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Threat Researcher - Malware - Opportunity for Working Remotely Atlanta, GA

Threat Researcher - Malware - Opportunity for Working Remotely Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA 30328

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Threat Researcher

VMware Carbon Black, the leader in advanced threat protection, is seeking a Threat Researcher to join its Threat Analysis Unit (TAU). This is a mid level position in Cyber Security, targeted toward individuals with more than 4 years of experience. Educational and personal experience with network/systems administration and/or information security related work is necessary. Expert understanding of modern defensive and offensive security tools, techniques, and methods required.

Threat Researchers at Carbon Black are responsible for leading, conducting, and presenting threat research from the Threat Analysis Unit (TAU). This requires a strong understanding of endpoint detection, cloud technologies, security operations, current threatscape, and emerging threats. Threat Researchers are also expected to provide mentorship to other members of the team, take lead in maturing procedures, evaluate new security technologies, and preferably have an understanding of incident response or penetration testing processes, and prototype/experiment with new ideas and technologies to improve both our product and services.

Job Role and Responsibility

  • Perform security research, handle complex security events, and coordinate with other teams
  • Analyze and reverse engineer modern threats and malware
  • Research anomalies to uncover new threat actor groups, malware, vulnerabilities, tools, and techniques.
  • Ensure that best practices are implemented through 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.
  • 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 a 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 security community as a subject matter expert, presenting in Carbon Black customer forums, developing customer threat notifications, writing blog posts, and presenting at conferences

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of artifacts and behavior in Windows, Linux, and/or macOS
  • Experience with a number of the following is a requirement: Python, PowerShell, Go, C#, or similar
  • Windows system internals experience
  • Knowledge of x86 and x64 instruction set architectures
  • Ability to use tools like IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or Ghidra for reverse engineering
  • Ability to use debuggers and disassemblers for detailed malware analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the threat landscape and latest attack techniques
  • Ability to analyze malware and extract indicators and feed them back into the products
  • Understanding of exploits and attacks against Windows, Linux and macOS systems
  • Understanding defensive capabilities and how attackers bypass them
  • Previous Incident Response or Penetration Testing experience
  • Experience creating and/or developing analysis environments
  • Experience with Endpoint Security products (EDR, XDR, etc)
  • 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
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to present technical risks and issues to non-technical audiences
  • Certifications such as CISSP, SANS GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.) OSCP/OSCE

This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category :
Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-02-11

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