Cyber Defenders is a 6- to 12-week paid summer internship that provides students with practical experience in understanding computer systems, network operations, computer security, information protection, and cyber policy. Through the program, interns will develop skills in areas such as intrusion detection and prevention, network monitoring and analysis algorithms, and anomaly detection and machine learning. Working closely with their Laboratory mentors, students will also complete a research project and share their results through a presentation and a poster session. They will attend lectures and seminars, participate in individual and group exercises, and explore new technologies that can be applied to computer security. The program is in its sixth year and is open to undergraduate and graduate students; it starts in June and runs through August, with the start and end dates tailored to the individual student’s school schedule. Mentors propose project ideas that permit students to work on activities related to a broad spectrum of topics in computer security and technically relevant to LLNL’s national security mission.
Students who would like more information about the Cyber Defenders Program, or who would like to submit an application, visit the LLNL Cyber Defenders site. Laboratory employees interested in serving as mentors should send an email to Celeste Matarazzo and Evi Dube.
Celeste Matarazzo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Evi Dube | email@example.com