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Associate Threat Labs Consultant



Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Avertium is the managed security and consulting provider that companies turn to when they want more than check-the-box cybersecurity. In today’s threat landscape, your not-so-standard processes, workflows, and vulnerabilities require more than just a standard approach to cybersecurity. You need a smarter, stronger approach based on more rigor, more relevance, and more responsiveness. That is why more than 1,200 organizations in every sector from manufacturing to financial services, healthcare to technology and business services to hospitality rely on Avertium for cybersecurity services.
An Associate Consultant (Threat Labs) plays a crucial role in assisting organizations in identifying and addressing their cybersecurity challenges. Working as part of a consulting team, an Associate Consultant will collaborate with clients to assess their security posture. This role will predominantly focus on Avertium vulnerability management as a service offering, retesting penetration tests, and performing miscellaneous administrative duties. This role requires a foundational understanding of cybersecurity principles, strong analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders


  • Cybersecurity assessments: Perform vulnerability scanning and retest penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities, evaluate risks, and provide recommendations for improving client security posture.
  • Present and provide guidance on vulnerability remediation.
  • Maintain team infrastructure within AWS and hardware deployed in client environments.
  • Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks and research to aid in team performance.
  • Prove knowledge through performance and complete provided training to be promoted to Threat Labs consultant and perform full penetration tests.


  • A bachelor’s in information security or a related field is preferred.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in cybersecurity, consulting, or a related field.
  • Foundational knowledge of cybersecurity principles, technologies, and industry best practices is required.
  • Foundational knowledge of penetration testing methodologies, tools, and techniques is required.
  • Foundational certifications such as Security +, SSCP, Pentest+, CEH or comparable is required.
  • Experience in vulnerability scanning is required.
  • Vulnerability analysis and the ability to explain remediation are required.
  • Experience and proficiency in network and system administration is required.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of Linux is a must.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A candidate must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate complex security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Working effectively in a team and collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders is required.
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In addition to a career in the challenging world of cyber security, Avertium offers competitive salaries, full benefits, unlimited paid time off, participation in 401(k), and opportunities for professional growth and development. We offer the opportunity to work with cutting-edge security technologies in a stimulating work environment.
Avertium provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.