Research Engineer - Threat Intelligence and Interdiction

February, 23 2020 - Fulton, MD

Researcher, Threat Intelligence and Interdiction FULTON MD, Remote

Are you looking to get involved in threat intelligence? Are you passionate about the changing threat landscape, love the challenge of tracking, analyzing, and obstructing new and persistent threats, and can summarize your findings for a wide variety of audiences? Are you looking for a challenging leadership position that will allow you to shape the future of security across the internet? Do you thrive on building a close-knit, highly-motivated team? Join us or risk having a boring job. The successful candidate will work on a team of senior security analysts focusing on tracking and analyzing the changing threat landscape and its effects on Cisco customers and beyond. This position requires a professional with a strong analytical background that is capable of writing a variety of different types of reports, collaborating with teams all across Cisco, identifying broader trends in the threat landscape, and keeping track of complex, multi-faceted, and ever-evolving threat actors.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Produce a variety of different analytical reports for internal and external audiences

Source, synthesize, and analyze data from technical and non-technical teams throughout Cisco as well as third-party research

Research, analyze and undermine threat actor campaigns

Generate actionable intelligence for detection content authors

Engineer original approaches for detecting and connecting threat activity

Document technical research in external-facing written reports

Act as a trusted interface to private and public organizations into Cisco’s Threat Intelligence groups

Minimum Qualifications

● Strong understanding of information security and the threat landscape ● Excellent writing skills ● Strong deductive reasoning ability ● Proactive problem solver and highly-developed sense of curiosity ● Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly-moving work environment ● Excellent verbal and written communications skills ● Experience in writing large and complex analytical reports

Desired Skills

● Experience within the information security field ● Strong understanding of information systems and communication protocols ● Proficiency in at least one programming language ● Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to take on additional tasks as required