Undergraduate Digital Forensic and Insider Threat Analyst (DFIT)

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  • Full Time

Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2023/2024

Undergraduate Digital Forensic and Insider Threat Analyst (DFIT)

Pfizer Digital, Global Information Security (GIS)


The Pfizer Digital, Global Information Security (GIS) team delivers three core capabilities for Pfizer – Intrusion Detection & Analysis, Threat Intelligence, and Digital Forensics and Insider Threat detection (DFIT). GIS secures Pfizer’s most important information assets through world-class controls and protections. GIS enables Pfizer’s business results by making security an enabler and not a roadblock. GIS strives to broaden the cybersecurity ownership culture across the company through targeted awareness campaigns and empowering colleagues to be risk aware.

What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

This is an exciting student placement opportunity within the Pfizer Digital Forensics & Insider Threat (DFIT) team. The analyst will be accountable for responding to information security alerts and investigation requests globally. This position requires an individual to understand forensic best practices of handling, collection and analysis of electronic evidence from a variety of data sources. The role will require analysts to conduct event correlation, perform attack lifecycle analysis, and develop proactive mitigations that enable a defense-in-depth posture for the Pfizer environment. The ability to protect confidential information and operate within all policies, procedures and work instructions is a must. This is an opportunity to work within our EMEA CORE (Cybersecurity Operations & Response Environment) facility which includes other teams that fall within the larger Global Information Security (GIS) organization.

Collect, process, and analyze electronically stored information (ESI) obtained from network, cloud and end user digital sources in accordance with Forensic industry standards. Including chain of custody procedures and evidence handling.
Participate in the Forensic Investigation Triage process triaging and prioritizing new requests and alert tickets.
Ability to clearly and thoroughly document the repeatable actions taken during your analysis and have a strong attention to detail.
Contribute to the development and implementation of DFIT capabilities, detections and processes.
Gain experience and use of industry standard digital forensic tools (such as EnCase, NUIX, Axiom, Cellebrite, SIFT Workstation, Oxygen, FTK) including validation of these tools.
Suggest and develop proactive mitigations that enable a defense-in-depth posture for the Pfizer environment.
Participate, support and manage projects which include research, testing and validating findings.
Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Manage, maintain and update the DFIT dashboards and metrics.
As part of a global team on occasion will require working outside normal business hours to attend meetings, case activities and complete projects.

What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

Market competitive salary and benefits
There may be opportunities to attend cyber/forensic related events
Participate in a variety of volunteering activities. Pfizer offer 5 volunteering days per annum.
Attend various skills building sessions include Networking, Presentation Skills, Interview Training, CV writing
Pastoral assistance throughout the programme from programme manager

When can I start?

Placements will start on 4th September 2023 and will run for 12 months.


Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘ Skills ‘, ‘ Knowledge ‘ and ‘ Motivation ‘:
Completing placement as part of University Degree either through Year In Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year
Studying for a degree at a UK University with a year in industry placement year or taking a gap year
A genuine interest in pursuing a technical role in the cyber security/forensic field
Excellent written and communication skills
The motivation and resilience to make the most of this opportunity

Who can apply?

Applicants must be completing placement as part of a degree course at a UK University, either through Year in Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year.

This position will close for applications on 30th January 2022.

Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.

Please access the Word version of the Application Form here: Undergraduate Vacancies | Pfizer UK and find instructions as to how to complete your application and more about eligibility criteria.


Work Location Assignment: Sandwich, Kent


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