Threat Researcher at VMware Carbon Black

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Carbon Black, the leader in advanced threat protection, is seeking an Associate Threat Researcher. This is an entry-level position in Cyber Security, targeted towards individuals with at least 1 year of working experience in cybersecurity or related 4-year educational and/or personal experience with network/systems administration and/or information security-related work. Intermediate understanding, at a minimum, of modern defensive and offensive security tools, techniques and methods are required.

Threat Researchers at Carbon Black are responsible for leading, conducting and presenting threat research performed by the Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) and building systems used across our security program. This includes a basic understanding of endpoint detection, cloud technologies, security operations, current threat landscape and emerging threats. Threat Researchers are also expected to provide mentorship to other members of the team, and take the lead in documenting and improving procedures, evaluating new security technologies, incident response, penetration testing, and prototyping/experimenting with new ideas and technologies to improve both our product and services.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform security research, handle complex security events, analyze attacks, create detections, and coordinate enhancements with other teams
  • Ensure that we are implementing best practice security policies that address the client's business needs while protecting their vital corporate assets
  • Work closely with internal and external customers for product and service improvements.
  • Take ownership or support ongoing projects by assisting in the implementation, research, testing, and documentation of security-related projects.
  • Parse through large scale data pipelines to help build a massively scalable Threat Intelligence Ecosystem.
  • Research anomalies to uncover new threat actor groups, malware, vulnerabilities, and TTPs.
  • Share and present data and expertise with private and public communities both online and at conferences.
  • Create custom rules for dissemination into the Carbon Black product suite.
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging security technologies and discipline developments. Research and manage the implementation of new technologies to enhance our products and customers’ security postures.
  • Championing the Research team to Product Marketing and Engineering, enabling them to respond to real-world customer demands and capabilities.
  • Actively participate in the Carbon Black User-Exchange community, presenting in forums, online and at conferences.

Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Intermediate skills in Windows, Linux, and/or OSX
  • Experience with at least one of the following is a requirement: Unix Shell scripts, Python, Powershell, C#
  • Endpoint Security (e.g. Carbon Black Protection, Carbon Black Response, Symantec, McAfee)
  • Penetration Testing Tools (e.g. Metasploit, Cobalt Strike, Empire, Kali) and other offensive techniques
  • Experience and working knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Blue Team Detection Engineering (e.g. SIEM, Firewall, IDS, IPS, AntiVirus, EDR, etc.)
  • Familiarity with basic fundamentals of Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Desktops and Servers 2008/2012 etc, CentOS/Ubuntu/Debian Linux, OSX)
  • Ability to translate descriptions of attacks or malware techniques into proof of concept demonstrations for testing and product improvement.
  • Experience with building and/or managing large scale virtualized attack “firing ranges” a plus

What You’ll Bring

  • Understanding of exploits and attacks against Windows, Linux and OSX systems
  • Understanding defensive capabilities and how attackers bypass them
  • Experience creating and/or developing analysis environments
  • Ability to analyze malware and extract indicators and feed them back into the products
  • Understanding the threat landscape and latest attack techniques
  • Strong analytical skills to define risk, identify potential threats, and develop action/mitigation plan. An ability to communicate these concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to mentor/train staff and bring awareness to current and emerging threats
  • Certifications a plus: Sec+, CISSP, SANS GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.) OSCP/OSCE
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to present technical risks and issues to non-technical audiences
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
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My leadership style is all about empowering my teams. I work in a way that is transparent and honest and want to help people achieve personal and professional goals. I want to foster technical abilities and make sure our people are keeping up with the leading edge technologies.


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What are VMware Carbon Black Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
In our Waltham HQ location.
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
For our Waltham HQ
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
For some roles, we will offer relocation assistance.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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