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Cyber Security - PHD Graduate

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Milton Keynes or London


Milton Keynes or London


Cyber Security




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identifi Global Resources

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Identifi Global Resources is searching for a PhD graduate in Cyber Security that can help conceptualise, develop and deliver transformative Cyber related projects. You would be working within a multidisciplinary team of technologists, data scientists and engineers, software engineers, service designers and researchers.

Our client work across a diverse project portfolio and technology areas in support of domains like the built environment, wellbeing, public space, critical infrastructure, mobility, and decision-making institutions. You would support the team in meeting its strategic objectives to build the economy and develop businesses to service the advanced urban services and intelligent mobility sectors.

Cyber related policy is often underdeveloped or inconsistent across regions, and the cost of cyber-attacks for local authorities go well beyond the financial, affecting wellbeing and critical service delivery for many in their areas. My client’s Cyber function would seek to address this inconsistency and the PHD Graduate will play a key role in policy development.

The Role

The Cyber Security PhD graduate role combines concept development and delivery – providing support to the Solution Architect and Team Lead for Cyber Security in defining and delivering our clients programme around cybersecurity.

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the key players in this area across central and local government, and the roles that they play - survey the stakeholder landscape, document it and identify areas for policy improvement

  • Contribute to cyber related policy development to provide a greater level of support and assurance to citizens, government and businesses, and improve resilience against potential threats

  • Liaise with cyber technology providers and network of leading academics to understand state of the art in emerging technologies that can be applied to place-based challenges

  • Assist with delivery of cybersecurity demonstrators / pilots

  • Document project activities and disseminate the findings to a broad audience of government, commercial and academic organisations

  • Utilise existing networks and academic contacts to develop opportunities for collaborative, innovative projects aligned to the strategy for UK’s economic growth

Required skills and experience

  • Building relationships and working with city authorities and providers of cyber solutions

  • An understanding of the complex landscape of local authority service provision

  • Experience and understanding of the threat landscape as well as mitigation options

  • Experience or familiarity with some of our core technology areas: IoT and connected devices, 5G + communication tech, data infrastructure + connectivity, augmented + virtual reality, predictive + diagnostic analytics, artificial intelligence.

  • Experience of policy development is desirable but not essential

Why this role?

  • This is an FTC but there is the possibility of becoming a permanent employee in the future.

  • Opportunity to work for a unique company with ties to both the private and public sector

  • Work at the cutting edge of technology across multiple areas including 5G, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles.

  • Work closely with key contacts across Central & local Government and cyber security providers.

  • Excellent salary and benefits package.

For more information please contact Thom Taylor on 01908 030131 or

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