Security Analyst, Managed Defense Intern - Summer 2020

FireEye, Inc. - Reston, VA3.6

Temporary | InternshipEstimated: $45,000 - $61,000 a year
Job Description

As an intern on the Managed Defense team, you will be the forefront of cyber defense for many of the worlds top companies. You will collaborate with other analysts to investigate security events, contextualize them with available intelligence, and identify potential threats within our customer base. You will transform event information and raw data into compromise reporting for our customers, acting to identify and halt active intrusions.

You will find yourself going head to head on a daily basis with interactive attackers, nation state actors, financially motivated criminals, and malware authors. You will be empowered with access to numerous resources, including entry-points into FireEye’s corpus of intelligence regarding attacker methodologies, missions, and infrastructure. You will leverage your strong understanding of attacker methodologies to keep our customers and the real people they represent safe from compromise by discovering intrusions early, scoping them, and providing written technical recommendations for customers to contain, remediate, and prevent threats in the future. Your attention to detail and dedication to security will help keep our customers safe from those who seek to take advantage of them.

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Perform live response data collection and analysis on hosts of interest in an investigation
Collate and analyze relevant events from host and network device log files
Perform incident response and basic malware analysis to investigate incidents
Help determine the extent of the compromise, attributes of any malware, and possible data exfiltrated
Maintain current knowledge of tools and best-practices in advanced persistent threats; tools, techniques, and procedures of attackers; and forensic and incident response


All applicants must be currently pursuing a degree at an accredited institution
The ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
Experience reviewing raw log files, data correlation, and analysis (I.e. firewall, network flow, IDS, system logs) is preferred
Experience with well-known security tools such as NMAP, Nessus, TCPDump, Wireshark, and Netcat
Understanding of Windows operating systems and command line tools
A solid foundation in networking fundamentals, with a basic understanding of TCP/IP and other core protocols
Knowledge of network-based services and client/server applications
Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
A willingness to be challenged and a strong desire to learn
An open mind, and an appetite for excellence
Experience with and knowledge of packet flow, TCP/UDP traffic, Security Incident Event Monitoring (SIEM) Tools, IDS technologies (e.g. Snort rules), proxy technologies, antivirus solutions, and other enterprise security operations tools

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.