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Cyber Security Analyst Student - 4 Month Winter Term



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

Worker Sub-Type:

Student (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

The Cyber Security Analyst Student will report to the SOC manager and is an involved member of the SOC team. This role must display an in-depth understanding of new trends and technologies related to Information Security, and contribute to the company’s Information Security strategy and roadmap.

Location: Waterloo, ON

Length of Term: 4 Months

What you will do:

  • Working on a fixed shift as an active member of the team, monitor and process response for security indicators and incidents.

  • Stay current with and remain knowledgeable about new threats. Analyze attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) from security events across a large heterogeneous network of security devices and end-user systems.

  • Participate in threat modeling collaboration with other members of the security team.

  • Aid in threat and vulnerability research across event data collected by systems.

  • Investigate and document events to aid incident responders, managers and other SOC team members on security issues and the emergence of new threats.

  • Work alongside other security team members to hunt for and identify security issues generated from the network, including third-party relationships.

  • Share information as directed with other team members.

  • Adhere to service level agreements (SLAs), metrics and business scorecard obligations for ticket handling of security incidents and events.

  • Leverage knowledge in multiple security disciplines, such as Windows, Unix, Linux, data loss prevention (DLP), endpoint controls, databases, wireless security and data networking, to offer global solutions for a complex heterogeneous environment.

  • Maintain working knowledge of advanced threat detection as the industry evolves.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Currently pursuing a post-secondary education in related field

  • Demonstrates highly effective communications skills, with ability to influence business units.

  • Has an analytical and problem-solving mindset.

  • Is highly organized and efficient.

  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.

  • Is highly trustworthy; leads by example.

  • Works calmly under pressure and with tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrates effective decision-making skills.

  • Is highly trustworthy; leads by example.

Above and Beyond:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL) operating systems; including configuration, and support.

  • Knowledge of Identity Management fundamentals.

  • Knowledge of SIEM systems.

  • Knowledge of Endpoint Security Configuration.

  • Previous customer relation experience.

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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