Junior Penetration Tester, Cyber Security and Digital Trust – Nicosia 80 views

Job Overview

We are growing & we are seeking for Junior Cybersecurity Penetration Testing specialists to join our Cyber Security and Digital Trust team. This role focuses on various technical areas such as application and network vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (external and internal infrastructure, web, and mobile applications), architecture and configuration review, source code review, social engineering simulations (phishing, vishing, and physical access attacks), attack simulation, cloud infrastructure assessments, and the delivery of web and mobile application security workshops.

The Cyber team regularly interacts with C-Suite executives, such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and their direct reports. Hence, a client-centric mindset, an understanding of IT within a Business context, and well-developed communication skills are desirable.

The Opportunity:

  • Perform vulnerability assessment and penetration tests on different platforms and technologies, such as external and internal infrastructure, web and mobile applications.
  • Conduct social engineering and email phishing attacks to simulate the theft of passwords, infiltrate systems, and download malware / ransomware to test the security awareness level of Organisations.
  • Conduct source code review to identify software program vulnerabilities and detect malware or malicious embedded code.
  • Conduct cloud / server / network / middleware security configuration assessments.
  • Conduct architecture review for cloud / on-premises IT environments.
  • Prepare reports on identified security vulnerabilities and possible recommendations to remediate the vulnerabilities.
  • Assist in continuously enhancing the existing security assessment methodologies.
  • Remain up to date on the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with scoping prospective engagements.
  • Continuous development of self and team.
  • Developing constructive client relationships, both inside and outside of KPMG.

The Requirements:

  • Possession of a recognised Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Computer/Information Engineering, Information Technology, or a related discipline (STEM) is preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Cyber Security will be considered an advantage.
  • Possession of a professional qualification such as: eJPT, eCPPTv2, eWPT, or other relevant qualifications will be considered an advantage.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g., Bash, PowerShell) or programming language (e.g., Python, C, Java) preferred.
  • Able to understand basic networking concepts (e.g., routing, ALC, load balancers, SSL/TLS, TCP) is preferred.
  • Understand the industry recognised security testing standards will be considered an advantage.
  • Be able to conduct research and development and solve technical problems independently.
  • Be able to work as part of a team, and at the same time being an independent self-starter.
  • Have strong analytical, problem solving and inter-personal skills.
  • Commands excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Business awareness and high motivation
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and interpretative skills
  • Teamwork.
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, self-motivation, professional discipline, accuracy, reliability, and excellent analytical skills.

The Benefits:


  • Competitive remuneration package (incl. 13th salary)
  • Bonus Scheme that reflects firm & individual performance
  • Provident Fund

Health and Wellbeing

  • BeWell@KPMG – a holistic programme to support employees’ wellbeing
  • In-house occupational psychologist
  • Occupational doctor
  • KPMG Gym benefits
  • Running Club
  • Social committee

Life at KPMG

  • Excellent opportunities for career development & advancement
  • Hybrid working model (working from the office, client, and home)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Friday afternoon off
  • Flex Fridays for July & August (Reduced Hours – 36hours)
  • Reduced hours & Mother’s scheme working options
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday entitlement from the 1st day you join
  • Global Mobility programme
  • Dress for your Day
  • Free Parking

If you believe that you have the above qualifications and this opening sounds challenging apply now.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries in completing the online application form, please do not hesitate to contact us.

T: 22 209196, E: recruitment@kpmg.com.cy

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