ICS Cyber Security Intern

Requisition Number:  13176
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


ICS Cyber Security Intern

Job Responsibilities:

In this position, the industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Intern can expect to be  assisting in the evaluation and implementation of network architecture and cyber security services and technologies in nuclear power plants around the world. The individual in this position will work as a member of the Distributed Control & Information System Platform & Cyber Security group and will be responsible for a variety of functions utilizing their understanding of cyber security practices and technologies. The candidate should have a thorough background and experience in information assurance/cyber security application to ICS,  technical security audit, and general information technology & networking.

An ideal candidate for this position would be expected to provide technical advice and leadership in the realm of cyber security and have comprehensive knowledge of several areas of specialization within the cyber security discipline and industrial control systems architecture. Candidates in this position are directly responsible for providing technical leadership for engineering design, build, configuration, and testing of security systems and industrial control networks.


  • Contribute to project team efforts including network architecture & cyber security engineering for Nuclear Generation I&C Projects.
  • Introduction to moderately complex network architecture & cyber security analysis, product configuration, integration testing and troubleshoot difficult problems
  • For multiple ongoing projects, provide network and system specification documentation deliverables to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the security controls necessary to mitigate the vulnerabilities to an acceptable level of risk. 
  • Participate in information sharing with internal and external customers including the delivery of presentation material, technical training, and knowledge transfer
  • Engage in network security including firewalls, data diodes, security information & event management, network intrusion detection and application of host-based security products from a centralized server and secure (hardened) configuration of system components
  • Support auditing activities according to defined policies and procedures.
  • Support alignment of current security requirements with security control frameworks



Pursuing Technical Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security / Information Assurance, Engineering (Electrical or Computer) or Computer Science, Information Sciences and Technology, or similar. 



  • Knowledge of engineering principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of security control frameworks such as NIST 800-53, 20 Critical Controls, ISO 27002, NEI 08-09 is helpful but not required
  • Excellent Verbal and written skills
  • Network Device Configuration Knowledge / Experience
  • Experience with virtualization technologies. (VMware)
  • Experience in industrial environments or industrial control systems a plus  
  • Skill in conducting system/server planning, management, and maintenance.
  • Skill in correcting physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance
  • Skill in troubleshooting failed system component (i.e., servers)
  • Skill in identifying and anticipating system/server performance, availability, capacity, or configuration problems.



At least one of the following certifications is preferred but not required.

  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) or equivalent
  • Security+ Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Other related technical certifications showing areas of expertise from qualified and reputable vendors and certification agencies



Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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