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Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Graduate Programme with IBM

Threats to cyber security are increasing. IBM provide consultancy and technical support to help our clients improve their information risk and security management without compromising governance and compliance. The Information Security Graduate Programme aims to deliver the next generation of cyber security specialists.

What does the programme involve?

On the IBM programme, you’ll develop your expertise in information security, and use your business consulting acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions. You will be helping our clients analyse the problem, working with other parts of IBM, understanding the security architecture, and assist to implement and manage new security systems and security transformation programmes.

You can expect comprehensive training and development with IBM which includes the possibility of individual self-study leading towards CISSP, CISM and ISO27001 lead auditor qualifications. You’ll begin your career learning the basics of IBM and our Security Practice, working alongside experienced security experts on client engagements. Once you have mastered the basics, you’ll develop skills in other IBM process such as project management and methodology, solutions delivery and security assessment and design, while working with big-name clients where IBM have a security presence. Our aim is to help you move to a specialist security consultant as quickly as possible.

Flexibility is important, as you’ll be joining a versatile industry. You’ll need the ability to work with different teams but also independently, across the UK and sometimes Europe. You should expect to be taken out of your comfort zone and discover something new all the time – so a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn will be key.

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