: Threat Researcher
1100 Winter St.
Waltham, MA 02451



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 Youll 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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