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Sophia, Threat Intelligence Analyst Intern

Sophia, Threat Intelligence Analyst Intern


After hearing about FireEye’s internship program from fellow interns, Sophia, Threat Intelligence Analyst Intern, chose to intern at FireEye because of its culture. “Working in a mission-driven environment is important to me, and this company does a great job of both serving its clients and protecting internet users worldwide.” 

Sophia is able to take part in protecting users in her role as a Threat Intelligence Intern. “I work on the Financial Crime team in FireEye Threat Intelligence. My team focuses on financially-motivated threat actors. My work is very much collaborative, and my team works together on every report we produce.”

The collaborative structure of her position brings new opportunities each day at FireEye. “Every day is a new adventure. I could be collecting data from forums to identify long-term trends, compiling critical reports to highlight for our monthly summaries, or doing new research on an actor that I think might be up to something interesting.” Sophia collaborates both with her team, as well as cross-functionally. “We’ve worked with Espionage, Strategic, and Advanced Analysis teams on some of our most interesting reports. I love the insight we get from people with a different subject-matter expertise,” says Sophia. 

“There are some brilliant people who work here, so take advantage of it! Grab coffee with people – everyone is friendly and happy to let you pick their brains."

Sophia took advantage of this collaborative culture outside of her day-to-day job function as well. “There are some brilliant people who work here, so take advantage of it! Grab coffee with people – everyone is friendly and happy to let you pick their brains. Early on in my internship I met with SVP Sandra Joyce and she helped me brainstorm my entire future career in cyber threat intelligence. Truly, everyone is here to help you.” 

Sophia was able to share the work she completed over the summer with the rest of FireEye at Intern Project Showcase. “I loved the intern showcase. Every summer there is one day where the interns present their work to the company – kind of like a grown-up science fair. I had a blast! I built a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game in which players are financially-motivated actors hoping to sell some secrets on the dark web. I haven’t had many opportunities to present original research like that before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”