Vulnerability Researcher

Full Time
Austin, TX
Areas of Interest: Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Trend Micro: Securing Your Journey to the Cloud

Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.

 

We're looking for a Vulnerability Researcher to join our team of security researchers here in Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative. The Zero Day Initiative is radically changing the enterprise security landscape with its unique brand of industry-leading vulnerability research. The Vulnerability Researcher role will leverage the intelligence coming in from a globally-distributed network of vulnerability researchers to deliver actionable guidance to the product teams inside of Trend Micro. This role produces the intelligence which ensures that Trend Micro products can detect and block zero day threats to an enterprise.  It will also support the sales and marketing teams within Trend Micro through the publication of research, white papers, and blogs that will be presented at top security conferences and tradeshows around the world.

 

If you enjoy analyzing, finding and exploiting vulnerabilities, researching exploit techniques and mitigations, and building systems to streamline reverse engineering analysis tasks then we'd love to hear from you.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Vulnerability Researcher role will leverage the intelligence coming in from a globally-distributed network of vulnerability researchers to deliver actionable guidance to the product teams inside of Trend Micro. This role produces the intelligence which ensures that Trend Micro products can detect and block zero day threats to an enterprise.  It will also support the sales and marketing teams within Trend Micro through the publication of research, white papers, and blogs that will be presented at top security conferences and tradeshows around the world.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in reverse engineering binaries on x86-based platforms with application to vulnerability and/or malware analysis domains. Experience with other architectures (e.g. ARM, PowerPC, etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency in exploit development with the ability to produce reliable exploits for a wide range of vulnerabilities.
  • Strong Microsoft Windows OS internals knowledge - experience writing and debugging both kernel- and user-mode programs. Experience with other operating systems a plus.
  • Proficiency with reverse engineering tools (e.g. disassemblers, debuggers, instrumentation frameworks, etc.).

Trend Micro provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Trend Micro does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 




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Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. For the past 25 years, its employees have been inspired to protect individuals, families, businesses and governments as they look to harness the potential of emerging technologies and new ways of sharing information. In today’s organizations, information has become the most strategic asset, embodying competitive advantage and powering operational excellence. With the explosion of mobile, social and cloud technologies, protecting this information has become more challenging than ever. Organizations need a smart protection strategy. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security solutions that are simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. Trend Micro solutions provide layered content security for mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks. All of solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 5,001-10,000