Leidos has job opening for a Cyber Intelligence Analyst Summer Intern in Gaithersburg, MD.
Leidos is seeking a cybersecurity intern in Gaithersburg, MD to help our Cybersecurity Intelligence and Response Team with intrusion analysis, and Threat Hunting and Research. You will work in our world-class Security Intelligence Center which is responsible for combating threats to protect our customer's most critical missions. Leidos is an active and long-term partner of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other federal agencies that are at the forefront of combating threats in the .gov domain.
There is so much more to a career in cybersecurity than the stereotypical images of hackers and overworked IT professionals. Our mission at Leidos is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. Our work provides an immediate impact in the real world, here are some examples:
• Building resilient cybersecurity for next generation nuclear power plants
• Developing data analytics solutions for IT, operational technology (OT), and IoT systems
• Defending networks for the United States and our allies
• Providing cybersecurity services for hospitals so they can focus on clinical outcomes
• Developing cutting edge technology with embedded security to minimize vulnerabilities
• Testing and evaluating software and systems to validate their claimed security features
• Designing policies, procedures, and standards to improve security across technologies
Come join us for a rewarding experience alongside talented cyber professionals who can help you achieve your career goals!
In the Cybersecurity Internship Program, you will have the opportunity to participate in:
• Team-based work
• Impactful, challenging, and rewarding projects
• Mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities
• Support cyber threat intelligence analysis efforts by; correlating actionable security events and analyzing network and host activity associated with both successful and unsuccessful intrusions by advanced attackers.
• Maintain situational awareness of cyber activity by reviewing open source reporting for new vulnerabilities, malware, or other threats that have the potential to impact the organization.
• Research and learn tactics, techniques and procedures associated with advanced threats to create and add custom signatures that mitigate highly dynamic threats to the enterprise.
• Research emerging cyber threats. Apply analytical understanding of attacker methodologies and tactics, system vulnerabilities, and key indicators of attacks and exploits.
• Assist senior analysts in performing "deep dive" analysis and correlation of log data from multiple sources
• Collaborate using information and knowledge sharing networks and professional relationships to achieve common goals.
• Analyze reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).
• Assist with remediation and recovery strategies, suggest defensive policy enhancements and information technology procedures.
• Support knowledge management efforts to capture indicators of comprise (IOCs), help consolidate data where required, and provide recommendations for improvement.
• Provide input to status reports, briefings, recommendations, and findings to management and executives as required.
• Present final project to senior leadership at the end of the internship.
• Actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related degree, and have completed at least three years of an undergraduate curriculum or two years of experience and maintained a minimum 3.0.
• The following may be considered in lieu of pursuing a degree: Cybersecurity related training/certifications, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from top universities or institutions, experience, soft-skills, and passion for cybersecurity.
• Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication.
• Demonstrated leadership or cyber skills gained from student clubs, community involvement or work experience.
• Fundamental understanding of networking, infrastructure, software development, and application technologies.
• Understanding of basic cyber threats such as phishing, ransomware, and social engineering.
-U.S. Citizenship is required
• Familiarity with common scripting languages (like Perl and Python) to parse logs, automate processes, and integrate systems.
• Basic understanding of remote access, OSI model, and TCP/IP networking principles and protocols.
• Knowledge or experience with software engineering lifecycle support (requirements, design, implementation, test).
• Basic knowledge of Linux operating systems.
• Understanding of different threat actors such as the Advanced Persistent Threat and the threat landscape.
• Understanding of more advanced attack method types and their usage in targeted attacks such as malware implantation, perimeter vulnerabilities, application vulnerabilities, lateral movement, etc.
• Desired soft skills
o Analytical mind with creative problem solving ability
o Critical thinking
o Curious and agile learner
o Detail oriented
o Desire to learn how things work
o Early adopter of new technology
o Ability to clearly and concisely summarize information