MIT Lincoln Laboratory CO-OP Student IT Security in Lexington, Massachusetts

Requisition ID: [[id]]

Candidate will assist in the day-to-day operations of the IT Security Team. This may include developing an information monitoring program to improve the efficiency and accuracy of MITLL security systems. Candidate may also have the opportunity to be involved in various information security projects including the analysis of malware trends, enhancing the offline scanning process, and potentially analyzing zero-day malware. An important part of this position involves monitoring several sources of security information daily including mailing lists, vendor sites, ‘hacking” sites, and other sources. Candidate will work closely with the IT Security Threat Assessment and Engineering and Operations Service areas to help determine any corrective measures to improve delivery relevant product and security information.


Basic knowledge of computer security, anti-virus, and vulnerabilities is helpful.

Basic knowledge of networks and Windows operating systems required.

Must be able to work in a team environment.

Attention to detail and ability to do accurate data entry and analysis required.

Knowledge of scripting languages preferred.

Must be able to interact with end-users in a professional and service-centered manner.

Basic knowledge of Linux operating systems helpful.

Basic knowledge of VMWare helpful.

Active participation in an accredited bachelor's/master's degree program in IT Security or Computer Science preferred.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.