Internships with the NJCCIC
The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) is the State's one-stop shop for cybersecurity information sharing, threat analysis, and incident reporting. A component organization within the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), the NJCCIC works to make the State of NJ more resilient to cyberattacks. Located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), and acting in a cyber fusion center capacity, the NJCCIC is comprised of members from the OHSP, the NJ Office of Information Technology (OIT), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).
Students have the opportunity to intern within the following NJCCIC bureaus:
Security Engineering & Cyber Operations (SECOPS) Bureau
The SECOPS Bureau is responsible for managing all aspects of information security engineering and daily operations of the State’s enterprise cybersecurity systems that allow NJCCIC to detect and defend against cyberattacks targeting NJ State government networks.
Cyber Threat Intelligence & Analysis Bureau
The Cyber Threat Intelligence & Analysis Bureau is primarily responsible for fusing technical and non-technical sources to analyze New Jersey’s local cyber threat landscape and reduce the State’s virtual vulnerabilities. In addition to cyber tips, alerts, and mitigation techniques, the Bureau produces critical infrastructure sector-specific threat assessments, provides threat briefings, and information security training sessions.
Governance, Risk, and Compliance Bureau
The Governance, Risk, and Compliance Bureau is responsible for assessing and managing the cybersecurity risk posture of the Executive Branch of NJ State Government through the NJCCIC’s proactive risk management services including vulnerability scanning, penetration tests, risk assessments, and security audits. The Bureau is responsible for the development and maintenance of the State’s Information Security Policies and Standards that establish the required behaviors and controls intended to protect the State’s information technology resources, secure personal information, and safeguard the privacy of individuals.
The Partnerships Bureau consists of Cyber Liaison Officers who are primarily responsible for the NJCCIC’s outreach efforts by providing relevant and timely threat intelligence, alerts, and best practices to New Jersey's citizens, businesses, government and nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions via the NJCCIC’s web and social media properties. They coordinate and conduct cybersecurity trainings and briefings and provide all NJCCIC member services.