Security Researcher

Full Time
San Diego, CA
Areas of Interest: Technology Research and Development
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Overview

Forcepoint’s portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient security.

Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer

As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace. We strive to hire individuals who reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion in order to advance our culture, develop our employee and leaders, and grow our marketshare with our clients.

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Job Description

The Forcepoint Security Labs team is looking for talented security researchers and analysts to join our growing team. Forcepoint Security Labs is the think-tank research group behind Forcepoint Inc. You will be working on creating security analytics, identifying trends and reporting for the latest attacks, threats and malware. We're looking for enthusiastic, motivated and focused individuals who have a passion for security.

Essential Functions

  • Creating security analytics, rules and signatures for multiple products.
  • Be a key player in incident handling for web, email and data security.
  • Work with security researchers to identify new attack campaigns, correlations between attacks, trends, etc. to enhance our threat intelligence.
  • Create reports for sales engineers and customers highlighting the key differentiators in forcepoint’s products and services from a security efficacy standpoint.
  • Interact with the cyber-security intelligence (CSI) team to ensure all customer cases are handled in an appropriate manner.
  • Knowledge sharing internally and externally through blogs, security conferences, etc.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in creating detection signatures
  • Familiarity with scripting languages like perl, python, ruby, etc.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software like PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Knowledge of OS concepts, network protocols and basics of computer security
  • Experience in one or more of the following: web security, email security, vulnerabilities and exploitation, network and host security, sandbox security, 0-day threats, APT’s. 
  • Sound understanding of the security threat landscape
  • Good problem solving skills, flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work on individual projects as well as part of a team.

This is a great opportunity to work on cutting edge security work with a talented team of security professionals. This is a company that truly believes in rewarding its employees and offers a defined career path for analysts. If you have the relevant experience and are seeking a new challenge, we would certainly like to hear from you.

 

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer
As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- both in the marketplace and in the workplace. We strive to hire individuals who reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion in order to advance our culture, develop our employee and leaders, and grow our marketshare with our clients.

Forcepoint is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.



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Forcepoint LLC

Forcepoint’s portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient security.

Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. 
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000