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Senior Threat Researcher

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at Cylance
Austin, TX, US / Irvine, CA, US / Portland, OR, US
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Cylance is one of the fastest growing companies in the history of cybersecurity. By successfully applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to crack the DNA of malware, Cylance has redefined the endpoint protection market, garnered acclaim from industry analysts and won numerous awards including “Best Emerging Vendor” from SC Magazine. If you have the passion and desire to disrupt industries, protect the world from cyberattacks, and be at the forefront of a revolutionary new technology, we want you to join us!
THE POSITION
Cylance is seeking a skilled threat intelligence researcher with a strong background in reverse engineering, network protocol analysis, and malware analysis across a variety of binary formats. The individual will be responsible for working independently, as well as part of a team, to produce comprehensive threat reports, provide actionable malware intelligence, and support ongoing investigations.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Hunt and discover previously unidentified and emerging threats through malware and network analysis
Work on long-term adversarial research projects (like
Cylances Operation Cleaver
Discover, track, and correlate attacker-related command and control infrastructure
Analyze current and new exploit vectors and techniques for gaining and maintaining access
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Over three years of background experience in either network forensic analysis, malware/threat analysis, or other technical security-related roles
(consulting/engineering)
Advanced understanding of Windows Portable Executable file anatomy
Installation, use, and configuration of virtualization software, including virtual networking and host isolation
Comprehensive understanding of assembly language and multi-platform reverse engineering proficiency in both x86 and x64 architectures
Current knowledge of tools, tactics and procedures associated with active attack groups
Experience developing and/or auditing one or more of C, C , or Objective-C
Programming experience (C, C , or C#) or scripting experience with Python, Perl, Javascript, or other scripting languages
Strong understanding of current exploitation techniques across multiple platforms and the ability to analyze malicious Javascript
Prior experience researching, discovering, and tracking adversarial and advanced persistent threats
Proficiency in network traffic analysis
System administration experience, including familiarity with command-line interfaces and database administration
Familiarity with crash analysis and runtime instrumentation (IDA, GDB, ImmDbg, Olly, WinDbg, PINtool, etc.)
Ability to effectively communicate analytic findings both verbally and in polished written reports
Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong
relationship-building
skills
Must have a passion for your work and an ability to apply that passion to both daily tasks and larger projects
Collaborative and team-oriented attitude
Effective problem-solving capabilities
Takes initiative and approaches all tasks and projects proactively
Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision
Intellectual curiosity, humility, accountability and positive approach
Requires the ability to work independently with substantial latitude for action and decision while maintaining focus on achieving optimal outcomes as part of a collaborative development effort
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Professional development experience in Python, C languages
Use of automated analysis sandbox tools
Familiarity with anti-virtualization and anti-analysis techniques
Ability to patch malware to execute in testing environment
Blind protocol analysis and protocol reversing/protocol tools development
Professional consulting experience
GREM/CREA Certification or other malware analysis certifications
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU TO APPLY
Current resume
Cover letter/summary expressing:
Why you are interested in working at Cylance
The skills, strengths and expertise you will contribute to our diverse team of extraordinary talent and humble hearts
BENEFITS AND PERKS
In addition to medical, dental, vision and 401(K) matching, we offer other great benefits and a slew of perks such as casual dress attire, plethora of employer-sponsored food and snack items, ****!
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