What We Do: The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a not-for-profit Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) at Carnegie Mellon University, specifically established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to focus on software and cybersecurity. The CERT Division in particular is a national asset in the field of cybersecurity that is recognized as a trusted, authoritative organization dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks. The CERT Division regularly partners with government, industry, law enforcement, and academia to develop advanced methods and technologies to counter large-scale, sophisticated cyber threats.
CERT's Monitoring & Response Directorate is comprised of three units:
- Digital Intelligence and Investigations (Forensics)
- Security Operations (CSIRT, SOC, etc.)
- Network Situational Awareness.
We are seeking students with cybersecurity or computer science/engineering course work to assist in research projects directly supporting our customers. Our people have a love of learning and deep interest in all things cybersecurity. Depending on our needs and your interests, experience and aptitude, you can expect to work on applied research areas to include:
- Host-based Forensics
- Network-based Forensics
- Developing and prototyping new security analysis techniques, tools, and platforms
- Incident Response and Analysis
- IOT Research
- Mobile Device Research
- Network Situational Research Development
We are looking for students who have a foundation in more than one area to include:
- Malware Analysis/Reverse Engineering
- Networking /Protocols
- File Systems
- Large-scale storage
- Virtual infrastructure
- Knowledge of common vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigation
- Penetration Testing
- Experience with common security controls including firewall, proxies, IDS/IPS, web application firewalls
Do you have a passion in learning and cybersecurity? You will be part of an elite community of researchers, engineers, scientist and analyst who's focus is advancing the state of the art/ state of the practice for our government clients.
Requirements: Must be eligible to work in the US without a Visa. You will be subject to a background check.
Housing: While housing is not provided, Pittsburgh is a dynamic, yet lower-cost area with many opportunities for student or temporary housing, especially during the summer as we are located adjacent to two major universities.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.