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Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Intern

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Albany, USA


Albany, USA


Cyber Security


US$ Competitive


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Center for Internet Security

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The primary purpose of this position is to gain experience while providing support to essential Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) functions. This position will be located in the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) in East Greenbush, NY, where the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) monitors for, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents affecting state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments.

What You'll Do

  • Support and utilize the Security Operations malware analysis platform

  • Assist CERT Analysts with tasks related to incident response, malware analysis, and computer forensics services

  • Integrate and share information with other analysts and teams.

  • Assist with the automation of CERT processes, to include scripting

  • Learn digital forensics and malware analysis tools and techniques

  • Gain understanding of cyber incident responses processes via live training with analysts

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

What You'll Need

  • 2 years of study in cybersecurity or related field

  • Knowledge of common Internet protocols, applications, and cyber threats

  • Knowledge of basic incident response and forensic techniques

  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

It's a Plus if You Have:

  • Current or former graduate student

  • Scripting abilities (e.g. Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)

  • Work experience with common Internet protocols, applications, and cyber threats

  • Work experience with incident response and forensic techniques

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