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Vanderbilt University Information Security Intern in Nashville, Tennessee

Information Security Intern (Job Number: 1900560)


Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) has an exciting opportunity for an Intern Security Analyst. This Information Security Internship is an opportunity for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in obtaining personal exposure in higher education by serving in an internship allowing the individual to gain broad exposure to and develop a better understanding of the variety of operations and services within the defined department at Vanderbilt. The focus of this internship will be on operational security tasks such as Threat Detection and Response, Incident Response and Forensics.

SAIR is part of Information Security within VUIT. The primary responsibilities of this group include performing threat detection and response, incident response, forensic analysis and security assessments.

Key Functions andExpected Performance:

Key Function #1:

  • Triagealerts from various technologies such as Security Information and EventManagement systems and Endpoint Detection and Response tools.

  • Respondto and investigate reports of phishing.

Key Function #2:

  • Updatemetrics for reporting utilization of SAIR services and security incidents.

  • Assistin creation and maintenance of procedural documentation for the SAIR team.

Key Function #3:

  • Assist in forensic, investigativeand analytical aspects of TDR and IR.

  • Assist in development of scripts orprograms useful to team efforts.

Profile ofan Ideal Candidate

  • Requirededucation: college juniors, seniors, and graduate students

  • Requiredexperience: 0-1 years of experience in Information Technology or Security

  • Preferredexperience: 1+ years of experience in Information Technology or Security

  • Requiredhard skills/certifications

  • Fundamentalknowledge of Network configuration, troubleshooting or administration

  • Fundamentalknowledge of Desktop configuration, troubleshooting or administration

  • Fundamentalknowledge of Information Security principles, concepts and best practices

  • Preferredhard skills/certifications

  • Noviceexperience with Linux/Unix operating systems

  • Noviceexperience with scripting i.e. Python, Bash, Perl

  • Noviceexperience with malware analysis

  • Noviceexperience with digital forensics

  • Noviceexperience with incident response

  • Noviceexperience with network traffic analysis

  • Preferredsoft skills

  • Demonstratesprofessionalism

  • Demonstratesa driven attitude

  • Demonstratesa passion for constant learning

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

AboutVanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 46314 - IT Security Operations

Job: Student Workers (Enrolled at Institution)

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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