Job no: 501800 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 193002 - Center for Cyber Innovation Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Nov 11 2020
The research is about an automatic and model based Intrusion Detection and Response System, following the Monitor, Analyze, Plan, Execute, Knowledge (MAPE-K) framework for autonomic systems. The main objective of this project is the realization of a model-based and automatically deployable protection system that operates (i) as a Security Information and Event Management (providing therefore detection capabilities and correlation functionalities on the streams of events produced by Intrusion Detection Systems, System and Application Logs, AntiVirus) and (ii) as an automated decision maker for planning the optimal defense strategy to apply on the system once a threat is detected.
In order to execute concrete defense operations on the system we plan to leverage, among the others, state-of-the-art technologies such as Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization. The project will span several areas of research including, among the others: cyber-security, software and systems (meta)modeling and engineering, machine learning and reinforcement learning, big data, game theory, software defined networks, high performance and cloud computing.
B.S. in engineering or computer science; Two years of professional experience in a related area, requires two years at previous level or equivalent.
Earned doctorate in computer science with a focus in cyber security. Earned masters' degree in cyber security & operations or closely related field Experience working with ERDC Projects
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc.
Routine deadlines, usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressure from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, ability to distinguish colors.
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Position is contingent upon funding availability.
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Internal Number: 501800
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