Internship: Analyzing security relevant logging in the wild F/M Internship: Analyzing security relevant logging in the wild F/M

SAP (Fribourg, Schweiz) Vor 16 Tagen veröffentlicht

Requisition ID: 265267
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Student
Employment Type: Limited Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


Maintaining security is a constantly shifting task, and we need to respond with continuous learning and research. The portfolio of SAP Security Research contains those topics that we believe are most important for SAP’s security future.
SAP’s vision to secure business is built on 3 ideals: Zero-Vulnerability, to harden the software by eliminating vulnerabilities, Defensible Application, to enable the software to identify and prevent attacks, and Zero-Knowledge, to make any theft of data useless through encryption.
Considering these aspects, SAP Security Research covers the following focal areas: Anonymization for Big Data, Secure Internet of Things, Software security analysis, Open-source analysis, Deceptive application, Applied cryptography, Quantum technology, and Machine Learning as enabler for the next generation of security.


This internship is based in the SAP Labs France Research Lab, in Sophia-Antipolis. The work will be performed in the context of the Research Program “Security & Trust”, under the “Defendable Application” topic. This topic aims at protecting applications by directly reacting to attackers performing active information gathering, as well as attackers who already found a way in (for example thanks to a successful credential theft through a phishing email).

SAP has developed an approach consisting in detecting malicious activity thanks to a set of deployed or virtual honeytokens, followed by a diversion phase where the attacker is re-routed to a honeypot. From the code perspective, the honeypot is a clone of the original application, meaning that attacker’s activity can be monitored to discover the exploitation of unknown vulnerabilities.

The goal of this internship is to explore the security relevant logging requirements for web applications, and to develop methods to make sure that the application and the honeypot environment will have the capacity to monitor different attacks.  We will focus on the actual application logs (rather than the network logs) and the security related events that occur during runtime.


The expected work is to get familiar with the security and audit logging requirements, working on a large corpus of web application source code to analyze the usage of logging utilities and log statements, making observations on the good and bad practices. Depending on the research process, we also expect the intern to work on the development of an automated logging mechanism (e.g., based on Aspect Oriented Programming) that will help developers to record the security relevant events.

Some of the tasks to be addressed shall include:

  • Analyzing and comparing the existing logging requirements for compliance and security standards.
  • Getting familiar with state-of-the-art research on logging (in software engineering and security contexts).
  • Parsing a large set of web application source code to look for security and audit relevant logs, and extracting patterns from this data in correlation to logging requirements.
  • Developing a framework to automate the logging of security relevant events, or to test the adequacy of logs.
  • We expect that 40% of time will be dedicated to development and 60% to research activities.


  • University Level: Last year of MSc in Computer Science or beyond
  • Good knowledge of Python (parsing, text based data analysis)
  • Good knowledge of Java and/or Node.js
  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques (e.g. clustering)
  • Familiarity with HTTP protocol and web application security is a plus
  • Familiarity with academic research is a plus
  • Fluency in English (working language)
  • Abilities in organizing meeting and contacting people
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to write documents in English, ability to synthesize


  • None required


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To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

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