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Security Response Program Manager Student - 4 Month Winter Term



Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Today, BlackBerry® is a transformed company. We’re no longer about the smartphone, what we once did for smartphones is what we’re now doing for Enterprise of Things (EoT) – envisioning, enabling and securing new forms of communication that are connecting the business world in extraordinary new ways. We have the most complete and advanced end-to-end solutions to enable EoT, and our ideas lead the way in the hottest markets like cybersecurity, SaaS, neural networks and autonomous vehicles.

Today our software is trusted by the world’s most important organizations, including all of the G7, 16 of the G20, NATO, financial firms, healthcare providers and educational institutions. BlackBerry technology is further embedded in millions of ‘things.’ You can find BlackBerry in smart watches, medical devices, cars, trains, robots, smart meters, TV broadcast equipment, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, pilot training simulators, mail-sorting machines and, of course, tablets and smartphones just to name a few.

Position Summary

BlackBerry strives to build and maintain the most secure, trusted solutions possible. To continue our tradition of excellence, we are looking for individuals in the security space who are technically skilled, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced to join BlackBerry. The BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (BBSIRT) is a center of excellence working to ensure the ongoing security of our products and services for customers and partners worldwide.

We are currently looking for a security minded student to support our efforts responding to emergent software based cyber-threats or incidents involving BlackBerry products and services.

The successful candidate will work in a fast paced, highly dynamic and challenging environment and will work with various teams across the organization to support vulnerability mitigation efforts, from identification of potential issues to analysis, mitigation and related internal and external communications. The technical and threat landscape change constantly and this position would suit someone willing to learn continually while working on cutting edge technologies and handling multiple priorities.

The ideal candidate will already be able to build and manage relationships in a large, complex ecosystem but must be willing to grow this experience. The role centers on solving problems at the intersection of technology and people.

Location: Waterloo, ON

Length of Term: 4 Months

What you will do

  • Act as an organizational focal point for product security response efforts for your assigned program
  • Create an integrated project schedule to coordinate response activities, driving timely and appropriate resolution of complex security concerns
  • Issue triage; quantitatively evaluate and contextualize risk, asses and prioritize response efforts.
  • Track and report on activities and status to senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Extract/extrapolate emergent threats from Internet and private sources, mapping them onto a technical footprint.
  • Proactively cultivate strong working relationships across the organization and industry to ensure effective collaboration on resolving complex, time critical and customer impacting security defects.

Who we are looking for

  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education in a related discipline
  • Effective communication skills – both written and oral
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • A proactive approach to all aspects of work
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Some familiarity with common classes of security vulnerabilities, software development lifecycle, and/or CVSS scoring (not a hard requirement)
  • General understanding of IT and working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint

Student Life at Blackberry

  • Growth Mindset: employees have access to skills training and professional development courses, mentorship programs as well as unlimited access to our on-demand learning platform.
  • Commitment to Wellness: employees have access to events that support physical, mental and financial wellness. We host wellness sessions, fitness courses, discounts to local gyms and offer a 24/7 Employee Assistant Program (EAP).
  • Highly collaborative teams and a supportive workplace environment, with organization-wide events and a student social committee.
  • Employee Perks: we have snack and beverage programs at all locations. Students also have access to discounts for local stores, transportation, restaurants and activities.

See more about the student program at BlackBerry over on our Instagram @BlackBerryStudentLife

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