CERT Analyst Intern

  • $16.19 - $20.76/hour
  • About New York City Cyber Command
    On July 11th, 2017, the Mayor of the City of New York signed Executive Order No. 28 enabling the establishment of New York City Cyber Command (NYC3) led by the Chief Information Security Officer of the City of New York. The duties of NYC3 in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications include setting information security policies and standards for the citywide agencies under the City of New York, Direct Citywide cyber defense and incident response and provide guidance on cyber defense and information risk to the Mayor and City agencies.

    Job Description
    The mission of NYC3 is to Prevent, Detect, Respond and Recover from cyber threats against the data and infrastructure of the City of New York, in collaboration with public and private sector partners. More specifically this position is for the Threat Management tower within NYC3. As a Cyber Command Intern (CERT Analyst) you will work closely with the CERT, Security Operations (SOC) and Intelligence team on triaging, responding, remediating and recovering from high severity incidents involving over 140 agencies of the City of New York.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Build detection rules with the log management solution to alert on anomalous behavior indicative of a malicious threat actor;
    • Deliver recommendations and actions to improve the detection, escalation, containment and resolution of incidents;
    • Maintain knowledge of the current security threats and actors and their relevance to the City by monitoring reports and intel sources;
    • Build metrics utilizing a data security approach to gain insight into attacks and responses to incidents within the City of New York;
    • Assist in root cause analysis of high severity incidents;
    • Work with NYC3 Data Sciences team to ensure accuracy of the alerts being generated from their machine learning algorithms in relation with the threats observed and correlation.

    Preferred Skills
    The preferred candidate should possess the following:
    • Enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program (with an anticipated graduation date no later than May 2020);
    • An active knowledge of current trends in computer security, software/hardware vulnerabilities;
    • General knowledge on security fundamentals and an inquiring mind;
    • An active interest in current security research;
    • Knowledge in network analysis , host analysis and IDS/IPS technology.

    Hours/Shift
    Day - No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

    Residency Requirement
    New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

    Minimum Qual Requirements
    For Assignment Level I:
    Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school.
    For Assignment Level II (Information Technology):
    Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or closely related field, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study.
    For Assignment Level III (Information Technology Fellow):
    Matriculation at an accredited college or graduate school. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in a college or graduate school with a specific course of study in information technology, computer science, management information systems, data processing, or other area relevant to the information technology project(s) assigned, including or supplemented by 9 semester credits in an acceptable course of study. Appointments to this Assignment Level will be made by the Technology Steering Committee through the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
     
    SPECIAL NOTE
    Maximum tenure for all Assignment Levels in the title of College Aide is 6 years. No student shall be employed more than half-time in any week in which classes in which the student is enrolled are in session. Students may be employed full-time during their vacation periods.

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