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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


  • Social Media Intelligence Analyst, London Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for a Senior Social Media Intelligence Analyst

    PGI’s Intelligence team specialises in social media intelligence and has grown its expertise over the past three years, supporting both large social media platforms and governments with granular and complex threat assessment. Our SOCMINT team combine exploitative technology with deep expertise that covers a comprehensive range of social media and online infrastructure, and the behaviours and intents of those who use them. We are looking for a Senior Social Media Intelligence Analyst to join our team and work on:

    • Monitoring and mapping disinformation campaigns
    • Identifying, tracking, and attributing state-sponsored influence operations
    • Monitoring and identifying hostile threats and coordination of real-world violence
    • Investigating human rights abuses and political violence
    • Researching hate speech and disinformation across the corporate and government sectors

    Required:

    • The mindset of an investigative journalist – a curious and persistent investigator ready to dig into niche areas
    • Technical capability – whether in qualitative or quantitative data analysis, data collection, network mapping, natural language processing, etc.
    • A track record in open-source investigations
    • Experience running social media research and analysis projects
    • Willingness to innovate when existing methodologies fail

    Desirable:

    • Working fluency in a second language other than English

    What we offer:

    • A diverse and challenging workload across multiple complex projects and investigations
    • A collaborative and supportive team at the forefront of this sphere
    • Clients who get what we do and offer us genuine innovation opportunities
    • Niche training to support niche skillsets

    If interested, please send a CV and a short summary of relevant experience and capabilities to careers@pgitl.com

    PGI is an equal opportunities employer.

     

  • Cyber Security Consultant, 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

  • OSINT Analyst Mentor, Overseas Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for an OSINT Mentor

    The role is a fixed-term six-month contract and will be based abroad in a West African Commonwealth country. We will aim to incorporate the successful applicants into the London-based team once the client contract has ended. The work will involve supporting analysts working on:

    • Monitoring and identifying hostile threats and coordination of real-world violence
    • Investigating political violence
    • Monitoring and mapping disinformation campaigns
    • Identifying, tracking, and attributing state-sponsored influence operations
    • Researching disinformation across the corporate and government sectors

    PGI’s Intelligence team specialises in delivering complex threat assessments and social media intelligence monitoring to support both multinational companies and governments. Our team combine exploitative technology with deep expertise that covers a comprehensive range of social media and online infrastructure.

    We are looking for two skilled intelligence analysts to join our team and deliver tailored mentoring directly to a client for a three-month period followed shortly by another three-month period. The analysts will work alongside a London-based support network which will provide tailored assistance during the mentoring process.

    Required:

    • A patient, positive approach to supporting the development of others
    • Familiarity with intelligence procedures
    • Solid understanding of OSINT research and analytical techniques
    • Willingness to evolve mentoring methods and establish new goals with mentees
    • Desire to work with a skilled group of people in a dynamic environment

    Desirable:

    • Familiarity with range of OSINT tools (Maltego, Videris etc)
    • Experience in delivering OSINT training
    • A proven track record in open-source investigations

    PGI is an equal opportunities employer.

    Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

    Apply with Indeed

  • Principal Cyber Security Consultant, Bristol or London Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for a Principal 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

    • CHECK Team Leader or equivalent
    • 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);
    • 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.

  • Information Assurance Consultant, Bristol or London Read more Read less

    PGI are looking for an Information Assurance Consultant

    This is a diverse and challenging role. PGI’s cyber division will experience considerable growth in 2022 and the successful candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision to deliver high quality consultancy across a range of clients and services in the area of information assurance (IA). IA consultancy is a cornerstone of PGI’s cyber security services, and includes, but is not limited to:

    · Information Security Management System (ISMS) design and implementation

    · GDPR gap assessments and implementation support;

    · DSPT gap assessments and implementation support;

    · ISO 27001 scoping, gap assessments, and implementation in preparation for certification;

    · PCI DSS scoping, gap assessments, implementation guidance, and compliance reporting;

    · Cyber Maturity Modelling to baseline organisations against a COBIT-like 0 to 5 maturity scale;

    · Third-party / supplier assurance reviews; and

    · Cyber threat intelligence analysis and reviews; and

    Essential

    • Very strong written and verbal communication skills, especially in relation to writing and implementing security policies and procedures.
    • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
    • Experience in building internal and external stakeholder relationships.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in information assurance-related consultancy work, including audits against information security standards.
    • Sound knowledge of the PCI DSS standard and requirements for compliance against this standard.
    • Sound knowledge of the ISO 27001 standard and requirements for compliance against this standard.
    • Outstanding personal drive and integrity.

    Ideal

    • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor / Lead Implementer.
    • CISSP.
    • PCIP, ISA or QSA.
    • Understanding of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and experience of providing consultancy on this subject.
    • Understanding of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery planning.
    • Previous experience of building and delivering information security training.
    • Broad knowledge of IT systems and network security, with hands on exposure to various security products.
    • Project management skills including financial/budget management, scheduling and resource management.

    Above all, we are interested in your attitude and willingness to get up to speed quickly. Opportunities for technical and personal development, including professional accreditation, will be given to the right candidate.

    PGI is committed to equality of opportunity and a diverse workforce. Part time candidates are also welcome to apply for this role.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary for this role is £40k, negotiable depending on experience.

    • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
    • Hybrid working available – Office & Work from home
    • Generous company pension
    • Life Assurance
    • Employee store discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • We are committed to encouraging continual professional development. As well as an internal training facility.

    Apply with Indeed

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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