Senior Threat Analyst
Proofpoint - Sunnyvale, CA

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Proofpoint is at the forefront of using big data analysis, machine learning, and cutting-edge security technologies to tackle the problem of advanced threats. We are looking for someone passionate and capable in these areas to help us produce a more complete understanding of the threat landscape, better inform our customers, and improve our product offerings. If you love playing with the latest technologies, solving the hardest problems and foiling the most advanced adversaries, than this job is for you!

Responsibilities include:
  • Monitoring intelligence feeds, both internal and external, to stay on top of relevant threats and trends
  • Analyzing threats (web, email & malware) to identify their position in the broader threat landscape
  • Collecting and querying large datasets to uncover trends and patterns in attacker behavior
  • Developing tools and approaches to categorize threats and highlight the most important ones
  • Identifying and researching new, unknown advanced threats
  • Documenting and communicating your findings with various audiences
  • Working with developers to improve the capabilities of our products
Requirements:
  • A passion for research, and uncovering the unknown about internet threats and threat actors
  • 5+ years experience in computer security
  • Deep knowledge of several of the following:
    • Malware analysis
    • Exploit kits
    • Threat intelligence gathering and organization
    • Software vulnerabilities & exploitation
    • Reverse engineering & debugging
    • APT/crimeware ecosystems
    • Data analysis
    • Machine learning
  • Solid programming skills
  • Experience with databases (SQL, NoSQL or Graph DBs)
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Being a hard-working, self-directed team player

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