security Consultant (Red Team), Bristol or London Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for a Cyber Security Consultant

    PGI has a growing business in technical cybersecurity services

    Person Specification

    The right candidate will demonstrate the flexibility and curiosity to work across a range of technical duties and will also have good interpersonal skills. PGI expects rapid growth in 2021-2022 and it is important that you can work with minimal supervision.

    Technically, this role requires solid basic IT knowledge and ideally some experience in working with computer software or infrastructure.

    Specific criteria are as follows:

    Essential

    • At least one years’ experience in a penetration testing role;
    • Ability to work to deadlines in challenging environments, maintaining a positive approach to problem solving and possessing effective time management skills;
    • Strong verbal and written skills, with the ability to present reports to a high standard;
    • Flexible with working hours, working location and tasks to suit client needs, including attending work in different time zones and being able to fit in with client culture; for example, dress codes if required;
    • The ability/willingness to develop as a technical trainer;
    • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools
    • Technical knowledge of some toolsets and manual techniques commonly required for security assessments (e.g., Nmap, Burp, Kali Linux etc.)

    Hold one of the following:

    • CREST Registered Penetration Tester
    • CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester
    • CSTM
    • OSCP
    • CTM/QSTM
    • Vulnerability Assessment Plus Cert

    If interested, please send a CV and a short summary of relevant experience and capabilities.

    PGI is an equal opportunities employer.

    Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

    Apply with Indeed (D1)

  • Senior Cyber Security Consultant (Red Team), Bristol or London Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for a Senior Cyber Security Consultant

    PGI has a growing business in technical cybersecurity services.

    We are seeking the right candidate to fill a diverse and challenging technical leadership and delivery role within the Cyber division. PGI has grown over 80% in the past four years and is pre-positioned to deliver further considerable growth in 2021-2022. The successful candidate will be able to provide hands-on practical technical ability in penetration testing and/or incident response. They will also be able to engage confidently with senior clients when delivering consultancy on both the technical details and professional principles in their area of expertise and will lead and develop a diverse technical team and continue to grow it at scale.

    The successful candidate will work to PGI’s Head of Cyber Operations to ensure maximum output and effect is delivered in the following areas:

    • Senior consultancy in support of our Capacity Building projects which will include comprehensive consultancy on the required operational models, certification regimes and skill sets necessary for a client to build their own local security testing regime, operational model, eco-system and capability.
    • Leading and growing a team capable of servicing all our clients’ needs, whether through Capacity Building or managed service delivery.
    • Owning the training courses relevant to their area of expertise (including certification) and leading and developing a team of internal and contracted staff to ensure high quality knowledge transfer and the development/maintenance of training content.
    • Contributing Subject Matter Expertise to the more strategic client engagements, including bids and proposals.
    • Personally conducting more complex security testing and architectural reviews and developing the skills and experience of a PGI’s team of security testers and consultants in contemporary testing techniques.
    • Leading the training team for the most significant of PGI’s Capacity Building clients.
    • Owning and developing PGI’s CHECK strategy and managing and developing our relationship with both NCSC and CREST in the area of Security Testing and Training.
    • Maintaining a resilient stable of relevant sub-contractors capable of temporarily providing additional capacity to PGI during periods of growth.

    The role will require some international travel.

    Essential

    • Technical knowledge of a wide range of toolsets and manual techniques that are commonly required for penetration testing.
    • Understanding of the wider Security Testing profession and associated national governance and certification regimes.
    • A passion for skill development and a positive appetite to develop, sustain, teach technical course content and grow others’ ability to do the same.
    • Ability to work to deadlines in challenging environments, maintaining a positive approach to problem solving and possessing effective time management skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to present to clients to a high standard.
    • Flexible with working hours, working location and tasks to suit client needs, including being able to fit in with client culture if required.

    Preferred

    • Experience in delivering training courses
    • Desktop Application Testing experience;
    • Experience in conducting Build Reviews;
    • Experience in conducting Database Reviews;
    • Experience in conducting Network Security Device Reviews;
    • Experience in conducting Red Team / STAR Assessments;
    • Experience in conducting Social Engineering Assessments (including Phishing Assessments);
    • CHECK Team Leader or equivalent;
    • Knowledge of Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus Assessments and criteria.

    If interested, please send a CV and a short summary of relevant experience and capabilities.

    PGI is an equal opportunities employer.

    Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

  • Technical Security Consultant (Red Team), Bristol or London Read more Read less

    PGI seek a Technical Security Specialist (M2)

    The role is based at either our London or Bristol office. However, PGI supports remote working and flexible working arrangements and, depending on the work you are doing, you will not be expected to attend at the office every day if it is not deemed necessary for the effective fulfilment of your duties.

    Key responsibilities:

    · Performing technical cyber security services as required including, but not limited to: Application and Infrastructure penetration tests, CE+ assessments, vulnerability assessments and phishing campaigns;

    · Supporting the sales team by liaising with clients to scope technical cyber security work requirements;

    · Ensuring that reports receive the appropriate technical quality controls;

    · Supporting other team members by sharing experience and knowledge including, but not limited to mentoring and supporting junior team members;

    – Teaching technical course work and developing new training collateral

    Person Specification

    Essential

    · Web Application Testing experience;

    · Infrastructure Testing experience;

    · Technical knowledge of common toolsets and manual techniques required for penetration testing;

    · Ability to work to deadlines in challenging environments, maintaining a positive approach to problem solving and possessing effective time management skills;

    · Good verbal/written communication skills with the ability to present reports to a high standard;

    · Flexible with working hours, working locations and tasks to suit client needs.

    · Willingness to develop and teach technical course content

    Hold one of the following:

    · CREST Registered Penetration Tester

    · CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester

    · CSTM

    · OSCP

    · CTM/QSTM

    · Vulnerability Assessment Plus Cert

    Preferred

    · CHECK Team Member or equivalent, or the aspiration/ability to acquire this certification;

    · Mobile Application Testing experience;

    · Desktop Application Testing experience;

    · Experience in conducting Build Reviews;

    · Experience in conducting Database Reviews;

    · Experience in conducting Network Security Device Reviews;

    · Experience in conducting Red Team / STAR Assessments;

    · Experience in conducting Social Engineering Assessments (including Phishing Assessments);

    · Experience in conducting Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus Assessments;

    PGI offers a hybrid working arrangement with a base location of London or Bristol and working from home.

     

    Apply via Indeed (M2)

  • Technical Consultant (Blue Team), London or Bristol Read more Read less

    PGI seeks a Technical Consultant (Blue Team)

    PGI has a growing business in cyber security services, centred on the following areas:

    – The delivery of specialist training in awareness and technical cyber security disciplines including (but not limited to): penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics.

    – The delivery of large scale cyber security capability building projects, including the development of bespoke training collateral, cyber security skills frameworks and/or supporting infrastructure for such projects.

    – The delivery of high quality cyber security services to UK-based and overseas clients, including information assurance (IA) consultancy and technical services such as penetration testing and incident response.

    This role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to develop their skills in the delivery of technical/practical training and consultancy as well as continue to develop their incident response skills. PGI anticipates an increased requirement in 2022 for the following services:

    – Delivery of remote and on-site entry/intermediate level incident response training, including training supporting the CREST CPIA, CRIA and CCIM certifications;

    – Delivery of entry/intermediate level SOC skills training;

    – Delivery of consultancy on building incident response capacity, including SOC design, policy development, skills definition;

    – Design and delivery of technical and non-technical incident response training exercises; and

    – Delivery of incident response consultancy to corporate clients suffering a cyber incident.
    The successful candidate will work directly to the Cyber Operations lead and CTO in delivering these services.

    The role is based at either our London or Bristol office. Regular attendance at these offices in encouraged to facilitate effective exchange of ideas and information with colleagues. However, PGI supports remote working and flexible working arrangements, including work from home, where mutually convenient for PGI and you.

    Many of PGI’s clients are overseas governments and corporations and this role will involve some overseas travel.

    PGI is willing to invest in the right candidate in this role, including train-the-trainer support as well as mentoring and professional development. This includes the ability to work with the red team on purple exercises in order to develop a depth of understanding of offensive practices that many are unable to access in more traditional roles.

    Key Responsibilities

    – Help design and update course content aimed at supporting the development of incident response skills

    – Deliver on-site and remote training for clients, including (but not limited to) CREST CPIA, CRIA and CCIM certification training.

    – Help design, update and deliver training to develop basic and intermediate SOC skills

    – Provide advice and consultancy to clients regarding the setup and maintenance of incident response/SOC capability, as well as on due diligence requirements concerning incident response policy and architecture

    – Help design and deliver cyber exercises, stepping through probable scenarios to validate processes

    – Review of clients defensive cyber solutions and processes to ensure alignment with best practices, providing enhancement where required

    – Provide technical and policy support to clients who have suffered a cyber incident such as a ransomware attack

    – Provide general advice and consultancy to clients on incident prevention and recovery

    – Liaison with key clients on ongoing projects to ensure quality of deliverables

    Person Specification

    Essential

    – 2-3 years’ experience in an incident response or similar technical focused role

    – Good written and verbal communication skills.

    – The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

    Desirable

    Teaching/training experience or an interest in developing this skill

    How to Apply

    Apply via Indeed (M1)

    PGI is an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Our ethos

We believe in doing the right thing. Our goal is the customer’s goal—to reduce risk to their people, reputation and assets. We provide them with a solution that is within their own risk tolerance management and budget, not just what the cyber and intelligence industry touts.

We know it takes all kinds of people—with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds—to innovate, and grow the company and each other. We are honest, pragmatic and results-orientated and are always looking for ways to improve what we produce. We also believe it’s important for our people to see the positive impact their work has made for our clients.

Benefits of working at PGI


  • Private Medical Insurance Read more Read less

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  • Staff Performance Bonus Read more Read less

    We recognise merit and performance.

  • Study Read more Read less

    We are committed to encouraging continual professional development. As well as an internal training facility, employees can develop their career with an external course provider.

  • Hybrid working location Read more Read less

    In addition to your base location, PGI offer work from home options.

  • Easy transport Read more Read less

    Our Bristol office is close to public transport options and offers free parking. In London, we’re minutes from the Angel, Farringdon and Barbican stations.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme Read more Read less

    Tax efficiency on up to £1000 for a bicycle and equipment.

  • Pension scheme Read more Read less

    We offer a Group Personal Pension Plan; if you pay into the plan, the Company will too – up to 6%.

  • Experienced colleagues Read more Read less

    Our team are made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds, enabling you to learn and grow with your colleagues.

  • Life assurance Read more Read less

    You are covered from day one with PGI by our Group Life Assurance policy. This cover is for 3 x Annual Basic Salary.

  • Exclusive high street deals Read more Read less

    All employees have access to My Work Offers which includes a variety of offers on theme parks, hotels, concerts and discounts from the UK’s most popular retailers.

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