Cyber Career Booster Program

Finishing up your degree soon? Or do you already have experience in the field of cyber security? Then unleash your full potential with us.

Cyber Career Booster Program

Companies have enormously different needs when it comes to cyber security. Prevention, attack response or Trusted AI – the KPMG Cyber Career Booster Program addresses these needs and offers you the foundation for a successful career in cyber security.

  • Start date: by agreement

  • Location: Zurich or at customer site

  • Term of contract: Permanent employment contract

  • Program Structure: 4-years program with rotation through our various services. During this time span professional as well as soft skills are developed thanks to a hands on business experience and specific training.

Range of tasks

The various rotation areas each have their own objectives and roles:

Strategy & Governance

We help senior leadership across all industries who want to align the cyber agenda with client’s dynamic business and compliance priorities by avoiding an insufficient view of relevant cyber threats and a wrong evaluation of cyber risks as well as enabling targeted investments, efficient risk reduction and support to achieve business goals. We perform cyber maturity and risk assessments, develop cyber strategies, target operating models, cyber security roadmaps and business continuity plans. We support organizations using AI solutions in a secure and trusted way.

Security transformation

We assist organizations build trust through transformation and implementation of controls in a sustainable and risk-based approach. Amongst other things; we build, deploy and transition to secure cloud providers, perform end-to-end identity and access management, security programme management, setup Trusted AI systems, perform AI governance, and of course – onboard and transition to managed security service providers and AI providers.

Cyber Defence

We help our clients strengthen their cyber defences, for example by conducting security and penetration tests, red teaming exercises and attack simulations, simulated phishing exercises or mainframe security services

Incident response

We help our clients prepare for a cyber emergency. Furthermore, if worst comes to pass, we help our clients in the management of the incident by identifying and containing the threat, by analysing root causes and by supporting the business to come back to normal operations as fast as possible

Data Governance & Privacy

We assist companies in properly managing and protecting their data by providing a wide range of services, from privacy, data protection, data compliance, data governance, AI compliance to archiving.

Data & Cloud Governance

Together with our clients we develop and implement data governance, digital governance, third-party governance/cloud compliance, AI in control, document management all the way to data agent services.


We assess the documentation and technical implementation of our clients according to the control objectives of selected standards and regulations like ISO27001, ZertES (Swiss law on qualified electronic signatures) and EPDG (Swiss law on the eHealth record system), therewith providing independent assurance for the conformity of our clients against these regulations and standards.

Entry-level opportunities

Career starters

After completing your degree, the first year will give you the opportunity to gain some initial experience in areas such as penetration testing and certification services. This will allow you to build a foundation for your future specialization and then take on a leadership role in the relevant area.

Candidates with some professional experience in cyber security

You will spend 40–60% of your time working within your focus area. To continue building a comprehensive overview of the KPMG cyber world, you will support the team on other projects as well. This will give you the opportunity to make the most of your strengths.

Do you already have some cyber security experience? Then you can even skip straight to a later phase of the career program.

What do we offer?

If you choose the Cyber Career Booster Program, here is what we have to offer you:

  • An international environment: As part of KPMG Cyber, you will be part of an international team and work in a super-fast-paced environment.

  • Interdisciplinary teams: During each project, you will work with colleagues who have highly specialized skillsets in order to offer our clients the very best solutions.

  • Broad range of experience: During the program, you will gain insights into various cyber security disciplines and expand your horizons.

  • Training: Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to complete various courses and certifications, ensuring that you continue to grow.

  • Network for life: You will have the opportunity to connect with leading cyber security experts and benefit from their enormous wealth of knowledge.

  • Gain for life: Outstanding performance may be rewarded at the end of the program with promotion to the position of Assistant Manager.

The Consultepreneur: Cyber Pack

The Consultepreneur: Part Consultant. Part Entrepreneur. All Business.

Cyber & Digital Risk - Information Management & Compliance

Meet the team "Cyber & Digital Risk - Information Management & Compliance" and learn more about their daily tasks.

Cyber & Digital Risk - Strategy & Governance

Meet the team "Cyber & Digital Risk - Strategy & Governance" and learn more about their daily tasks.

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What are we looking for?

Requirements for candidates applying to the Cyber Career Booster Program:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business informatics, computer science, cyber security or related field

  • Some experience in the area of IT security or comparable field preferred

  • Absolute must: an interest in consulting topics and in-depth technical understanding gained through training or other experience

  • The desire to keep improving and learning

  • You are a team player and possess team spirit, determination, a willingness to act and the ability to think quickly and decisively

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English

Do you have questions?

Jasmin Schwenger

Campus Recruiting Specialist