Graduate intern at Deloitte Cyber Risk Services

Do you want to graduate at Deloitte Cyber Risk Services? Great! We believe that your thesis should be about something that drives you and is supported by your faculty. It is our goal to optimally support you in your research and ensure that you deliver a high-quality research and graduate in time.

What you can expect from us:

  • Access to an extensive network of cybersecurity professionals
  • Dedicated supervision to coach you on your thesis and to help find your way within Deloitte
  • Additional support from our experts to further improve the quality of your research

During your internship, you’ll become part of the team and as such, you have the opportunity to see what we do, how we work and experience a truly diverse team. Additionally, we encourage you to join our team events such as our trainings, Friday drinks, LAN parties, pizza sessions and our team weekends. So besides focusing on your thesis, you can experience our culture, drive and even have some fun while doing it!

What we expect from you:

  • Enthusiasm and dedication to deliver a high-quality thesis within an agreed timeframe
  • A valid topic related to cybersecurity and a feasible research approach

During your internship, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Laptop
  • Internship allowance
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses

Thesis topics

Some examples of possible thesis topics are listed below, categorized in accordance with our team structure. Please note that this is only an indication of possible topics, so do not feel limited by them. We encourage you to shape your own topic and use these examples as inspiration. Feel free to pick any topic related to cybersecurity and we will do our best to find a match between your preference and our expertise!

Strategy

Vigilant

Secure

Privacy

Strategy

Category: Cyber Risk Management
Cyber security governance enables organizations to make informed decisions about cyber security risk management, security measures, cyber security investment and other. There are various methodologies that can be used to define and implement strategies addressing cyber security and risk associated with it. To what extent are cyber security strategies integrated with other organizational strategies? How far do cyber security strategies go beyond the organization itself? What lies at heart of an effective cyber security governance and how can cyber security governance be improved?

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantifying the impact of cybersecurity investments
  • Managing security in various types of organizational models
  • Standardization versus agility of cybersecurity decision making

Category: Cyber Security Awareness
Human actions often contribute negatively to security incidents. People fall victim to social engineering campaigns, phishing or other tactics of cyber criminals. Cyber security awareness and training have been proven to increase chances of catching a scam or attack before it leaves a full impact. But how effective is the cyber security awareness training really? And what can be done to improve current cyber security awareness among people?

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantification of the effectiveness of cyber security awareness activities on human behavior
  • Gamification of Cyber Security
  • Human perception of cyber security-related risks

Do you have other cool ideas? Let us know! You are always welcome to present your topic to us.

Vigilant

Category: Security Automation
Conventional SIEM platforms capture tons of information and warnings which are supposed to be pursued and reviewed by the SOC team manually. Consequently, this had led to many challenges ranging from shortage of resources, time-consuming-repetitive tasks that leaves no time for focusing on value-adding work, and alert fatigue that could lead to slower response times and possible human error. The answer to these problems is automation. However, to what extent could automation go? Could there be a point in time where human input is completely dispensable?

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and value of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response platforms
  • Endpoint Detection and Response solutions and the automation of threat hunting
  • Malware analysis methods
  • Intrusion detection/Prevention systems
  • Cloud Monitoring solutions

Category: Cyber Threat Intelligence
In this digital era where hacker sophistication is rising rapidly, ensuring that an organization is adequately protected against a wide range of cyber threats and vulnerabilities was never more essential. Cyber threat intelligence can help organizations gain valuable knowledge about these threats, build effective defense mechanisms and mitigate the risks that could damage their bottom line and reputation.

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • TIBER framework effectiveness and limitations
  • MITRE based threat hunting methodologies and effectiveness

Do you have other cool ideas? Let us know! You are always welcome to present your topic to us.

Secure

Category: Strategy of Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
Industry is going through its fourth revolution right now due to ever growing introduction of IT into factories. However, the IT requirements for factories are much different than for other businesses. How to deal with these changes and with the changes of the fourth industrial revolution?

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • Current state of digital security of different industry sectors
  • Usage of safety culture in awareness campaigns
  • Effective governance structures in ICS (OT vs IT)

Category: Technical approach to the ICS
How does the interaction between ICS and IT systems works? Do we need changes in way we approach ICS systems? And if so, what would these changes be?

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • ICS malware analysis
  • Hardware hacking (PLC, SIS, etc.)
  • Intrusion detection systems / monitoring for ICS systems

Category: Development of hacking challenges
One way how to stimulate young generation about cyber security is to provide a challenge-based, exciting learning experience which is freely accessible to all. But how do we optimally reach the right target audience? How to ensure that the challenges are at the right difficulty level? Many practical questions can be answered around this subject, both technical and non-technical.

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • General development of our online Hackazon portal
  • Creation of various CTF challenges
  • Development of hacking training for non-technical audience

Do you have other cool ideas? Let us know! You are always welcome to present your topic to us.

Privacy

Category: Privacy
It is difficult for organizations to function without trust and safety. How are the personal information and other data handled? What are legal obligations related to data handling? How do you ensure privacy in every part of the design process? Privacy is a very broad topic, that reaches further than just the legal aspects.

Examples of thesis topics regarding cyber security governance might include, but are not limited to:

  • The influence / effectiveness of Privacy by Design
  • Privacy governance and strategies
  • ePrivacy and GDPR analysis
  • Possible usage of Privacy Technology
  • Privacy crisis management challenges

Do you have other cool ideas? Let us know! You are always welcome to present your topic to us.

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