04 January 2021

Altron Cyber Security Internship Opportunity 2021

Location: Randburg

Closing Date: 01 February 2021

Description: Altron is looking to hire a Cyber Security Intern. This offers you the opportunity to gain 1 year’s work experience and International Certifications in CompTIA Security + and Ethical Hacking upon successful examination.

This internships are carefully crafted to ensure that the development needs of these young people are aligned with the business needs of our customers. In this way, they are equipped with the skills necessary to become competent and productive employees.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing, updating, and implementing security measures and controls. ·
  • Performing assessments of the IT security/risk posture within the IT network and systems.
  • Risks Assessments and Vulnerabilities assessment. ·
  • Secure digital files and information systems, protecting them from unauthorized access or tampering. 
  • Provide technical support and monitor security access. · Perform regular internal and external security audits. ·
  • Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). 
  • Create, modify, and update IDS, IPS, and SIEM rules. · Analyze the source of security breaches. 
  • Recommend and implement security tools and anti-malware software. 
  • Determine, adapt, and maintain corporate security procedures and policies. 
  • Provide staff with security awareness training.
  • Coordinate security measures with external contacts.
  • Inform management of security vulnerabilities.
  • Identify cybercrime perpetrators and liaise with the appropriate authorities if necessary.
  • Recognize potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.
  • Maintain records of security monitoring and incident response activities.
  • Report on findings and recommendations for corrective action.

Skills and Experience

  • Have successfully completed 3-year Degree/ Diploma in IT: Computer Science, Communication and Networks, Systems Support, Network Engineering, Network Support or other related fields.
  • Strong passion and interest in Cyber Security.
  • Familiarity with information security concepts and knowledge of the cyber threat landscape .
  • Currently unemployed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Currently not participating in any learnership/ internship.
  • Be under the age of 29 years.
  • Not be involved in any other studies for the period of the internships.
  • Persons with a disability must provide a medical certificate  confirming the nature of the disability.
  • Only South African citizens in possession of a valid SA ID will be considered.
  • Clear ITC and no criminal record.

Candidates not contacted for an interview by 5 February 2021 should assume that their application was unsuccessful.

Employment equity targets will apply.  The applicant will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the training venues and the workplace.