Seeking technical candidates with strong computer science or electrical engineering education and background, to join a systems engineering and research team focused on cyberspace operations in support of our sponsor. The successful candidate will be integrated into a selected team to perform in-depth systems analysis of a wide variety of cyber systems including mobile devices, embedded systems, infrastructure devices, weapons systems, and associated system protocols. The candidate must have the ability to identify vulnerabilities in cyber systems for both defensive and offensive activities. The systems analysis activities will include cyber system and protocol research, hardware and/or software reverse engineering, and the documentation of findings and recommendations. The viability and potential impact of the findings will often require team members to develop proof-of-concept exploitations based on identified vulnerabilities. The candidate will become part of this high-performance team in support of mission operations.
• Given a target communications device, use reverse engineering tools and methods to determine vulnerabilities of the device for information assurance purposes.
• Initial steps will include studying how the device operates, configuring it, determining how it boots/initializes, and obtaining a binary that can be used for reverse engineering.
• Goals for the reverse engineering effort will include: identifying the function that respond to network connections requests, understanding internal communications mechanisms, outlining the general structure of the system software, and determining how system state is altered/saved.
• On conclusion, project deliverables will be a report and presentation summarizing what was learned.
Preferred Qualifications: MS degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field.
Minimum Qualifications: BS and 3 years' experience