Cyber Security Engineering Student – 8 Month Fall Term
City : Waterloo
Category : Software & Systems
Industry : IT
Employer : BlackBerry
Worker Sub-Type:Student (Fixed Term)
Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.
Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.
Within the BlackBerry Cyber Security Systems team, you will primarily work on and assist other team members focused on the management of Cyber Security vulnerabilities within our infrastructure. In this role, you may be engaged to assist with the daily operations and maintenance of various vulnerability management tools, coordinate vulnerability management projects, report vulnerability relevant metrics, and develop automation tools necessary to improve or maintain the vulnerability management process. Depending on your aptitude or chosen educational path, you may also be asked to work with the Cyber Security Systems - Endpoint or Cyber Security Systems - Enterprise teams and could be asked to assist in automation, basic triage of issues and exploring new technologies.
You will learn about various types of security vulnerabilities and the tools to track them, how the risks are managed, and how to apply your development skills to improve and enhance the vulnerability management process.
Depending on your skill set you may be asked to support our Cyber Security Systems - Enterprise team, with opportunities to work with our PKI infrastructure team supporting both our Corporate and Service certificate requests, work with our Cyber Security Networking team on basic firewall configurations and configuration testing, work with our CSOC Engineering team on SIEM configurations and testing of configurations and support of other tools used for Cyber Security incident handling. You may also work with our Cyber Security Systems - Endpoint team assisting in configurations of our endpoint tooling and assisting in supporting end user issues. If your skill set supports it, you may also be asked to assist our Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment team during internal and external penetration testing. This may include organizational tasks as well as automation of tooling to support this function.
Location: Waterloo, ON
Length of Term: 8 Months
What you will do:
Project coordination and management
Responsible for documenting and reporting progress on the vulnerability management program
Responsible for developing automation
Assisting team members with creating, publishing, and presenting relevant documentation
Interact with teams across Cyber Security and the larger BlackBerry organization
Who we are looking for:
Currently pursuing post-secondary education in a related technology field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Basic understanding of Cyber Security principles and related data networking technologies.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools and programs.
Working knowledge of programming and scripting languages (Powershell, Ruby, Python, Java script are preferred).
Able to prioritize tasks and occasionally deal with conflicting priorities and objectives.
Understand the norms of working in a highly confidential environment.
Willingness to learn and be challenged each day.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL) operating systems; including configuration, and support.
Knowledge of Vulnerability Management fundamentals.
Development languages such as C/C++ or Java.
Knowledge of Multi Factor authentication systems.
Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure.
Knowledge of Web Development.
Knowledge of database systems.
Exposure to Atlassian’s Confluence and Jira.
Knowledge of Three-tier architecture.
Should have a great attention to detail.
Previous customer relation experience is also an asset.
Student Life at Blackberry
Growth Mindset: employees have access to skills training and professional development courses, mentorship programs as well as unlimited access to our on-demand learning platform.
Commitment to Wellness: employees have access to events that support physical, mental and financial wellness. We host wellness sessions, fitness courses, discounts to local gyms and offer a 24/7 Employee Assistant Program (EAP).
Highly collaborative teams and a supportive workplace environment, with organization-wide events and a student social committee.
Employee Perks: we have snack and beverage programs at all locations. Students also have access to discounts for local stores, transportation, restaurants and activities.
See more about the student program at BlackBerry over on our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40