1+ months

Security Analyst - Malware Researcher

Cisco Systems Inc.
Republic, MO 65738
Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today, but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.

What You'll Do

You are interested in hunting down malicious actors in massive data sets, and large customer bases. You will help identify, analyze, and classify potential threats and malicious activity using the power of Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics machine learning capabilities. You will help design new ways of identifying and tracking down threat actors by collaborating with highly skilled machine learning experts, reverse engineers and security community, all that in direct collaboration with our customers. You will participate in publishing security blogs and reports. If you want to be able to protect millions from malware, fraud, and phishing attacks: this is your opportunity.

Who Youll Work With

We are a bunch of 5 former startups collectively called Advanced Threat Solutions and we keep an agile, fun, passionate upstart culture within Cisco. With security focus & mindset we make machine learning work on really big data. We balance collaboration and integration with autonomy and innovation to deliver the most effective solution to our customers problems. The unique mix of our disruptive approach to security and Ciscos industry dominance surpasses what any other security startup could ever achieve on its own.


 Who You Are

We are looking for a Senior malware researcher to join our team of engineers and researchers. We build and maintain the core threat intelligence of Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics, and are passionate about doing cyber security at large scale.

Minimum qualifications for the role:

  • Bc/MSc or solid relevant experience

  • Experience leveraging sources of Open Source intelligence to classify artifacts such as malware and domains

  • Forensics experience or knowledge applied to malware analysis (e.g. persistency mechanisms)

  • Knowledge of network protocols such as IP, TCP/UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS

  • Proficiency performing and understanding dynamic analysis of malware (e.g. using Sandboxes, Virtual Machines)

  • Experience with Regular Expressions to match indicators of compromise such as domains.

  • Knowledge of the current threat landscape, and the goals and methods of current malicious actors

  • Self-driven, proactive, independent and problem solver

  • Fluent English

  • Capability to formulate, explain, and present technical and non-technical arguments

  • Teamwork spirit and excitement to work on complex cutting-edge systems for detection of modern malware and advanced cyber threats

Desired Skills:

  • Actionable Reverse Engineering experience (e.g. static and dynamic analysis)

  • Solid understanding of Operating System APIs used by malware (e.g. for proces hollowing, injection, privilege escalation)

  • Programming experience for the purpose of task automation (e.g. assessing the legitimacy of domains and IPs by querying sources of Open Source Intelligence)

  • Experience in presenting malware research in public conferences would be a strong plus

  • Experience in authoring malware research blogs and reports would be a strong plus

Why Cisco 

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who arent afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. #cognitiveintelligence





Posted: 2020-04-22 Expires: 2020-06-05

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