A spotlight on…Jacobs: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
Jacobs, a global powerhouse in professional services, is leading the charge in reinventing tomorrow by addressing the world’s most critical problems.
With a revenue of approximately £10 billion and a talent force surpassing 55,000, Jacobs is dedicated to transforming abstract ideas into realities that positively impact cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.
With a significant footprint already in Cardiff, Jacobs spearhead large-scale infrastructure projects and act as part of the southern-UK Jacobs network for building capability around the cyber secure infrastructure of tomorrow. Jacobs have a close working relationship with Cardiff University, supporting on development of skills and infrastructure in the area of industrial control systems and operational technology. In fact, Jacobs are currently recruiting a number of roles to their Cardiff office to scale their local operation
A Diverse Portfolio
Offering a full spectrum of professional services, Jacobs caters to the defence, government, and private sectors. Their mission is clear: to challenge today and innovate for tomorrow. Jacobs proudly supports government & defence, civil nuclear, critical infrastructure, and national security clients, securing assets and leveraging information across the operational technology and information technology domains.
Creative Solutions for Diverse Markets
Jacobs, with deep domain knowledge across diverse markets, focuses on delivering creative, innovative, next-generation cloud, cyber, data, and digital solutions. Leveraging the Cyber Innovation Hub, Jacobs aims to expand its cyber and innovation expertise, showcasing capabilities across critical infrastructure markets.
Market Experience: IT Solutions for Core Operations
For clients where information technology is integral to operations, Jacobs provides a full, life-cycle suite of business technology system design, engineering, procurement, installation, operations and maintenance services, both integrated with other project design services, or as standalone services. They design, build, and operate large IT data centres, networks, and systems, as well as support for clients’ desktop operations, data transport, data storage, cloud solutions, and cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Expertise: Readiness and Operations
Understanding the growing importance of protecting networks, Jacobs focuses on two lines of effort: Readiness and Operations.
The Readiness aspect involves preparing clients’ people, processes, and technologies to withstand cyber threats, offering services such as Cyber Security Maturity Assessment, Gateways, and Consulting.
On the Operations front, Jacobs delivers mission-tailored, operationally focused cyber operations to ensure business-as-usual operations for their clients.
A Day in the Life of Michael Perry – Cyber Security Consultant at Jacobs
In the world of cybersecurity, professionals like Michael Perry, a Cyber Security Consultant at Jacobs, play a crucial role in safeguarding critical infrastructure. Michael’s journey began with a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Computing and Security, followed by his participation in the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme. What sets his experience at Jacobs apart is the exposure to various roles and industries, providing invaluable insights for someone embarking on their career. Michael Perry tells us more about his role:
“I am currently contracted to a UK government department providing cyber security analysis and consulting services to a major national infrastructure project.
Within this role, I conduct day-to-day monitoring of the cloud estate for suspicious activity, while spearheading the development and implementation of new detection rules and security features to improve the effectiveness of these processes.
I also use my existing knowledge of cloud security to provide security guidance and support to the wider digital team to inform their decision-making.”
Michael’s impactful contributions have resulted in a more resilient client estate. Through his efforts, he has successfully thwarted cyber-attacks, preventing compromises to the organisation. The tangible impact of his work underscores the rewarding nature of his role in ensuring the security and integrity of critical infrastructure.
Future Growth Plans
What are the future growth plans for Jacobs? Their purpose is to create a more connected, sustainable world. They aim to do this through three accelerators to catalyse growth across all markets. These accelerators are:
- Climate response,
- Consulting and Advisory, and
- Data Solutions.
This will allow Jacobs to expand their position to be part of their clients global digital ecosystem through revolutionising next generation solutions with technologies, platforms and software enabled services.
Wales has a rich cyber security ecosystem and is continually investing to support the growth and development of technology and talent that will ultimately contribute to the security and resilience of critical national infrastructure. With Jacobs already having a strong presence in Wales, and supporting clients across these markets, it’s the perfect opportunity to match talent with market demands.
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