Intern - Software Security (Winter - 2014/15) - Dulles, VA

Company Name:
Cigital, Inc.
Position Location: Dulles, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Reports to: Portfolio Resource Manager
Cigital is looking for Software Security Interns based in Dulles, VA for our Internship program. Interns learn to parachute in wherever software insecurity invades, and to stomp out bugs and flaws wherever they hide. As a Software Security Intern at Cigital, you will work with world-class members in your field using a broad spectrum of cutting edge technologies across many Fortune 500 industries.
About Cigital:
Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security and quality consulting firm. Established in 1992, Cigital plans and implements initiatives to help ensure customers have secure, reliable applications. We improve how they build and deploy software, and we have fun doing it. The daily news gives you a taste of what companies face, but if you're in our field you get to see how serious these problems really are. Whether they're banks, TV networks, or game designers - when businesses get serious about software security they call Cigital.
General Responsibilities:
As Cigital engages with clients in the application of our software security improvement methodologies, the Software Security Intern joins in the execution and delivery of planned project deliverables and milestones that assist clients in learning, understanding, and applying Cigital's secure software development methodologies. The Software Security Intern typically has task responsibility within one project and develops the capability to perform tasks within one or more of Cigital's security practices. The Intern continuously learns and expands his/her technical competence. Our Interns learn to make themselves and their team indispensable advisors to our customers: they assist in building the relationships that help create and identify follow-on assignments.
Cigital has two primary objectives for Internship training:
First, to have interns gather cutting-edge expertise in securing implementations of the latest software technology platforms and automating their analysis using code analysis tools.
Second, to have interns follow Cigital's Software Risk Management approach to identify security vulnerabilities and quality defects and determine the steps needed to harden the software.
Program supervision and evaluation:
Cigital prefers the 'apprenticeship' model for employee development. The intern will work with and under the direct supervision of senior staff members performing analysis and documenting results.
The trainee will acquire skills in line with use of portions of the Software Risk Management methodology including:
Penetration testing of dynamic applications
Analysis of software design and source code
Knowledge of building secure, robust software systems
Specific knowledge for automating code security analysis techniques on the latest software technology platforms
Skills needed to be successful on the job:
Cigital's technical employees must be familiar with the technologies employed by our customers: web application frameworks, secure distributed component architectures, database management systems, real-time embedded systems and intelligent devices, to name just a few.
Our consultants make use of a broad range of skills every day including technologies like:
Java, Spring, Struts, Servlets, JAAS, XML, AJAX, JavaScript, .NET, C#, VB, C, C++, Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Flash, ActionScript, SQL, UNIX scripting, HTML5, Assembly
Experience with the following technologies and activities are beneficial:
Software Quality Assurance, Software Security Fundamentals, Cryptography, Penetration Testing, Source Code Analysis
Source Code Analysis tools like Fortify, AppScan Source Edition, Coverity
Penetration Testing tools like Burp Proxy, Fiddler, AppScan Standard Edition, Firebug, IDA Pro, Nessus, OllyDbg, GDB, Immunity Debugger, API Monitor, SysInternal toolkit, Wireshark, nmap, MetaSploit
Qualifications and Experience:
At least 2 years of college education or equivalent of 4 years work experience.
Compensation & Work Location:
Cigital is based in Dulles, Virginia, with offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bloomington, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Santa Clara, San Diego, Seattle, and clients worldwide. We offer a competitive salary, equity compensation, and benefits.
Date: 2014-09-11
Country: US
State: VA
City: Dulles

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