Cyber Security Consultant - Government Department - Whitechapel

  • Reference OS-POJ-180702-01
  • Limited:Up to £550 per day
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time
  • LocationWhitechapel
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Our client is seeking a Cyber Security Consultant / Identity Risk Advisor to conduct ongoing research into risks and threats to the UK identity ecosystem. This role is based in one of their offices in Whitechapel, London.

You will work with the Identity Standards and Fraud Prevention team. They are responsible for understanding the risks and threats of identity crime and identity fraud from organised crime groups and other threat actors. This is undertaken in partnership with the public, private and academic sector. This research is the key component used for the development and design of the UK government's identity standards and assurance model.


What the specialist will work on:    

Research focused on threats to the identity ecosystem that could be used by a fraudster trying to get through the identity verification process. This work will review existing models for indicative costs for different sources of identity evidence and availability relating to specific countries. The specialist will be expected to monitor and assess trends in identity fraud on the dark web and work with the Security Operations team to use this information to combat identity fraud.


  • Extensive experience analysing the risks and threats to identity ecosystems in the UK and globally
  • Previous experience utilising the dark web and analysing the capabilities and behaviours of organised crime
  • Extensive experience academic research experience into cybersecurity and identity risks
  • Previous experience of working or collaborating with law enforcement, security and military organisations on cybersecurity and identity risks

 Nice-to-have skills and experience  

  • Experience working within or with UK government
  • Knowledge of international identity documents
  • Understanding of the UK government's identity and assurance model
  • Working proficiency in multiple languages

If you are interested and have the relevant experience, please email a current CV via

Contract duration: 6 months


Closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd July 2018 at 9am.

Start date is subject to vetting checks which is Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 5 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.

Cyber Security Consultant - Government Department - Whitechapel

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