University of Twente

PhD position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response

2022-09-30
Opslaan als favoriet

Over de werkgever

Looking for a job that matters? Join the university of technology that puts people first – and shape new opportunities both for yourself and for ou...

De pagina van de werkgever bekijken

Job description

The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research has a vacancy for a PhD Position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response.

Real-time monitoring is essential for threat detection and response. Many different monitoring approaches have been proposed in the state-of-the-art and several tools are available on the market. However, the complexity and dynamism of modern distributed environments pose a critical challenge to such tools, which are limited in terms of scalability and visibility. Additionally, in such distributed architectures it is crucial to correlate observed insights (e.g., indicators of compromise) to track lateral movement.

The goal of this PhD Project is to research novel methodologies to monitor distributed environments, ultimately aiming at threat detection, automate the extraction, learning, and correlation of cyber threat intelligence (CTI), and reason about effective and transferable threat response strategies.

Your profile

  • We are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic researcher with a background in, or affinity with, researching, designing, and building Federated Monitoring and Automated Response approaches for Data Security;
  • You have, or will shortly acquire, an MSc degree in computer science, business information technology or electrical engineering or comparable with a background in Cybersecurity;
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment;
  • You are proficient in English.

Our offer

  • As a PhD student at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment;
  • The University offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues;
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.541,- (first year) to € 3.247,- (fourth year);
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other staff.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application before October 1st via the ‘Apply now’ button below and include:

  • A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for a PhD position in this research area.
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae, including any publications if applicable, academic awards and your working experience.
  • An academic transcript of BSc and MSc education, including grades.

For more information, please contact dr.ir. Andrea Continella (a.continella@utwente.nl) or Tom van Boven (t.w.vanboven@utwente.nl)

About the department

The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR) is a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity.

The mission of TUCCR is to strengthen the security and digital sovereignty of our society by performing top-level research on real-world data and network security challenges. To achieve significant societal impact, TUCCR combines technical, socio-economic, and ethical know-how and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from security labs, testbeds, data lakes, and dedicated attack-defense environments, such as cyber ranges.

The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research is a public-private partnership between the University of Twente, Cisco, SIDN, Thales, TNO, BetterBe, NDIX, NCSC, Vereniging Nederlandse Banken, SURF and Northwave.

About the organization

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

Informatie over de vacature

Functienaam
PhD position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response
Locatie
Drienerlolaan 5 Enschede, Nederland
Gepubliceerd
2022-08-10
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2022-09-30
Soort functie
PhD
Opslaan als favoriet

Meer vacatures bij deze werkgever

Over de werkgever

Looking for a job that matters? Join the university of technology that puts people first – and shape new opportunities both for yourself and for ou...

De pagina van de werkgever bekijken

Relevante stories

...
Futureproofing Computer Security Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) Leestijd: 4 min
...
Solar Fuels: Harnessing Energy From the Sun Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) Leestijd: 4 min
...
Printing the Solar Cells of the Future King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Leestijd: 5 min
...
“You Can Think Big Here” Tampere University Leestijd: 4 min
Meer stories