Information Security Intern
Shearman and Sterling

New York, New York

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Job Description

This internship can be based in any of the following locations and is eligible for fully remote work: California, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Role Summary

The Information Security Intern ("the Intern") will assist with responding to daily security and operational system alerts and perform active threat monitoring and hunting for advanced threats.

The Intern will be an active member of the cyber threat hunt initiative, proactively mining security data and other information sources to determine whether active threats, such as system compromise and data exfiltration, are occurring, as well as participate in security incident response and investigations.

This individual will also take part in detection engineering, performing security alert research and development to help the firm stay current on the ever-changing threat landscape.

The Intern will take part in the firm's threat intelligence initiative, monitoring for changes to the threat landscape and identifying potential cyber threats to the firm. This individual will also be responsible for participating in the firm's vulnerability management program, which includes on-going maintenance and management of hardware and software that secures the firm's networks and systems, as well as analyzing and troubleshooting problems. This involves working closely with the firm's technology operations teams to identify, assess, and mitigate risk to the firm by prioritizing and remediating applicable vulnerabilities in accordance with firm policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, review, and respond to security events in conjunction with the rest of the information security team.
  • Serve as part of the first line of response to security events and alerts and stay abreast of current threats.
  • Participate in the design, development, and management of security logging and SIEM programs for the firm's computing systems. In conjunction with the SOC, continually augment a successful security monitoring program as the threat landscape continues to evolve.
  • Assist in implementing and utilizing automation technologies to optimize security operations and response.
  • Coordinate with the SOC and various teams to investigate security events/incidents.
  • Perform daily operations of information technology security operations, including responding to alerts and events.
  • Perform research and analysis on an ongoing basis to ensure the Information Security team remains up to date regarding the latest threats, and all other forms of Information Security events. Provide concise summaries of issues that can be conveyed to the business, as appropriate.
  • Assist in validating security solution and platform health to ensure accurate and optimal performance.
  • Document processes and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
  • Strong foundational skills in basic computing and networking.
  • A deep interest in security and a desire to grow technically.
  • Technical knowledge of the protocols that make up a modern enterprise (i.e. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP/S, FTP, SSH, etc.).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Scripting expertise in PowerShell and/or Python is a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of relevant productivity tools (e.g. MS Office, Visio, etc.) a plus.


Education & Experience
  • Working towards a College or Graduate Degree; or an equivalent certification path.


Physical Activity/Other Miscellaneous
  • Ability to work outside of standard office hours, as needed.

Location(s)
New York-599


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