Cyber Security Analyst Intern

Specific Requirements

Position Overview

The Cyber Security Analyst Intern will be part of the Cyber Defense Center for the Americas (CDC), which is tasked with the primary mission to detect, analyze, investigate, and defend against sophisticated digital attacks.

In this position, the Cyber Security Analyst Intern will report to the Head of the Cyber Defense Center for the Americas and be part of the Threat Detection and Analysis team. The Cyber Security Analyst Intern will work alongside peers and actively contribute to components of alert triage, investigations, and provide input to different approaches to threat detection and response.


The analyst will be expected to contribute to the following activities:

  • Correlate actionable security events from various log sources which either feed or supplement the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution
  • Perform network traffic analysis
  • Employ advanced forensic tools
  • Utilize understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with advanced threats
  • May conduct malware analysis of attacker tools providing indicators for enterprise defensive measures, and reverse engineer attacker encoding protocols
  • Interface with remote team members located across the globe


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

These knowledge/skills, education, and experiences are required to be considered for this position:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate Computer Science/Engineering or Information Technology related program at an accredited university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Familiarity with networking protocols (such as TCP, UDP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating system functionality (file system structure, registry keys, scheduled tasks, processes, services, memory management, data storage, etc.)
  • Capable of learning new concepts and processes quickly, and adapting to a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to apply advanced skill set to resolve complex problems
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Team player


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

The following knowledge/skills, education, and experiences are preferred but NOT required to be considered for this position:

  • Hands on experience with multiple Information Technology topics such as system administration, networking, web applications, programming, etc.
  • Familiarity with common Cyber Security concepts including Intrusion Detection Systems, Host Intrusion Prevention Systems, and Anti-Virus Solutions
  • Working knowledge of the Windows File System structure, and the ability to recover deleted files, search hidden files, and access registry keys
  • Familiarity with Operational Security (OpSec) principles for cyber operations with an emerging understanding of the relationships between the cyber domain disciplines



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