cyberflashover 2017

A 10-week paid summer internship program hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory to prepare college students for careers in cyber security.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016.

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Training

Students will learn the necessary concepts and skills for cyber incident response

Project

In addition to classroom training and lectures, students will spend most of their time working with a mentor on a small team project.

Project Ideas

  • Forensic analysis
  • Javascript deobfuscation
  • Network archaeology
  • Malware reverse engineering
  • Sequence analysis
  • Binary file reverse engineering

Presentation

At the end of the summer, students are encouraged to present their research at the Student Symposium.

Exercise

At the end of the summer, students will participate in a puzzle-based exercise to test what they've learned.

How it works

Participants self-organize into teams. The teams are then let loose on a free-form set of challenges spanning multiple categories. Teammates work together to solve puzzles, sharing tips and making new professional contacts. Instructors will be available to help if your team gets stuck.

In addition to puzzles developed to test techniques taught in the previous days' training, participants can unlock hidden puzzle categories to further develop their skills in new areas through learn-as-you-play exercises.

In previous events, participants reported making an average of 5 new professional contacts. The quality of the training training and contest were each rated at greater than 4.5 out of 5.

Exercise Categories

  • Forensic analysis
  • Javascript deobfuscation
  • Network archaeology
  • Malware reverse engineering
  • Sequence analysis
  • Binary file reverse engineering
  • Snort® mastery
  • Splunk® mastery
  • ...and more!

Schedule

The summer program starts June 6 and ends August 11.

Weeks 1-3

  • Morning lectures on core fundamentals of cyber security
  • Afternoon projects to reinforce concepts learned in class

Weeks 4-9

  • Break into small teams and work on a selected project
  • Occasional morning lectures on advanced topics

Week 10

  • Symposium presentation
  • Cyber Spark Exercise

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to apply?

CV and cover letter must be emailed to cyberflashover@lanl.gov by December 1 2016.

When will selections be made?

Selections will be made by January. If you are selected, you will be notified by January 31 2017.

Who is eligible for this program?

You must meet the following requirements:

Is there housing available?

Yes, but it fills up quickly. Here are a few links that might help:

Apply

Applications must be received by December 1, 2016.

To apply, email your CV/resume and cover letter to cyberflashover@lanl.gov.

LANL offers a wide range of summer schools for different experience levels and disciplines. Please visit our Summer School Programs for more information.

Contact us

Los Alamos National Laboratory
US Department Of Energy