Hackcelerator

Sekuro Cyber Security Graduate and Mentorship Program

Passionate about security?

Sekuro has always been a proud member and long-time sponsor of the Information Security industry both in Australia and New Zealand. We know that there is a need to bring young, talented individuals into the Information Security industry, so as an organisation we support cyber security programs that assist students, graduates, or interns who have a passion for cyber security to get an accelerated start within this dynamic industry.

Sekuro’s ongoing commitment to advancing the Australian and New Zealand Information Security Industry has inspired us to introduce our own ‘Talent Accelerator Program’ as well as a Mentorship Program, most commonly known as the ‘Sekuro Hackcelerator Graduate Program’ and Hackcelerator Mentorship Program. Our aim is to assist the next-generation of skilled individuals to engage with ‘real world’ practical examples whilst simultaneously learning from skilled and qualified Sekuro Champions who have vast experience in this industry, to get access to reputable training, and to attend and lead security conferences.

Hackcelerator Program Details

Join the best cyber security program around! Hackcelerator members will be able to participate in Sekuro events, activities and team activities. Hackcelerator members will receive a unique insight into the minds of our senior executives and Sekuro Champions that run various streams of the cyber security lifecycle. Hackcelerator members will receive formal training, job specific training, onboarding, and professional development to help transition themselves into the workplace. Hackcelerator members will also engage in team building activities and awesome socials specifically designed for the Program.

As a Hackcelerator member, you will see information security business through the lens of a leading cyber security partner. We will provide you with security awareness training and hands-on experience, as you grow your knowledge of Sekuro’s services, systems and business operations across all four streams; RED, GRC, Engineering, and Security Operations Centre (SOC). In addition, this Program will provide the opportunity to sit in on Team Lead and Director huddles, and get a first-hand look at a methodological approach to tackling Information Security Management Systems.

The Hackcelerator Program will run for 12 months, with each member rotating between RED, GRC, Engineering and Security Operations Centre (SOC), to create a holistic view on the cyber security offering at Sekuro.r security

Benefits

Plan

A tailored, security Hackcelerator development plan

Work Experience

Opportunities to gain real work experience inside a security organisation

Sekuro Champion

A Sekuro Champion for scheduled 1-on-1 workshops

Conferences

Paid attendance to the best InfoSec conferences

Training

Complimentary access to live training events and information security training resources

Swag

Hackcelerator Swag to kit you up

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Financial Grant

A financial grant will be offered to top Sekuro Champions to help ease the burden of those study fees

Choose Your Poison

The Sekuro Hackcelerator caters for all information security pathways. Please note, the stream you pick is your very own Krypton, you will return once successfully completing three other rotations and completing the requirements for the Hackcelerator Program.

Red Stream

Getting your start in the technical security field can be hard. Job postings can ask for prior technical experience from students who have only just graduated. The RED Hackcelerator program can help you solve this catch-22, by providing a unique learning experience (with Sekuro Championed guidance) for students working towards a technical career in the security field.

A spot on the RED Hackcelerator program will help ‘bridge the gap’ by providing you with the practical experience you need – as well as access to a team of technical professionals willing to invest their time to help you succeed with your next graduation – from graduate to industry professional.

Objectives:

  • Gain an insight into the day to day security testing operations and client interactions,
  • Learn how to practically apply the security knowledge you’ve learned in your studies.
  • Add depth to your resume with applied experience from participating in an active working environment.
  • Meet and interface with industry professionals who can Sekuro Champion and guide your future career path.
  • Create and follow a forward-looking career (and skill) development plan to set you up for success in the security industry.

Experiences:

  • Access to Sekuro offices, in-house training programs, personnel, and weekly INTEL sessions,
  • Inclusion as part of the Sekuro team – conference trips, team dinners and security meetups,
  • The opportunity to meet and learn on-the-job from Sekuro Champions actively working in the technical security field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Driven and results oriented.
  • Currently enrolled as a student at an Australian University pursuing a Degree or certification in a related security (or technical) field.

GRC Stream

If you are passionate about information security and are looking to specialise in governance, strategies, risk management, risk assessment and compliance. Our Hackcelerator GRC stream will provide you with a unique experience tailored towards your goals of working within the InfoSec Industry.

This GRC Program will give aspiring professionals exposure to a wide variety of compliance frameworks and a working knowledge of a governance, risk and compliance platform. Our rising stars will be exposed to cybersecurity, policy and procedures, laws and regulations, frameworks (both national and international) and administrative work.

Objectives:

  • Gain a working knowledge of major industry standard frameworks,
  • Learn how our customers become compliant with industry regulation, compliance and cybersecurity laws,
  • Learn how customers utilise GRC within their business, where it fits in and paint a bigger picture of Information Security,
  • Translate classroom experience into practical application during the internship.

Experiences:

  • Attend all scheduled professional development events for the Graduate Program.
  • On the job training to learn the best business practices.
  • Time with inspiring leaders who are committed to providing on-going training and Sekuro Championing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Driven and results oriented.
  • Currently enrolled as a student at an Australian University pursuing a Degree in a related security field.

Engineering Stream

Are you ready to put all your computer science and engineering skills into practice? The Sekuro Engineering stream will provide you with unique experiences into multi-cloud engineering, hosting platforms, hybrid architectures, cyber resilience and digital observability.

As organisations evolve, so do their hosting platforms. Hackcelerator members will look at cloud and hybrid architectures alongside Sekuro’s Champions that will foster deep technical and security expertise to guide you through understanding application workloads and how they operate with optimal performance, zero-trust security, and cyber resilience.

Objectives:

  • Gain an insight into the day to day security testing operations and client interactions.
  • Learn how to practically apply the security knowledge you’ve learned in your studies.
  • Add depth to your resume with applied experience from participating in an active working environment.
  • Meet and interface with industry professionals who can Sekuro Champion and guide your future career path.
  • Understand platform design and build, data backups, recovery and compliance along with Zero Trust solutions and cloud application security.

Experiences:

  • Access to Sekuro offices, in-house training programs and personnel.
  • Inclusion as part of the Sekuro team – conference trips, team dinners and security meetups.
  • The opportunity to meet and learn on-the-job from Sekuro Champions actively working in the technical security field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Driven and results oriented.
  • Currently enrolled as a student at an Australian University pursuing a Degree or certification in a related security (or technical) field.

Security Operations Centre (SOC) Stream

Are you someone that enjoys hunting for threats and weaknesses? Are you eager to learn more about threat detection, response and vulnerability management? The Sekuro SOC stream will provide you with an in depth understanding of breach and attack simulations, what to proactively look for on a system and what to respond to in real time.

The Sekuro Champions from the Threat Response and Intelligence Operations Centre (TRIO) will guide you in understanding how to monitor systems, the risk reduction techniques, threat detection and response, incident triaging and logging. This will uncover continuous learning into the capabilities of machine learning, behavioural analysis and automation.

Objectives:

  • Gain an insight into the day to day security testing operations and client interactions,
  • Learn how to practically apply the security knowledge you’ve learned in your studies
  • Add depth to your resume with applied experience from participating in an active working environment,
  • Meet and interface with industry professionals who can Sekuro Champion and guide your future career path,
  • Understanding incident response capabilities to regain control of systems and the criteria required to manage a cyber security incident.

Experiences:

  • Attend all scheduled professional development events for the Graduate Program.
  • On the job training to learn the best business practices.
  • Time with inspiring leaders who are committed to providing on-going training and Sekuro Championing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Driven and results oriented.
  • Currently enrolled as a student at an Australian University pursuing a Degree or certification in a related security (or technical) field.

Key Dates

January 2022 Intake

31 December 2021

Cut off for applications

31 December 2021

07 January 2022

Pre-selections

07 January 2022

10-14 January 2022

Pre-selected applicants will be contacted to organise a face-to-face discussion

10-14 January 2022

17 January 2022

Selected applicants notified

17 January 2022

24 January 2022

Induction and Welcome drinks

24 January 2022

16 December 2022

Close off and issuance of certificates

16 December 2022

You will be notified of the outcome of the preselection process. Due to the number of applications received we may not be able to provide detailed feedback if your application is not selected.

This is a paid Graduate Program. Please note the Graduate is responsible for relocation (if needed) and lodging for the Graduate Program.

  • You should apply as soon as possible, but understand that because of our large pool of applicants, the selection process can take a few weeks.
  • We strive to create a diverse group of hackcelerator mentees as we feel that it improves the overall mentorship experience.
  • Note: An applicant assessment, background check and drug test may be part of your hiring procedure.

FAQs

A Graduate program is an opportunity for you to complete work, gain knowledge and contribute to projects that enhance your skills in a given area. The Sekuro Hackcelerator Program requires you to work for Sekuro as any other employee.

Yes, along with other benefits such as paying for security conferences that you are interested in, cool swag, a fun and supportive team and learning an abundance of practical skills.

Once completing the 12 month Hackcelerator Program, and satisfying all the requirements, Sekuro will transition you from a Graduate position. This is an opportunity for us to find and develop raw talents.

Participating in all streams will give you a further understanding into the cyber security lifecycle and will assist in piecing together the cyber puzzle.

For Hackcelerator to work best, you do need face to face time with your Sekuro Champion. You may apply from any city but you must to be ready to travel (at your own expense) to a Sekuro office.

You are expected to participate as a full time employee for 5 days a week.

You are expected to attend a Sekuro Office a few times week as requested in the Hackcelerator Program Contract.

Yes. Anyone can apply for the Hackcelerator Program, as long as they meet the requirements listed under the outlines e.g., you can be enrolled in a certification from a TAFE institute.

You can put Hackcelerator Member under the employment section in LinkedIn. Sekuro will issue you a cool badge to add to your profile.

Interested?

The Sekuro Hackcelerator program occurs once a year for 12 months from January to December.

To apply, simply visit our careers page and select either RED, GRC, Engineering, or SOC Hackcelerator openings. Hit the “I’m Interested” button and drag and drop your resume.

Note: Our application tool gives you the option by default to upload a photo and a cover letter. Please do not upload either. If you do upload them, they will not be considered in your application.

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