Internship/Final Thesis - IT Information Security - Cyberfraud (m/f/d)

Are you #heretocreate the future of sport with us? Are you ready to put the books aside and get hands-on experiences? Here is your chance to join the best sports brand in the world.


adidas is a truly global company with its roots in Germany. Around the world we employ over 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at our global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year we produce over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products and we believe that through sports we have the power to change lives.


With the grow of an innovative eCom business, adidas’ IT security faces the next level of challenges: Raising number of eCom processes increase the attack surface for criminals. Launches of new eCom products give rise to innovative fraud schemes. Fraudsters utilize technologies of high tech criminals and develop their attack vectors.


IT security  is continuously is improving detection and response capabilities to those evolving threats. That includes developing a deep understanding of various applications and their business purpose and also modeling threats and attack vectors. IT Security team offers an internship with the possibility to perform your Bachelor/Master thesis in the area of developing innovative detection methods of fraudulent activities against a versatile eCom ecosystem.


Bachelor/Master-Thesis Topic:

"Information Security - The future of detecting cyberfraud by threat centric approach"



  • Work with different application owners and identify fraud risks.
  • Mass data correlation cross different plattforms to identify patterns of fraudulent behaviour.
  • Analyze log data of various applications.
  • Work hands on event correlation tools and support building use cases for fraud detection.
  • Develop proof of concept to for new approaches in detecting patterns of fraudulent activities.


Your Profile:

  1. Student of ITSecurity, Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or comparable studies with at least good performance
  2. Strong knowledge in the areas of data analytics and programming.
  3. Good  analytical skills.
  4. Interest in understanding adidas’ products and eCom ecosystem.
  5. Self-motivated, proactive and good management skills.
  6. Comforatble in actively reaching out to various stakeholders.
  7. Fluent in English
  8. enrolled as full-time student for the full duration of the internship


Operational Setup:

  • You will be employed as an intern for the duration of 6 months
  • The final thesis topic will be defined in agreement with you and the supervising professor. A requirement for doing your thesis with adidas is the supervision commitment of a professor. We will support you in this matter


Key Facts:

  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Start Dates: September 1st, 2020 or September 15th, 2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuremberg


Your application:

  • Show us with your application (CV & motivation letter) who you are, why you want to join adidas and why this specific team
  • Please apply in the same language as the job description
  • Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered



Check out: http://www.herzo.adidas-group.com/ and http://bit.ly/adidas_GFTA

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Job Title:  Internship/Final Thesis - IT Information Security - Cyberfraud (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Intern
Number:  225669