1+ months

Threat Intelligence Lead

Cisco Systems Inc.
Houston, TX 77002



Cisco enjoys a unique position and is leveraging an unprecedented capability to secure the network through intelligence derived from data collected on a global scale. The ThreatGrid and Cisco AMP teams are leading the way in their capacity to invent, prove-out, and enable new technologies in big data analytics and threat intelligence.

Who Youll Work With


The Research & Efficacy Team is composed of highly skilled individuals who are comfortable working in a fast-paced and technically challenging environment. The AMP Research and Efficacy Team are tasked with improving the detection and alerting capabilities of the AMP for Endpoints and Threat Grid product lines. Part of this work includes researching malware, attack and exploitation methods in order to generate Indicators and signatures for alerting within both products.


What Youll Do

As a threat Intelligence Lead the candidate will manage a series of activities to gather, analyze and disseminate information about threat actors, and their tools, tactics and campaigns. This position offers an opportunity to establish and further refine a threat intelligence process using your subject matter expertise. You will be responsible for creating automation surrounding the ingestion and enrichment of threat intelligence data from multiple internal and open source intelligence (OSINT) sources. This position offers the ability to leverage a very large data set to identify new threats, campaigns and actors and produce industry leading research and intelligence surrounding your findings. This position demands initiative, creativity, analytic skills, and technical expertise.


Who You Are  

  •        Create and implement threat intelligence process used by team to pipeline analysis.
  •        Conduct research on campaigns and actors through technical analysis of data
  •        Develop written intelligence reports for consumption by the client
  •        Conduct intelligence-focused research using a variety of tool sets
  •        Provide security-focused recommendations based off of intelligence findings
  •        Maintain knowledge on the latest vulnerabilities, exploits and other threat information
  •        Mentor and train junior team members on concepts of threat intelligence and analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

  •        10 years in information security, threat Intelligence or incident response
  •        You have 3 + years experience leading high functioning teams
  •        Ability and prior experiencing in writing and validation of threat intelligence reports, blogs and customer facing collateral
  •        Scripting or programing experience (Python preferred)
  •        Excellent communication skills
  •        Ability to articulate technical issues
  •        Attention to Detail

Preferable Qualifications

  •        Reverse Engineering and experience with IDA Pro, WinDbg, OllyDbg
  •        Data Mining and interpretation skills
  •        Experience in and knowledge of Clojure
  •        Background or knowledge of Quality Assurance

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!



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Posted: 2019-05-17 Expires: 2019-11-06

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