1+ months

Sr. Analyst, Research Engineer - Talos

Cisco Systems Inc.

Talos wants you! As a member of the Detection Research Team, you will research vulnerabilities in software and network protocols and how they are exploited. You will be responsible for creation of detection content for the technologies Talos supports and act as a trusted security partner within the Talos organization and Cisco. You will learn to take a Proof-of-Concept (PoC), verify it exploits the vulnerable condition, create a PCAP of the network traffic created during exploitation, and write detection content to detect that exploitation, while not generating False Positives. You will join a team of subject matter experts in a wide range of fields & technologies, as well as newbies fresh out of college or the local CTF competition!


      Analyze 0days and new security threats and tools

      Analyze malware samples using static/dynamic analysis, debuggers

      Create advanced detection content for Snort, ClamAV, AMP, and Security Intelligence

      Write detailed technical advisories on new vulnerabilities

      Capture network traces from exploits for testing IPS and IDS security effectiveness

      Develop small tools as necessary (this is not a software development position)

Minimum Requirements:

      Four years work experience in the security industry

      Solid base knowledge of networking, transport, and application layer protocols, such as IP, TCP, UDP, and HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, SIP, and SSL

      Experience with vulnerability analysis

      Experience with common methods of exploitation, such as Buffer Overflows, Cross-site Scripting, Cross-site Forgery, and Reflection Attacks

      Experience with the structure of common file formats, such as PDF, DOC, and SWF

      Familiarity with structures in memory, such as the Stack and the Heap

      Experience with OllyDbg or IDA Pro

      Experience working in both Windows and Linux

      Experience with network traffic dissectors such as Wireshark

      Experience with Perl, Python, or Ruby

      Excellent technical writing skills

      Superb Analytical and problem solving skills

      Superb organization, decision making, and verbal and written communication skills

      Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and take on additional tasks as required

      Ability to work with small teams to solve complex problems

      Experience with Snort rules language

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

      Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or other tech-related degree



Posted: 2019-12-13 Expires: 2020-05-27

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