1. Vacancies
  2. PhD position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response

PhD position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response

Are you looking for a PhD position in federated monitoring and automated response? Please read further!

Apply now
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Eline Meijerink
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Estefanía Talavera Martinez
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Stephan Maathuis
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Clara Stegehuis
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Stefano Stramigioli
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Britt Büter
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Kuan Chen

Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,443 - € 3,122
  • Deadline 31 May 2022

The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research has a vacancy for a PhD Position in Federated Monitoring and Automated Response.

Real-time monitoring is essential for threat detection and response. Many different monitoring approaches have been proposed in the state-of-the-art and several tools are available on the market. However, the complexity and dynamism of modern distributed environments pose a critical challenge to such tools, which are limited in terms of scalability and visibility. Additionally, in such distributed architectures it is crucial to correlate observed insights (e.g., indicators of compromise) to track lateral movement.

The goal of this PhD Project is to research novel methodologies to monitor distributed environments, ultimately aiming at threat detection, automate the extraction, learning, and correlation of cyber threat intelligence (CTI), and reason about effective and transferable threat response strategies.

Research Question:

How do we monitor distributed environments for threat detection and how do we extract, share, and deploy response strategies in an automated way?

Your profile

  • We are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic researcher with a background in, or affinity with, researching, designing, and building Federated Monitoring and Automated Response approaches for Data Security;
  • You have, or will shortly acquire, an MSc degree in computer science, business information technology or electrical engineering or comparable with a background in Cybersecurity;
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment;
  • You are proficient in English.

Our offer

  • As a PhD student at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment;
  • The University offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues;
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2.443,- (first year) to € 3.122,- (fourth year);
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid);
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision;
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other staff.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application before may 31st via the ‘Apply now’ button below and include:

For more information, you are welcome to contact Tom van Boven, t.w.vanboven@utwente.nl

Share this vacancy

About the department

About TUCCR
The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research (TUCCR) is a public-private partnership where experts, professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students from industry and knowledge partners collaborate to deliver talents, innovations, and know-how in the domain of cybersecurity.

The mission of TUCCR is to strengthen the security and digital sovereignty of our society by performing top-level research on real-world data and network security challenges. To achieve significant societal impact, TUCCR combines technical, socio-economic, and ethical know-how and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from security labs, testbeds, data lakes, and dedicated attack-defense environments, such as cyber ranges.

The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research is a public-private partnership between the University of Twente, Cisco, SIDN, Thales, TNO, BetterBe, NDIX, NCSC, Vereniging Nederlandse Banken, SURF and Northwave.

About the organization

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

About the faculty EEMCS

Curious about what the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) stands for? Check out the EEMCS website for more information.

A job that matters

Create new opportunities for yourself, your colleagues and our society. Scientist or teacher, administrator or facilitator, thinker or doer, energetic leader or silent support – your work at the University of Twente matters. And you too!

How to apply

Step 1

Apply.
When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

Apply now

Step 2

Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

Want to know more?

Boven, T.W. van (Tom)

Boven, T.W. van (Tom)
Innovation and Operations Manager TUCCR

Boven, T.W. van (Tom)
Innovation and Operations Manager TUCCR

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Tom for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

Your Colleagues

  • Our mission
    Being ‘people-first’ is our choice

    At the UT it’s all about people: People First, in line with our university’s High-Tech – Human Touch philosophy. In everything we do, the well-being and future of our students and staff are paramount. From research and teaching to personnel management, campus management and the use of new technologies.

  • Our mission
    We are a university of technology

    Our university is a public institution that serves society. We are accountable to society for the ways in which we use our academic freedom. We are responsible for ensuring that the power of science and technology is harnessed to achieve the best possible impact in a changing world. We cherish our rich tradition of combining technical and social sciences in our five profiling themes: Improving healthcare by personalized technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

  • Our mission
    We help to strengthen society

    We help society meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. But we are also transparent about what science and technology can and cannot do in finding sustainable solutions. And help translate these solutions into everyday life.

  • Our mission
    We are sustainable

    We want our communities to flourish and show resilience, so we seize opportunities for innovation. We are knowledgeable and have an eye for what society needs. Our students and staff receive all the guidance they need in their quest for ecological, social and economic sustainability.
    “The University of Twente is all about people: People First. Our sustainable technologies help to strengthen society.”

Browse all jobs