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NASA IV&V Cyber Intern

Job ID: 215169
Location: FAIRMONT, WV, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Category: Cyber
Schedule: Part-Time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is the sole provider of Systems and Software Assurance Services to the NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program located in Fairmont, West Virginia. At the NASA Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility, we support NASA's IV&V Program, delivering analysis and verification & validation of safety-critical and mission-critical software for a number of important NASA programs, including both human and robotic exploration as well as earth and space science collection platforms.

 

The successful candidate will learn to work independently and as a member of a team in one or more of these IV&V Cybersecurity sections.

The Vulnerability Assessor is responsible for the evaluation of networks and systems to identify vulnerabilities with the goal of helping an organization improve its security posture. This is a highly technical hands-on role that will utilize the knowledge of common ports, protocols, and services (PPS), knowledge of system administration, operating systems, and creativity skills. It is an opportunity for a team player to enhance a world-class team and learn new skills.

The intern will assist with various cybersecurity taskings to include but not limited to the following:

  • Assist in conduct host/network/application vulnerability and compliance assessments as a member of a technical team.
  • Assist in assessing networks and systems for compliance with NIST, local policies and other DOD and commercial publications.
  • Assist in configuring, executing, validating, and contextualizing the output of vulnerability discovery tools such as Nmap, Nessus, Nexpose and SCAP.
  • Work extensively from the Windows and UNIX/Linux command line (e.g. Bash and PowerShell).
  • Conduct research and formulate recommendations for vulnerabilities.
  • Employ extensive use of Microsoft Office main tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio to prepare plans, reports, diagrams, tables, briefings, etc.
  • Have ability to present, demonstrate, explain, and document operational impact of a particular vulnerability or the combination of many vulnerabilities and flaws.
  • Assist with developing proof-of-concept examples and scenarios for reports and live demonstrations.
  • Assist with creating/documenting tactic, techniques, and procedures (TTP) to train and expand/share knowledge with customers and team members.

This intern will be primarily assigned to the Cybersecurity Assessment Team (CAT) which is part of the Mission Protection Services Unit.  However, if needed, this intern may be used as a floater between the Vulnerability Assessment Team, Cloud Technologies and/or Life Cycle and Integration Unit.

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled pursuing a 4-year degree at an Accredited College or University in the field of Cybersecurity or Computer Science.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated.
  • Must have the ability to critically think, solve complex technical issues.
  • Must be a team player, seek and heed the advice and experience of other senior staff members and actively ask for help when needed. 



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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