Application Security Intern

US Remote
Technology Office
Job Requisition Number:  AMLAB187

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com


Role Summary

The Application Security Engineer Intern will function as a member of the global application security team with Sophos. The core areas of focus will be around threat modeling, our bug bounty program, traingin, and working with fellow AppSec peers to help Sophos engineering teams produce increasingly secure software and products.


What You Will Do

  • Assist Sophos engineers teams through participation in security reviews, threat modeling sessions, and other work related to application security.
  • Participate in AppSec training
  • Participate in vendor assessement and selection
  • Help participate and improve in the Sophos bug bounty program
  • Assist with the creation and improvement of internal documentation related to application security initiatives, policies, and guidance. This includes helping improve the intern program using your own experience as a basis to help make things better for future interns.  Research and internally present new trends in the application security industry
  • Actively articipate in weekly team meetings, retrospectives, and 1-on-1s 


What You Will Bring

  • A high-level understanding of the standard Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDL) model
  • Conceptually familiarity with standard AppSec concepts such as threat modeling
  • Awareness of typical AppSec tool categories such as SAST, SCA, DAST, IAST, RASP
  • 6 to 12 months of experience in writing software/scripts and using git as source control; the equivalent of completing two to three FreeCodeCamp.org curriculum paths
  • Strong conceptual familiary with the OWASP Top 10; you should be able to discuss them fairly well
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfort presenting technical topics to peers
  • Ability to learn quickly, ask meaningful questions, and work as a member of team


What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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