Threat Researcher - Critical Infrastructure - Remote (Anywhere in the US)

Full Time
Milpitas, CA
Industry: Computer & Network Security
Areas of Interest: Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Remote work is frequently a way to describe working from a home office or being a telecommuter. Depending on the job and company, remote work offers the ability to work from anywhere in the world. To do a remote job, professionals need access to tools like phone/internet service and a quiet place to work without distraction.
FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence is looking for a motivated Threat Researcher to work as part of our Critical Infrastructure threat intelligence team.  This role will focus on automating collection capabilities in support of our analysts who contextualize threats and produce finished intelligence for security analysts and executive consumers.
  • Research and develop methods of tracking and detecting threat activity on the internet
  • Analyze target capabilities and emerging trends
  • Monitor specific cyber threat actors or groups to understand their tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Hunt for unidentified groups posing threats to our clients
  • Develop tools to automate intelligence collection
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cyber security, information technology or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in a role of security analyst, security engineer or threat researcher
  • Proficiency with Python or other common scripting language
  • Working knowledge of cyber threat topics as they relate to areas such as vulnerability research, exploit development and usage, mass malware campaigns, spam problems, data breaches and legal/policy concerns
  • Working knowledge of technologies affected by cyber threats (e.g., servers, databases, web applications)
  • Working knowledge of key technologies and systems in use within customer and adversary environments (e.g., hardware devices, operating systems, networking infrastructure)
  • Working knowledge of different types of collection sources (e.g., open source, online engagement, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of operational security practices for collection activities
Additional Qualifications:
  • Self-starter with great personal initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a distributed virtual production team with limited supervision and under tight deadlines
FireEye is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.  Click here to view the full EEO/AA statement.

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FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,100 customers across 67 countries, including over 200 of the Fortune 500.
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000