Associate Cybersecurity Analyst, Intern

Ashburn, VA, United States


Das digitale und mobile Zahlungsnetzwerk von Visa steht an der Spitze der neuen Zahlungstechnologien für die neue Zahlung, elektronische und kontaktlose Zahlung, die die Welt des Geldes bilden

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Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

Information security is an integral part of Visa's corporate culture. It is essential to maintaining our position as an industry leader in electronic payments, which is why Visa has made it a priority to create top-tier security operations and incident response teams to defend the company against evolving cyber threats. If you would like to join a company where security is truly valued, where you can work with like-minded peers who are passionate about the art & science of cyber defense, and where you can use state of the art tools for maximum impact, then we have a home for you.


The successful intern will join a team of information security analysts and investigators in a global security operations center. These analysts perform a critical function in seeing initial incident triage through to a findings stage with digital forensics and other advanced investigative methodologies. The team is part of a larger Cybersecurity organization located across multiple geographic sites and responsible for the comprehensive cyber defense of Visa and its subsidiaries.


Some Job duties and projects include:

  • Identify Cybersecurity threats and perform analysis of reported anomalies on Visa networks and systems.
  • Mitigate and contain identified threats using approved methodologies when detected.
  • Support Incident Response escalations by actively performing digital forensics exams on myriad technological devices (i.e. workstation, mobile devices, servers).
  • Operationalize actionable reports from the Threat Intelligence team and external sources.
  • Collaborate with operational support staff to ensure they are actively engaged in potential security threats and concerns.
  • Provide feedback to peer teams to enhance the sensor set and improve signature fidelity.
  • Contribute to projects that enhance the security posture of the enterprise. Opportunities may include big data analytics, automated malware analysis tools, whitelisting/blacklisting, NAC, deep packet inspection, live forensics, and others.
  • Identify trends, potential new technologies, and emerging threats that may influence the business.
  • Provide technical advice and input for the support of integrated security systems and solutions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree with a graduation date in December 2024 or later
  • Strong communications skills, specifically, the absence of repeated grammatical or typographical errors, clear and concise written and spoken communications that demonstrate professional judgment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with technology, information security, and/or network administration
  • Educational or practical work experience utilizing Digital Forensic tools
  • Experience with Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux Platforms.
  • A solid foundational understanding of TCP/IP and networks to include firewalls, routers, and ACLs.
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest issues encountered and recommend an appropriate solution
  • Ability to convey security concepts related Cybersecurity events to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Programming experience is a plus
  • The ability to take on challenges and address problems head-on 
  • Strong ability to collaborate 
  • Highly driven, resourceful and results oriented 
  • Good team player and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate through ambiguity

Additional Information

Work AuthorizationPermanent Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment for this position. Visa will not sponsor applicants for work visas in connection with this position. Future sponsorship will not be considered.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $26/hr to $31/hr, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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