REN-ISAC Data Analysis Intern
The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is hosted at Indiana University and our staff report to the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology through the Public Safety and Institutional Assurance unit. We receive funding and support from membership fees, Indiana University, Internet2, and EDUCAUSE.
REN-ISAC has two primary roles. As the computer security incident response team (CSIRT) supporting the R&E community at-large, we serve the entire EDU space in the United States, including non-members. In this role, we work with trusted third parties to notify higher education institutions of infected hosts and suspicious network traffic.
REN-ISAC serves over 600 member institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and the United States. For a modest annual fee, member institutions gain access to additional services and benefits.
The intern selected for this position will assist with identifying Information Security trends within the Higher Education community, understanding geographic/regional/financial constraints of Higher Education institutions, and analyzing opportunities for REN-ISAC to retain/increase member institutions.
This position offers candidates a unique opportunity to learn about and gain work experience in Cybersecurity–a field with growing opportunity and a bright future.
Description of duties:
Deliver a final project/report that includes analysis of demographic data from the 600+ member institutions of REN-ISAC and how it correlates with annual survey data results. Demographic data will include Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, geographic/regional data, internal data from REN-ISAC's Membership Registry, as well as, results from the 2019 REN-ISAC Membership Survey. Evening / weekend availability is not required. The position is eligible for an average of 10hrs/week for up to 15 weeks.
Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Self-motivated, able to work independently as well as part of a larger team
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Excellent with Excel data manipulation and interpretation
- General interest in Information Security and technology
- Skills in the analysis, management, and application of spatial information through analysis of data
- Experience with data visualization tools and platforms such as Tableau, Google Earth, etc.
- Experience with web design
Project Supervisor: Joseph Potchanant
Home Campus: Bloomington or Indianapolis
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating "Data Analysis Intern", and resume including skills relevant to project requirements, to: UITSHR@iu.edu