Master’s thesis in Software Development: Battle for data integrity: a proactive approach to ransomware detection and prevention – Info Support – Veenendaal

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Job Description
Data is a critical asset. Ransomware attacks pose a significant threat by encrypting valuable information and demanding ransom for its release. Your challenge is to develop a system that not only detects ransomware but also proactively prevents it. This thesis involves a comprehensive literature review on current ransomware detection and prevention methods, aiming to create innovative, forward-thinking strategies. Your work will help organizations safeguard their data integrity and set new cybersecurity standards.

Required interest(s)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Research 

What do you get

  • A challenging assignment within a practical environment
  • € 1000 compensation, € 500 + lease car or € 600 + living space
  • Professional guidance
  • Courses aimed at your graduation period
  • Support from our academic Research center at your disposal
  • Two vacation days per month

What you will do

  • 65% Research
  • 10% Analyze, design, realize
  • 25% Documentation

Job Requirements

In a world where data is considered a critical asset, it constantly remains a target for cyberattacks, particularly ransomware attacks. These threats result in the need to encrypt valuable data, with attackers demanding ransom to restore access. Developing an effective system that can not only detect ransomware but also actively prevents it is essential for ensuring the integrity of business data. This task challenges you to think of innovative approaches to tackle this issue.

Salary and Benefits

The assignment

The focus of this assignment is to create a system capable of not only detecting and mitigating ransomware attacks but also implementing proactive measures to stay ahead of such threats. You will conduct a literature review on existing methods for ransomware detection and prevention. Your task is not only to react to attacks but also to develop forward-thinking strategies that anticipate new developments in the world of cyber threats.

This innovative approach will assist organizations in safeguarding their data integrity and set a new standard for cybersecurity in a rapidly evolving landscape. You are encouraged to think outside the box, experiment with emerging technologies, and design a system that is primarily proactive, as well as reactive, in combating ransomware.

About Info Support Research Center

We anticipate on upcoming and future challenges and ensures our engineers develop cutting-edge solutions based on the latest scientific insights. Our research community proactively tackles emerging technologies. We do this in cooperation with renowned scientists, making sure that research teams are positioned and embedded throughout our organisation and our community, so that their insights are directly applied to our business. We truly believe in sharing knowledge, so we want to do this without any restrictions.

Read more about Info Support Research here.

What does Info Support offer you during your graduation period?

Of course, we offer you an excellent package of graduation conditions with various options. These include:

  • Laptop, all necessary tools, and development environments to successfully carry out your assignment
  • A graduation allowance, where you have the choice of:
    • € 1000 gross per month
    • € 500 gross per month + lease car with fuel card
    • € 600 gross per month + accommodation in Veenendaal

During your graduation internship, you will be included in one of our business units and in our Research Center. This will give you a good understanding of the developments within our projects and our research projects.

In addition, Info Support offers you:

  • A challenging master’s thesis at a solid, growing, and financially healthy company
  • Professional and experienced guidance, hybrid working
  • A graduation program with, among other things, training sessions, knowledge evenings, project visits, activities, and team, unit, and company outings
  • Experimentation with new products and releases that are in the pre-release phase
  • Brainstorming with other graduates and IT colleagues who are collegial and passionate
  • Potential for a permanent position in our IT Top Traineeship program!

About Info Support

Info Support specializes in custom software, data/AI solutions, management, and training and is active in the Finance, Industry, Agriculture, Food & Retail, Mobility & Public, and Healthcare sectors. We provide solid and innovative solutions for complex and critical software issues. Our headquarters are located in Veenendaal (NL) and Mechelen (BE). At present, approximately 500 employees are employed by Info Support.

Info Support’s working method is characterized by a number of core values: solidity, integrity, craftsmanship, and passion. These core values are intertwined in our work and the way we interact with each other. This year, we were also named a Top Employer in the Netherlands!

To ensure that all employees are always up to date with the latest developments, Info Support has an in-house knowledge center that eagerly satisfies the hunger for more or different knowledge and skills.

B2 language proficiency in Dutch is required.

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