Security Research Intern

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Today HP is a $50+ billion fortune 50 company with just under 50,000 employees worldwide across 190 countries. HP is about innovation, it's who we are and what we have been doing since 1939, and we keep reinventing ourselves. Together we challenge convention, pushing each other to surprise the world.

We are looking for highly-skilled, motivated, and driven students to apply for research internships at the HP Inc. Security Lab in Bristol, UK, and help us advance the state-of-the-art in system security. Multiple internships are available across diverse topics: from researching cyber-resilient hardware and software security architectures, to security analytics, machine learning for and with security, or designing security for next generation cyber-physical infrastructures, from the Internet of All Things, to emerging 3D printing ecosystems.

Our industrial research lab is a unique environment at the intersection between academic research, in collaboration with institutional partners around the world, and real-world innovation in partnership with HP global business units; this provides interns with a unique opportunity to learn about the realities of both worlds, and to contribute research that may eventually have impact on HP products and solutions used by millions of people around the world.

Internships will start between April and July 2018, for a preferred duration of 5-6 months.

We welcome applications from full time students with the relevant skills and experience at Masters and PhD level.

What will you learn?

Interns will develop research and engineering skills, applied to significant security challenges. You will be directly supervised by experienced researchers, and will be an integral, visible and valued member of the Security Lab. You will have the chance to present your work within the lab, may contribute to working papers, and collaborate with our academic and business partners.

What will you work on?

The research agenda in the Security Lab is broad, as we are constantly innovating across device security, infrastructure security and security management. You will work on a specific project in one of the areas described below that is the best match between your skills and interests, and our priorities.

With more computing power moving to the 'edge' of the network, endpoint devices are the target of more attacks but also the place where we need to build-in more effective security measures. The Security Lab has a diverse research portfolio that pursues security innovation for current and future endpoint devices, from today's personal systems and printers, to tomorrow's novel connected devices or even 3D printers. For example, our device security work has made significant advances in designing security architectures that leverage hardware design to help not only protect devices, but also provide built-in mechanisms such that systems may autonomously detect and recover from unauthorized or malicious breaches.

In our infrastructure security team we develop new paradigms for securing the IoT/endpoint device eco-system end-to-end. We focus our work on securing user-to-device authentication, device-to-device communications, and also designing secure provisioning and flexible management architectures that support an increasingly large and diverse number of devices.

In security management, our work addresses the ongoing management of security in device eco-systems, innovating in how we can more effectively detect and remediate threats operationally. We also operate our own malware lab to perform analysis of malware samples, and to test our design of new detecting techniques.

What skills do you need?

We are looking for motivated and driven individuals, who enjoy team work, have an excellent grounding in IT, computer science and engineering - theory and practice, and a keen interest in systems security research. Your specialist knowledge might include: strong programming skills, hardware and system software architecture, virtualization technologies, some training or experience in security (from system architecture, to networking security, operational security or applied cryptography), networking and distributed system architectures, or machine learning and other analytics techniques.

Make sure you highlight your skills and areas of interest in your CV and covering letter!

Thanks for taking the time to review our job, if you think it is a match to your experience and interests please apply today- we are eager to learn more about you! If you know a friend who may be a fit for the job please refer them.

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