Benjamin
Durston
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GRAPHIC & WEBSITE DESIGN //
FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT //
CYBER SECURITY // 
ME

22 YEAR OLD
BSc BIOCHEMISTRY

MY WORK

CYBER SECURITY
PROJECT MANAGER AT PWC

I LOVE

FRONT-END DESIGN
WEB DEVELOPMENT
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
& PLANTS
Recoco
Web Designer & Consultant
2018 - Current

Recoco is a thriving Property Buying agency based in the South West of England, working across many areas of Southern England. They specialise in providing a luxury procurement service for fine properties valued from the £1-10 million pounds.

I was asked by their founder and direct Nigel Bishop to redesign and engineer a website fit for their customers. One that emphasized their local and familar manner, informal but refined style and their perchant for excellence.

The project is ongoing and planned to finish in July 2018.
Security Transformation Associate EMEA
Project Manager
2018 - Current

My main line of work is as a project manager within the Cyber Security function of PwC. PwC is one of the worlds largest professional services firms and one of the Big Four. As such, it is a constant target for Cyber attacks on a by-minute basis.

I work within the Global Network and Information Security team to implement significant, multi-year projects across all our firms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - a total of 116 firms.

In my role as a project manager I often oversee vast projects. Designing, testing and deploying technologies in a range of Countries. So far I have gathered experience in Identity and Access Management, Network Security, Data Discovery and Internet Proxies.
NIS Readiness Tool
Project Manager & Developer
2017 - 2018

The Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS) is a piece of EU legislation that brings, into Sovereign law a selection of cyber security benchmarks that essential service providers must meet. These include Transport operators, Internet Service Providers and Energy companies.

I worked as part of a small but unique team in PwC to develop and introduce a tool that would enable PwC's clients to understand their compliance with this legislation and direct their focus on areas to improve.
IT Consultancy
Web & Technology Consultant
2018

I worked briefly (3 months) as a consultant internally across PwC providing technical knowledge and insight to a variety of projects. This included mainly website consultancy - both front- and back-end developement, analysis and research.

In this role I often made proposals and suggested approaches to developers both internally (within the firm) and externally to vendors (such as Play Consulting).
ChromeHome (TBD)
Project Lead & Developer
2017 - 2018

ChromeHome is a New Tab dashboard that drastically improves productivity and helps users direct their daily tasks. It is a Chrome Extension which when installed replaces the new tab page in a browser with a bespke and useful set of links, news and schedule information.

I lead a group of 5 other graduates to develop this extension from the ground-up. Often in writing code, managing project activites and co-ordinating with stakeholders.

I'm proud to say that the application is currently undergoing review to deploy to several thousand users across PwC UK.
Imperva Incapsula
Project Manger
2017

Imperva Incapsula is a Web Application Protection (WAP) service. It re-directs web traffic through secure data servers and then locks out other traffic using selective firewalls offering protection against basic hacking and large-scale DDoS attacks. I managed the implementation of this service across the UK for several months.

It currently protects many of PwC UK's web applications and therefore clients from attacks.
FireEye
Project Manager
2017

Phishing attacks are not only the most common form of cyber attack, they are also the most successful. FireEye Email Security is an anti-phishing agent which scans and removes malicious emails and their content before they reach the user.

I began managing the implementation of this service as the product was being deployed across Africa and the Netherlands. The solution is currently used across PwC Globally in over 100 countries.
Learning Lab
UAT Tester
2017

Learning Lab is a compliance training iPhone app developed by the PwC Tax Practice. I was a User Acceptance Tester for this product before it launched on the internal Apps @ Work platform. It is now a successful application with plans to be sold to clients in the near future.
World Inside Anatomy
Owner & Web Designer
2013

'World Inside' was a site designed to teach child and teens the internal workings of the human anatomy in an interactive and exciting way.

It was also the first website I put on the web and therefore holds a special place in my heart. I have included it for the value it holds to me and the importance it had on teaching my how to design for the web.
CODINGHTML / CSS / Javascript
DESIGN
7+ Yrs Experience with Adobe Design
Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign
PROJECTSProject Management In:
Web Dev / Cyber Security
OFFICEMicrosoft Office / Apple iWork

Work

Recoco / Website Designer / 2018
PwC / Security Transformation Associate / 2018
PwC / Graduate Scheme / 2017 - 2018
McDonalds / Crew Member / 2016 - 2017
Graduate Promotions / Promoter / 2015 - 2016 

Education

University of Exeter / BSc Biochemistry / 2014 - 2017

Activities

BringOntheBrenner / Campaign Manager / 2017
Unicef on Campus / Marketing / 2016 - 2017
Exepose / Writer / 2016 - 2017
Exeter Halls / President / 2014 - 2015 

Projects

BringOntheBrenner / 2017
Rhi-No! / 2015
World Inside Anatomy / 2013 
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