Master Thesis Cybersecurity and Zero Trust Architecture

E.ON Digital Technology GmbH | Fixed Term | Part time


You have a passion for technology and want to make the world a greener place? You are a Master’s student (f/m/d) looking for a thesis topic with practical relevance within an enterprise? You are eager to kickstart your career while studying, and contribute in a tech company which is dedicated to drive sustainable energy solutions?  

Then become a changemaker (f/m/d) and join our team to write your Master's thesis in the field of Cybersecurity and Zero Trust Architecture at E.ON Digital Technology (EDT). We believe in empowering the next generation of talent and will support you on this path. Learn and connect with other students and communities throughout E.ON!  

E.ON Digital Technology plays a key role in shaping the energy transition by leading E.ON’s digital transformation across Europe. We explore new paths through developing ideas, breaking new ground, making visions reality, and bringing new technologies to life. In flexible working models and teams, we deliver sustainable technology solutions to meet the energy challenges of tomorrow.


Our unit Cyber Security Architecture gives strategic direction to the business and IT stakeholders by providing roadmaps, guidelines, architecture blueprints and reference architectures for global technology platforms – propelling security by design within E.ON. Together with this visionary team, you have the chance to make a real impact!   

An important topic for our team is Zero Trust, which is a security model that assumes no user or device can be trusted by default, and requires strict verification and authorization for all access attempts. In researching this topic within E.ON, you will get supervision from assigned team member(s). 


meaningful & challenging - Your tasks  

  • Conduct comprehensive literature review on Zero Trust architectures, including academic papers, industry reports, and best practices 

  • Collect and analyze relevant data from various sources within the company, such as network logs, architecture documents and employee feedback 

  • Engage with IT and business stakeholders to find answers to model-related questions 

  • Develop a framework or methodology to assess the maturity of our company's readiness for implementing a Zero Trust architecture, including criteria and metrics for evaluating our security infrastructure 

  • Prepare a comprehensive report summarizing the research findings, recommendations, and potential challenges/limitations in the study 

  • Regularly align with your internal supervisor at E.ON and coordinate necessary formalities with your university 


authentic & ambitious - Your profile  

  • Currently enrolled in a master's program in a relevant field (e.g. cybersecurity, business informatics, computer science, information technology) 

  • Strong research and analytical skills 

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity concepts and principles 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

  • Familiarity with Networking, Cloud and Identity topics 

  • Fluent in English


smart & useful - Our benefits

  • We give you flexibility: Do your work from wherever you want in Germany, from your couch or one of our great offices from Hamburg to Munich. 
  • We appreciate your contribution: We support your financial independence with a market-based remuneration.  

  • Your development: We grow and we want you to grow with us! We offer interesting and exciting tasks and different entry options after graduation.  

  • Let’s empower each other: Take the opportunity to engage in our Digital Empowerment Communities for collaboration, learning, and network building.  


The duration and specific requirements of the thesis will be discussed and agreed upon with the academic advisor.


Do you have questions?
For further information please contact Lena Grobe,


Please understand that for data protection reasons we can only accept applications submitted via our portal. Unfortunately, we cannot consider application documents that reach us by email or post.


What you need to know:
Job Req ID: 226047
Contract type: Fixed Term
Working time: Part time
Company: E.ON Digital Technology GmbH
Location: Essen, Frankfurt am Main
Function area: Cyber Security; IT/Digital

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