Join Aon as a Cyber Consulting graduate and become a vital part of Aon’s Cyber Solutions team where you will be exposed to a range of industries, business contexts, technical environments, and enterprise networks, working alongside our experienced consultants.
We recognise the learning, development, and social value for our Early Career colleagues of being in the office environment from the start of their programme. All our graduates will spend most of their time in the office and occasional time working from home or a client site.
Aon is in the business of better decisions
At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.
As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.
It only takes one successful attack to devastate a company’s financial performance, brand — and reputation. And in the current cyber climate, it’s not a case of if an attack will happen, but when.
Resilient companies recognise this new normal and stay one step ahead to protect themselves, their customers, partners and vendors against devastating attacks. That’s where you come in.
Your role on the Cyber Consulting Graduate Programme:
Aon’s Cyber Consulting Graduate programme is rotational, and you will be immersed in projects covering all key areas of cyber risk consulting and information security, including:
- Threat intelligence
- Incident response (reactively working with an organisation in response to a cyber-attack)
- eDiscovery (helping companies interrogate data for key information and facts, or make disclosures)
- Proactive security testing (spotting vulnerabilities and defending organisations against adversaries) and advisory (identifying security risks and working on improving the client’s cyber resilience)
- Cyber risk quantification and consulting (assessing organizations’ cyber risk exposure and modelling probable cyber loss scenarios, advising clients around cyber risk financing strategies)
You’ll have exposure to several other areas of our business, to give you a well-rounded understanding of Aon. We’ll also give you the chance to work on a range of real-world security and cyber risk situations. One day you might be chasing malicious hackers through a client’s network; the next, analysing messaging apps on an iPhone, or advising clients on how to make better decisions when it comes to their cyber risk posture.
Our clients span all sorts of industries too, including financial services, healthcare, retail, hospitality, technology and communications, entertainment and more. As a Cyber Solutions Graduate you will work across a rand of client consulting services including:
Investigations and Response (Digital forensics and incident response, eDiscovery and intelligence)
- Recover, preserve and analyse digital evidence in one of our twelve innovative forensic laboratories
- Uncover computer-enabled theft, leaks of confidential business information, mass or targeted deletions
- Respond to data breaches, APT attacks, cyber extortion, malicious code, botnets, economic espionage, ransomware and other cyber incidents
- Hunt for indicators of compromise and other malicious activity and vulnerabilities within an environment, and analyse irregular network traffic
- Process large and/or complex data sets to extract their content and file information, to make the data searchable and reviewable in depth and at scale
- Monitor environments to identify and prioritise cyber threats
- Perform technical, information, application and physical security risk assessments
- Conduct cyber threat simulations and recommend solutions to secure vulnerabilities
- Perform penetration testing on web and mobile applications, as well as network penetration testing (external and internal) to include vulnerability exploitation and pivoting to gain remote system access
- Conduct application source code review
- Complete vulnerability research and exploit development
Cyber Risk Consulting
- Assess organisations’ cyber risk exposure and model probable scenarios, using insights from our data analytics to direct and strengthen our client’s case to invest in information security, business continuity, and cyber insurance.
- Through modelling of cyber loss scenarios and stress testing current insurance limits, advise clients on how their existing risk ﬁnancing strategies can be enhanced to effectively address cyber threats.
- Conduct cyber due diligence to identify potential threats to the value of a client’s investment, providing the insight needed to make sound decisions.
- You will need to have or be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a STEM related subject area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
What are we looking for?
- Motivation and ambition – you will need to be able to articulate a keen interest in cyber security and client-facing consulting work
- Commercial awareness – this helps us to provide support and advice to our clients with clarity and confidence
- Enjoy solving problems, critical thinking and finding solutions
Here are the locations where we have graduate opportunities this year:
Start date: September 2023