Cyber Risk Analyst

The Risk Advisory Group
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 29

Position description

Our Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) practice is seeking a talented, highly-motivated and team-oriented cyber risks analyst. 

The primary responsibilities of the analyst will be to undertake rigorous and investigative open and human source research and intelligence collection, and to produce actionable analysis and assessments on cyber issues for a non-technical business audience. 

This is not a technical role and a background in computer science is not required. The candidate we seek will be as comfortable discussing political and international security issues to security professionals, as they are cyber-security and technological innovation to business leaders. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an entry-level analyst with an exemplary academic record who has acquired a minimum one or two years professional experience and is looking to pursue a career in a leading global risk consultancy. 

The Role:
The role of an intelligence analyst at Risk Advisory is multifaceted and dynamic. We help clients identify and understand political risks and security threats to their businesses through timely and high-quality intelligence, analysis and assessments. 

The role includes working on our Security intelligence & Analysis Service (SIAS), bespoke political and security risk assessments, and consulting projects. The role requires the frequent and timely production of intelligence assessments on matters such as: 

the intentions, capabilities and activities of state actors in the cyber domain 
geopolitical developments and how they may play out as cyber threats 
analysis of emerging tactics, strategies, technologies and methodologies used by different actors 
detection and analysis of online propaganda and disinformation activity 
economic and financial impact analysis of CNE and CNA attacks 
military use of information technology and cyber warfare 
protective cyber risk intelligence for major events and crisis planning 
social engineering and insider threats 
propaganda and disinformation on social media 
cyber-security threats affecting business travellers 
Risk Advisory’s Intelligence & Analysis practice has a strong ethos in both human sources intelligence collection, investigative open source research and the collection and analysis of primary source material. 

The analyst will also be required to cultivate fruitful relationships with knowledgeable people that can help ensure we are providing the highest quality intelligence and analysis available. He or she must also be prepared to deal with the more challenging material and subject matter that professional security research entails. 

Key duties and responsibilities:
Production of high-quality articles to tight deadlines 
Writing in English to a high professional standard 
Delivery of briefings and presentations to high-level audiences 
Analysis of intelligence and data 
Peer review and editing 
Desk-based open-source research and monitoring of the indexed, deep and dark web, social media and messaging applications 
Human source cultivation and development 
Comment to the media on relevant issues 
Client relationship management 
Business administration and operational tasks


A minimum upper second class undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject. Or a first class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject 
Relevant subjects include cyber-security, international relations, international security, intelligence studies, war studies 

Required experience and skills:
A minimum of one year’s professional experience in commercial, government or think tank research and analysis of cyber-security issues 
Exceptionally strong research and reasoning skills, and a methodical and meticulous approach to work 
Proven experience in researching, analysing and writing on cyber-security and geopolitics 
Exceptional written English skills and the ability to write in an engaging way a professional standard 
A creative approach to solving analytical problems 
An ability to work to deadlines and manage multiple tasks 
Ability to process large volumes of information quickly to produce cogent and astute expert analysis, and to stay abreast of concurrent multiple topics. 

The application and selection process:
If you believe that you meet or exceed all these requirements we want to hear from you. We will only consider applications submitted according to the following instructions: 

Applicants should only apply through the Risk Advisory website using the application form below. We will not accept applications sent through any other channel. Applications must include a CV and a covering note of no more than 200 words conveying your suitability for the role and your salary expectations taking into account that this is an entry-level role. 

We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. This means that you must be a citizen of the European Union, or have a valid work visa at the time of your application. Your current visa must be valid for a minimum of one year and allow you to work up to 40 hours per week

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