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40 days ago IBM

2020 X-Force Cybersecurity Internship


Job description


Cyber security and incident breaches are inevitable, and the risks rise every day. Many organizations are in a constant state of breach. To address this business problem, IBM® Security has created the IBM X-Force® Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) team of skilled professionals to help you proactively fortify your organizations against today's evolving global threat landscape. We employ IBM Cyber Range to demonstrate and immerse clients in cyber breach simulation to test organizations' cyber resiliency.

Are you passionate about cybersecurity and looking to become a cyber-champion? IBM Security is seeking a highly motivated intern to help improve the security awareness and visibility of our corporate cybersecurity program. This internship provides you with an opportunity to work independently and as part of the global X-Force team to develop a demonstrable system of Operational Technologies (OT) using industrial control systems. You will be working with the latest tools and technologies while being mentored by X-Force Red and IRIS, a group of cybersecurity professionals who handle penetration testing and incident response.

What do we look for in a successful X-Force Red Intern?
• Strong communication skills along with a combination of technical and business acumen
• Demonstrated leadership and adaptability, with willingness to readily and voluntarily take ownership of highly challenging tasks and problems, even beyond initial scope of responsibility
• Thorough and analytical, with capability to apply logic to solve problems
• Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus despite conflicting demands
• Drive to overcome the most challenging or difficult obstacles and look for ways to improve results
• Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills
• Effective interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals and teams, strengthening relationships to achieve win-win solutions
• Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner
• A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view
• Are a rising Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a Security related field
• Must demonstrate proven academic success

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Required Education

High School Diploma/GED
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QA/Test Developer
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Software Development & Support

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
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Travel Required

No Travel
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Preferred Education

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IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Experience using Linux operating systems, microcontrollers, digital logic, and electronic circuits
• Knowledge of network analyzer and protocols such as ModBus and other industrial control protocols
• Electronic circuit soldering skills
• Experience using oscilloscope and logic analyzer
• Strong verbal/written communication and attention to detail
• Self-starter with experience working in unstructured environments


United States
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

•Foundation knowledge of computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering concepts
•Foundation knowledge of information security concepts and technologies
•Experience with robotics building
•Familiarity with industrial control systems
•Project management experience
•Course of study includes Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Control Systems or similar disciplines

Secondary Job Category

Other Software Development & Support
Eligibility Requirements

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Early Professional Track

No Track
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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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