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Co-Op, Information Security

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 28 February 2023

Job Description:

Build your resume experience and enhance your marketability with real-work, hands-on practice through a Co-Op/Intern opportunity!

Saab, Inc. is in search of a motivated, enthusiastic cybersecurity student who would be interested in putting their studies to real-work practice through a Co-op/Intern opportunity at our Collamer location in East Syracuse, NY. This assignment is for the 2023 Spring semester (January - April)

In addition to a competitive hourly rate, Saab Inc. offers a sign-on bonus to off-set housing  expenses for Co-ops residing outside the typical office commuting distance.


As part of the Information Security group, you will be working with our Information Security Engineers to perform real-time monitoring of our information systems.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities include:

  • Performs security assessments of applications and systems using penetration and vulnerability testing

  • Assist with risk analysis.

  • Configure and investigate security alerts.

  • Conduct vulnerability scans and coordinate with IT to implement software fixes to remove system vulnerabilities

  • Respond immediately to cybersecurity-related incidents and assists in investigations

  • Incident response using forensic investigation techniques.

  • Develop, apply, and assess secure technical baselines for various applications and products (i.e. Windows OS, Linux OS, firewalls, switches, etc.

Skills and Experience:

Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of networks/subnet masks/gateways/routers/VLANs.

  • Well-organized with the ability to thrive in fast-paced high-stress scenarios.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with team building experience working in an international environment.

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program with a major in Cybersecurity or related discipline

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Must have completed Sophomore year or greater

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.