Security Researcher
Websense - San Diego, CA

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Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in integrated Web, data and email security solutions, provides Essential Information Protection™ for more than 44 million employees at organizations worldwide. Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense software and hosted security solutions help organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of confidential information and enforce Internet use and security policies. For more information, visit .

Job Summary

Websense, Inc. is currently seeking a Security Researcher.

Essential Functions

Works on detecting, capturing, and performing detailed analysis of malicious code, spyware, and malicious websites.

Also develops advanced techniques to classify malicious websites and content through automated means, such as machine learning.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Sciences, Scientific Computing, or a related field.

1 year of experience in the job offered. Job offered is defined as in the occupational field of web security research.

Academic background or work experience to include:
Security research experience including working within a software security landscape to identify security threats, knowledge of the mechanics of security attacks, and how attacks work;

Data analysis to spot new attack vectors, trends, and techniques;

Malware reverse engineering of malicious files and exploits and analyzing coding and behavior using tools such as IDA Pro and OllyDBG;

Analyzing web-based threats to include obfuscated JavaScripts and Java;

Creating proof-of-concepts;

Programming and scripting skills including X86 Assembly, C, Python, and Perl;

Creating and developing code using C, Python, and Perl.

5% domestic travel required. Travel expenses paid by employer.

Position eligible for employee referral program and bonus award amount.

Websense offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance Plan options, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401K Retirement Plan with Employer Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Vacation, Sick and Holiday Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, a Commuter Program expense program, Gym Discounts and more. EOE.

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