I am a Hungarian student, and I am in my final year as a Software Engineer (Master degree). There is a professional internship program in Hungary (http://haesf.org/professional/overview.html ) which could give me an opporunity to work in the USA from 6 to 12 months. The intership program will cover all the living costs during this period. I have to give them a list of companies where I would like to get work experience, and they try to put me in there (of course I will work only for one of the companies during this period).
Recently I am interested in IT security, I have chosen this for the topic of my thesis as well. However I am quite new in this area. I would like to work at a San Fransisco based company who has red and blue teams as well or has these type of service for their customers so as to try myself out at both sides (the attacker and the „defender”).
I would prefer companies using open source solutions like Snort, Suricata etc. + OpenStack for their infrastucture.