Threat Researcher

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Job Description

Job Role and Responsibility

·        Perform security research, handle complex security events, and coordinate 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.

·        Dig through large scale data pipelines to help build a massively scalable, automatically updating Threat Intelligence Ecosystem.

·        Research anomalies to uncover new threat actor groups, malware, vulnerabilities, tools, and techniques.

·        Share data and expertise with private and public communities 

-     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.

·        Manage and lead evaluations conducted by external third parties, including vulnerability assessments, product efficacy and penetration tests. Respond to reported product security vulnerabilities and bypasses.

·        Serve as subject matter expert (SME) and tier three support for security team members as they manage security events and incidents.

·        Being the voice of the Research team to Product Marketing and Engineering, enabling us to respond to real world customer demands and capabilities.

·        Train and mentor security leaders and managers, security operations teams, threat intelligence groups and incident responders including team members outside of the TAU group

·        Actively participate in the Carbon Black User-Exchange community as a subject matter expert, presenting in forums, online, and at conferences.

 

Required Skills

·        Advanced skills in Windows, Linux, and/or OSX

·        Experience with a number of the following is a requirement: Unix Shell scripts, Python, Powershell, Go, C#

·        Endpoint Security (e.g. Carbon Black Protection, Carbon Black Response, Symantec, McAfee, Forefront)

·        Windows Management (e.g. WSUS, SCCM, SCOM, Active Directory, Group Policy Objects,)

·        Vulnerability Management (e.g. Nexpose, Tenable Nessus, Qualys)

·        Penetration Testing Tools (e.g. Metasploit, Backtrack, Kali) and offensive techniques

·        Blue Team Detection Engineering (e.g. SIEM, Firewall, IDS, IPS, AntiVirus, EDR, etc.)

·        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.

Preferred Skills

·        Experience with building and/or managing large scale virtualized attack “firing ranges” 

·        Windows system internals experience

·        Knowledge of x86 and x64 instruction set architectures

·        Ability to use IDA Pro for reverse engineering, as well as other debuggers, hex editors, and disassemblers

·        Previous Incident Response or Penetration Testing experience

 

What You’ll Bring

·        Understanding of exploits and attacks against Windows, Linux and OSX systems.

·        Understanding defensive capabilities and how attackers bypass them

·        Understanding of anti-analysis techniques and how to work around 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 plans. 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: 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

 

 

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Remote: Yes
Posted Date: 2020-07-27



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Volunteer in local community
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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
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Group brainstorming sessions
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Open office floor plan
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Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
In our Waltham HQ location.
Team workouts
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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For some roles, we will offer relocation assistance.
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