Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR): Information and Cyber Security Internships 2021

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites unemployed graduates to apply for Information and Cyber Security Graduate / Internship Programme for 2021.

Internship Application Closing Date: 10 January 2021

Internship Location: Pretoria and Johannesburg

Key responsibilities:

Under focused mentorship, coaching and supervision, the Intern will be required to:

  • Conduct technical research and development on emerging information and/or cyber security systems, including identity systems (biometric systems);
  • Design, develop and/or pilot emerging information and cybersecurity technologies and related systems;
  • Assess, evaluate, and update diverse cyber security systems across multiple technology environments against vulnerabilities and threats;
  • Deploy, manage, monitor and/or operate information and cyber security systems, tools and/or devices (such as firewalls, proxies, servers, network access control, active directory and/or other related security infrastructure or tools)  across different application domains;
  • Prepare, review, and publish technical reports and/or articles in local forums.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science/engineering or related fields;
  • An Honours degree in information technology, computer science/engineering or related will be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of Information and Cyber Security topics such as network security, mobile security, identity management, data security, web security, database security, governance, and/or cyber security in general;
  • Knowledge in software design and development;
  • Competency with latest programming and scripting languages such as C#, Java, Python, JavaScript, NodeJS, ReactJS, and others;
  • Knowledge in the following is essential: 
    • Linux and Windows Operating Systems including Virtual Machines;
  • Computer literacy and competency in MS Office;
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to independently conduct research, capture research results and write technical reports;
  • Ability to interact with peers and superiors;
  • Ability to work across diverse information and cyber security domains;
  • Ability to solve challenging and complex technical security problems;
  • Ability to innovate and create new solutions for current cyber security problems;
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and time management;
  • Ability to work independently in a team context;
  • Ability to take ownership of own career and development;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, decision-oriented and meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to acquire new skills.

How to apply

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