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Internship: Advanced Cyber Attacks

Location

Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)

Type

Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40

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What will you be doing?

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTS) are sophisticated cyber-attacks that are usually undetected because current detection methods are insufficient. Malware detection and analysis is of the utmost importance in the context of cyber espionage. Many existing detection technologies focus on the initial intrusion, while the next phase can remain undetected for long periods of time. This may cause large amounts of damage because sensitive information or money is obtained.

At TNO we are working on detection methods and techniques with a focus on the stage after the initial intrusion, for example by means of statistical anomaly detection of network traffic. In addition, our approach is based on the recognition of malicious activity among large amounts of regular network traffic and events. Network simulation tools and models can be used to validate the effectiveness of detection in different network environments and for different attack scenarios.

We have defined the following assignments within this research area:
 
ASSIGNMENT 1: DETECTION OF ADVANCED CYBER ATTACKS
For this assignment you join a TNO project to detect sophisticated cyber attacks using anomaly detection and/or clustering of systems based on network traffic. You contribute to the development of new methods and / or the improvement of existing methods. Examples of previous graduation projects:
http://essay.utwente.nl/70560/
https://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/scripties/MasterVanSplunder.pdf

ASSIGNMENT 2: NETWORKTRAFFIC SIMULATION FOR APT DETECTION
You will develop models for the communication behavior of malware and cyber attacks in various stages of cyber kill chain. In addition, your research methods for modeling regular network traffic. This simulation environment will be used to evaluate and validate new APT detection techniques.
 

What do we require of you?

For assignment 1 we're looking for a master's student in the last phase of his study Computer Science or other related field who would like to work on detection techniques for advanced cyber attacks. Experience with statistical methods or data processing is a plus, but not necessary. The important thing is your motivation to work in this rapidly changing field.
TNO is the most ideal graduation a project that is a combination of the knowledge and interest of the candidate with the expertise of the supervisor at TNO.

For assigment 2 we're looking for a master's student in the last phase of his study Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Telematics or other related field who would like to work on simulation techniques for network traffic. Experience in data processing is a plus, but not necessary. The important thing is your motivation to work in this rapidly changing field.
TNO is the most ideal graduation a project that is a combination of the knowledge and interest of the candidate with the expertise of the supervisor at TNO.

 

What can you expect of your work situation?

The Department of Cyber Security and Robustness is searching for an intern. Our department employs about forty-five professionals who combine a background in quantitative methods and modeling with knowledge of telecommunications, IT and security. Because of this we are able to predict, improve, and secure the quality of ICT services of our customers. We have a leading position in the European research community, which is reflected in active participation in various national and international research programs.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

Has this vacancy aroused your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.


Contactpersoon: Alex Sangers
Phone number: +31 (0)6-29625338



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