Paid Research Position

Paid Internship in cyber security

 

Project Scope: Cyber/Cybersecurity hygiene is a set of habitual practices that individuals and organisations utilize to maintain the health and security of their users, devices, networks, and critical data. This project will target the strategies for boosting cyber hygiene by deploying a research-driven, low-engagement honeypot to investigate and analyse the vulnerabilities and attack vectors that originate from internal and external sources. The collected metadata such as threat types, session duration, login credentials, and Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) numbers will be used as knowledge to develop security rules to improve the security posture of businesses. Different Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools (ELK stack, Splunk, Wazuh, etc.) will be explored to integrate with the deployed honeypot for comparative performance evaluation. As an end product, the developed security rules will be infused into the firewall for mitigating similar future attacks. The research article(s) will be produced as a tangible output of this project.

Position: Full-time: Early Career Researcher/internee (paid work experience for undergrad/postgrad)
Project Start Date: 12th September 2022
Project Duration: 24 weeks with Stipend (€350 per week)

Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Undergrads and Masters degree holders (Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics/Cybersecurity and related disciplines) with good technical and programming skills.
  1. Enthusiastic Candidates with a background in Cybersecurity along with interest in pursuing research degrees (e.g. Masters/Ph.D.) in the future will be preferred.

Candidates interested in this paid opportunity should contact Dr. Mamoona Asghar at mamoona.asghar@nuigalway.ie with a Cover Letter, CV and transcripts by August 19, 2022 (5:00 pm IST).