Malicious Insider Threat Assessment and Mitigation (MITAM) Program

Company: Alpha Echo
Duration: 3-months
Start Date: November 2023
Location: Newcastle
Scholarship: $20,000

About the Company

Alpha Echo is a cybersecurity consultancy specialising in Cyberworthiness and Defence consulting. We have a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity, incorporating a variety of security specialists, intelligence analysts, behavioural scientists, educators, and engineers. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

Project Objective

The malicious insider threat and mitigation project aims to build a research-informed method of identifying and monitoring threats, while the mitigation strategy aims to sustainably mitigate insider threats.

The foreseeable deliverables of this project include evidence-based briefs, early-stage assessment tools and a body of literature reviewing current literature and focusing on how to sustainably mitigate malicious insider threats.

Intern Skills

The intern should have skills in literature review, quantitative and qualitative survey design, and an understanding of cybersecurity and malicious insiders. The intern should also have project management, presentation, and data analysis skills and be able to communicate effectively.

Additionally, specific knowledge of the topic (malicious insiders), cybersecurity expertise/knowledge and specific relevant knowledge of personality, attitudes and behaviours is desirable for the role



Applications must be submitted online by 24 September 2023 and should include additional documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Supervisor Support Letter
  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residence
    (e.g. passport, birth certificate, citizenship or PR certificate)



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