New York Power Authority Developmental Intern - Cyber Security in White Plains, New York

Developmental Intern - Cyber Security

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Job Description

Intern will work on metrics development for Cyber Security. This is an important area for the department and helps to quantify both areas of risk and trending of vulnerability response over time. A well developed Metrics program is part of a mature Cyber Security program and is recommended industry best practice.

The intern will have a role in gathering metrics statistics and in developing how these are reported on and used to gauge overall performance response and areas for improvement.

Other learning opportunities would include interfacing with non-cyber staff in the iSOC on potential operational and physical threats that could also have a coordinated cyber component to them.

Intern would attend daily staff meetings to review open cases/incidents and integrate with the rest of the team for knowledge transfer.

Skills, knowledge, and abilities the intern will walk away with at the end of the internship:

Skills: Increased understanding for the Cyber Security threat and vulnerability landscape. Increased understanding of the process for researching and reporting on threats as these become known. Learn how reporting and metrics are performed on the threats once researched

Knowledge: Improved understanding of metrics component details and how these relate to actual tasks performed by Cyber Security staff, as well as how these relate to actual Cyber vulnerability management,Intern will also gain knowledge of software used for gathering and reporting, namely Splunk, Qradar and other security tools.

Abilities: The intern will make an important contribution to the NYPC Cyber Security program by helping to identify and research potential Cyber Security threats and vulnerabilities. This work is important in helping to quantify relative potential impact levels of newly reported threats and thereby reduce overall risk to NYPA.

Required Skills

Technical Competencies:

Basic understanding of IP network protocols. Basic computer and Internet research skills. Ability to read text and other files, and then compile gathered information into summary formats. Skill with using Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint for data gathering recording. Prior familiarity with Splunk desired, but not required.

Behavioral Competencies:

Willing spirit to learn and take on new tasks. Ability to work well with others and listen to direction. Good communication skills and the ability for written communications.

Required Experience

Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with Associates Degree in Computer Science or other relevant field of study.

Job Location

White Plains, New York, United States

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