MassMutual Financial Group IT Academy Intern - Cyber Security in Springfield, Massachusetts
IT Academy Internship Program
What is the IT Academy?
The IT Academy is MassMutual’s premier IT internship program, dedicated to developing diverse, highly skilled students and aiding them in achieving their career goals.
Cyber Security Position s Profile
At MassMutual, information security is of the utmost importance. Every day, our cyber teams protect against threats to our customers’ personal information. Cyber security careers at MassMutual are challenging, varied, and extremely rewarding. If you are interested in pursuing a career in cyber security, we have included a list of skills and competencies that will strengthen you r application. Check it out below!
Caree rs in cyber security may allow you to experience work in the following areas. Interest/prior experience in these areas will strengthen your application.
Advanced Threat Monitoring and Detection
Conduct advanced monitoring and investigative activities to defend against advanced threats; conduct forensics analysis to understand advanced threats; engage in ethical hacking to uncover organizational vulnerabilities.
Policy and Control Knowledge
Introduction to a broad set of information security standards and frameworks (ISO, NIST, etc.); defend against data leakages by supporting end-user awareness efforts and implementing appropriate policies; aware of end-user behavior and business changes that may require changes in information security policies and controls; ensure well-constructed and specific policies and procedures are in place across the organization.
Introduction to relevant information security laws and regulations; keep pace with changing security regulations and standards; interpret relevant laws and regulations effectively in the context of the organization; support litigation activities (such as e-discovery); support interactions with internal Legal and Audit departments.
Direct Privacy/Security incident response activities, through investigations, corrections, corrective actions, and preventive actions; able to work with cross organizational stakeholders (e.g. Public Relations, Operations) to facilitate forensics related activity for company products and tools.
Identify and assess the severity and potential impact of risks; communicate risk assessment findings to risk owners outside Information Security in a way that consistently drives objective, fact-based decisions about risk that optimize the trade-off between risk mitigation and business performance.
Exposure to existing security and IT systems in the organization; keep pace with changing security and IT technologies; understand the impact of emerging business and end-user technologies in information security requirements and architecture.
Effectively manage vendor relationships and performance; assess the risks and benefits of working with external vendors; understands and is able to help the organization comply with the regulations and policies governing the use of vendors; maximize the benefits of using outside vendors
Cyber positions may include projects such as:
Security awareness efforts
In the IT Academy, you will have the opportunity to participate in
Valuable, impactful projects
Close mentoring and professional development opportunities
Access to networking forums and conversations with senior leaders
Indicators of Success
Aspiration/Interest in Leadership
Current Freshman, Sophomore or Junior enrolled in a four-year Bachelor degree program
Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
Demonstrated leadership skills gained from student clubs, community involvement or work experience
Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring visa sponsorship, both now and in the future
Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Strong, creative problem solver
Works autonomously, self-starter
Intellectually curious and agile learner
Preference for Computer Science, Information Technology, and Business-related majors
Demonstration of MassMutual’s Core Values: Act with Integrity, Focus on the Customer, Value People, Work Collaboratively, and Achieve Results
Committed to Diversity and Inclusion
We believe diversity includes the broadest possible range of cultures, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, while inclusion means creating an environment where all people and ideas are valued. Our goal is to welcome everyone — customers, employees, suppliers, and visitors alike.
Score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2016)
National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)
DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)
Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2016)
Military Friendly Employer (2017)
MassMutual provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. MassMutual complies with applicable federal, state and local law governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training. MassMutual also has affirmative action programs designed to achieve equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Human Resources is responsible for the design, implementation, communication, and monitoring of affirmative action and other equal employment opportunity programs.