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AARNet Work Experience Program

Short-term placement opportunities at AARNet

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AARNet Work Experience Program: Protect Workstream

The Protect Workstream provides an insight into cyber security attacks and risks that institutions face, along with hands-on experience using real-time data with the AARNet Security Operations Centre team.

Want to find out what it’s like to work as a cyber security analyst in Australia’s Academic and Research Network?

The Protect Workstream provides background and real-world experience in cyber security within a national telecommunications company. You’ll work with the AARNet SOC team to find out about adversary motivations and tactics, risks institutions face every day, learn how to identify an active attack, and how to present a threat intelligence briefing.

Students can participate in the Protect Workstream at AARNet’s Melbourne office.

What you’ll learn:

Day 1: Research with SOC operations

  • Understand adversary motivations and tactics through reviewing real case studies from the research and education sector.
  • Learn key business risks that Universities need to address.
  • Create an attack map using tools such as MITRE Attack Framework using reports from real incidents to show how the adversary worked towards their goal.

Days 2 & 3: Threat visibility and detection techniques

Using the knowledge gained on day 1 creating the attack map, work with the AARNet SOC engineering, Customer Success, and SOC Analyst teams to:

  • Review the data coming into the SOC to identify where activity may be visible.
  • Determine detections that can be put in place considering rule efficacy metrics, such as true positive and false positive rates.

Day 4: Report back to the SOC

  • Create a summary presentation to capture findings and observations.
  • Present a threat intelligence briefing with recommendations for preventing, detecting and responding to the attack techniques used in the scenario.

Ready to apply?

Contact the AARNet Human Resources team to register your interest in the Work Experience Program. Once we receive your request, we will forward you the application documentation.