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Penetration Tester - London


London, England

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£450 - £600 per day

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TaiJaan Cordova

Penetration Tester- Ethical Hacker - Web Application Tester

£450 - £600

SC Cleared


* Real-world cyber security testing of products, services and systems across the organisation. Adopting a red team approach, working across traditional scope boundaries to find the real risks to our information and people, and probing our defensive mechanisms to see how they react.
* Communication of team findings to stakeholders in a clear and actionable fashion, focussing on real-world impact and with pragmatic options for resolution.
* Development and implementation of tools and techniques to automate as much of the team's 'basic' work as possible, providing continuous assurance that systems are protected against common threats.
* Developing and mentoring junior Red Team members to improve their skills and capabilities, along with wider knowledge transfer to other security and non-security teams to help build a culture of cyber security in the department

Skills and Experience

- Good penetration testing skills relevant to red team activities, such as:
* Social engineering
* Open source intelligence analysis and assessments
* Infrastructure penetration testing
* Web application penetration testing
* Mobile application penetration testing
- Strong knowledge of the security of Windows and Linux operating systems, networking and related technologies, including how they are deployed at-scale in complex legacy environments.

- Experience with common security tools, including Nmap, Metasploit, Kali Linux, Nessus, Burp Suite Pro etc, for offensive security testing of real-world networks and services.

- Enabling and informing risk based decisions - Works with risk advisors to advise and give feedback. Advise on risk impact. Propose realistic and pragmatic mitigations that address these problems, and work with the product / project team to implement these effectively into their work.

- Research and development experience, building and automating common red team processes and activities.
- Knowledge of security architectures, in particular for modern digital services, including how they are developed and operated at scale.

Ideally the candidate will be/have

  • CHECK Team Leader (Web)
    • Will accept (in order of preference)
      • CHECK Team Leader (Inf)
      • CHECK Team Member
  • SC clearance
  • At least 5 years' experience
    • Will accept 3 or less if the candidate can prove he/she has the requisite knowledge and skillset

Other helpful search terms:

  • Certifications
    • CREST Certified Tester (CCT)
      • Variations
        • CREST Certified Infrastructure Tester
        • CREST Certified Web Application Tester
    • CREST CRT (CREST Register Penetration Tester)
    • Tiger Scheme QSTM
    • Tiger Scheme SST
    • OSCP
    • OSCE
    • GPEN
    • GWAPT
    • GXPN

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