Opportunities to join our team

The following positions have been filled for the summer of 2017.  If you are interested in applying for the fall of 2017, please contact us.

*Currently an unpaid position with the benefit of owning your own projects, working independently (or with others if you like!), and doing valuable work that will have an immediate and visible impact.
 

The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) is a Boston-area 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to making New England a recognized global hub for cyber security. We focus on building, enriching, and maturing the region’s cyber security community by bringing together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats. Our programming emphasizes the importance of sharing cyber threat information, engaging in next-generation cyber security research and development, creating education programs that will address the shortfall in cyber talent, and advancing public policies that will enhance security. 

The ACSC is not your typical company. With a small team led by our Executive Director, ACSC team members work closely together to support the needs of ACSC members and the cyber security community-at-large. Our team works with executives at local top-tier organizations to help address some of the most sensitive challenges that the organizations face. Our work environment is fun but driven, relying on the initiative and motivation of each team member to succeed. 

Please send your resume or any questions regarding to info@acscenter.org. 

Cyber Security Market Research Assistant
As a cyber security market research assistant, you will work closely with the ACSC Executive Director to execute our ambitious research agenda. In this role, you will interact directly with ACSC members to collect information about cyber security tools and techniques, process data to better understand what does and does not work well when defending against cyber attacks, and develop frameworks to help cyber protectors and defenders make informed decisions. You will help host events that promote stronger collaboration between organizations, study the underlying elements for building a stronger cyber workforce, and evaluate security technology features.


We anticipate that expertise in the following areas is necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Deriving discrete data requirements from broadly defined cyber security problem areas.
  • Hunting, gathering, and assessing cyber security information from public sources to collect data for analysis.
  • Writing scripts to automate collection and pre-processing of public source data.
  • Developing surveys for gathering information from decision-makers on key issues that relate to the defined cyber security problem areas.
  • Conducting outreach to gather survey responses from appropriate cyber security and technology representatives.
  • Analyzing data against the defined problem areas and develop results.
  • Developing charts, graphs, and other visualizations to convey results.
  • Writing reports to comprehensively communicate results.
  • Translating observations to findings.
  • Creatively exploring new problem spaces.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated interest in Cyber Security, Information Security, Security Technology, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or Science.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Advanced familiarity with data analysis applications including spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers), data visualization tools, and open source research methods.
  • Experience with computer programming or scripting languages.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Ability to self-define tasks and work independently.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities.
  • Refined written and verbal communications.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Experience with data mining, business intelligence, and database design a plus.

Cyber Security Market Research Co-op/Intern
As a cyber security market research co-op/intern, you will work closely with other researchers and the ACSC Executive Director to execute our ambitious research agenda. In this role, you will interact directly with ACSC members to collect information about cyber security tools and techniques, help process data to better understand what does and does not work well when defending against cyber attacks, and assist in promoting ways for cyber protectors and defenders to improve their decision-making. You will help host events that promote stronger collaboration between organizations, study the underlying elements for building a stronger cyber workforce, and compare security technology features.

We anticipate that expertise in the following areas is necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Hunting, gathering, and assessing cyber security information from public sources to collect data for analysis.
  • Making surveys for gathering information from decision-makers on key issues that relate to the defined cyber security problem areas.
  • Conducting outreach to gather survey responses from appropriate cyber security and technology representatives.
  • Analyzing data against the defined problem areas and develop results.
  • Developing charts, graphs, and other visualizations to convey results.
  • Documenting analysis results.
  • Creatively exploring new problem spaces.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated interest in Cyber Security, Information Security, Security Technology, etc.
  • Coursework and/or class projects that demonstrate information gathering and data analysis.
  • Relevant internships or academic projects.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Familiarity with data analysis applications including spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers), data visualization tools, and open source research methods.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Refined written and verbal communications.
  • US citizen or permanent resident a plus.
  • Experience with scripting languages or other computer programming a plus.

Data Analyst Co-op/Intern
As a data analyst co-op/intern, you will work closely with researchers and the ACSC Executive Director to help execute our ambitious research agenda. In this role, you will collect information about economic investment in cyber technology research, help process data about cyber attacks and threat profile trends, and assist in building a broader understanding of quantitative measures associated with the cyber security problem space.

We anticipate that expertise in the following areas is necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Identifying public and private information sources containing information about cyber security problem areas, including but not limited to career positions, financial technology investment, government funding.
  • Writing algorithms and formulas to automate collection and pre-processing of public source data.
  • Analyzing data against the defined problem areas and develop results.
  • Developing charts, graphs, and other visualizations to convey results.
  • Writing reports to comprehensively communicate results.
  • Creatively architecting new data analysis problems to explore.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated interest in Cyber Security, Information Security, Security Technology, etc.
  • Coursework and/or class projects that demonstrate information gathering and data analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Advanced familiarity with data analysis applications including spreadsheets (Excel, Sheets, Numbers), data visualization tools, and open source research methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL, relationship databases, and data schemas
  • Experience with computer programming or scripting languages.
  • Ability to self-define tasks and work independently.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving capabilities.
  • Refined written and verbal communications.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Experience with data mining, business intelligence, and database design a plus.