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    The DHS Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) is specifically designed to provide current undergraduate and graduate students with cybersecurity-focused assignments intended to complement their coursework and expose them to the field of cybersecurity. Selected students will support the cybersecurity mission at one of the following DHS components: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), the Office of Policy/Cyber, Infrastructure and Resilience Policy, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), or the United States Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard).


    The DHS Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative may offer stipends to selected/eligible student (both undergraduate and graduate).  Selected students are required to work a minimum of 10 hours or more per week.   


    Note: students scheduled to graduate prior to September 2017 are not eligible for this program—unless they are graduating with an Associate's degree and pursuing a Bachelor's degree, or they are graduating with Bachelor's degree and pursuing a Master's degree to fulfill the requirement of being an enrolled student.  


    Multiple positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. While all positions will be filled in the Department of Homeland Security, multiple Components and Offices within DHS may use this announcement to fill positions.

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    Students selected for the Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative (CSVI) will have a unique opportunity to support the cybersecurity work performed by DHS. Each assignment will be unique, but possible duties or tasks include:

    ·         Assisting with hardware and software updates to forensic systems.

    ·         Assisting with network monitoring and incident response.

    ·         Assisting with researching new solutions for emerging cyber security threats.

    ·         Assisting with the development of cyber policy. 

    ·         Assisting with cyber case management, IT purchasing, IT inventory, and computer hardware/software maintenance.

    ·         Assisting with security operations, security technology and policy, and security tools sustainment. 

    ·         Analyzing and evaluating security log data.

    ·         Analyzing cybersecurity programs.

    ·         Conducting vulnerability scans.

    ·         Observing computer forensics analyses and their use in investigations.

    ·         Performing evidence intake, processing and analysis.

    ·         Produce unclassified documents describing and analyzing cyber threats.

    ·         Produce cyber-specific intelligence products.

    ·         Researching cybersecurity tools and techniques.

    ·         Supporting investigations into personal use violations.

    ·         Researching the impacts of cyber incidents on critical infrastructure.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459594600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.