VMware Applied Threat Researcher - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Minneapolis, Minnesota
VMware Carbon Black, the leader in advanced threat protection, is seeking a Threat Researcher to join its Threat Analysis Unit (TAU). Our mission is to stop breaches. The Applied Threat Research team within TAU helps to protect or improve a customer’s defensive or threat hunting abilities. This position targets individuals with a customer-focused passion for researching impactful and relevant cyber threats and applying that research directly to benefit VMWare Carbon Black customers. This role will research, reproduce and analyze attacks in order to create the behavioral detection and prevention rules in our growing technology stack. Candidates should have a detection engineering mindset, understand adversarial tactics and techniques that threat actors use to advance their modes of interest, be capable of mapping those tactics and techniques against industry frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK, and ideally have worked with threat detection solutions directly. Threat Researchers at Carbon Black are additionally responsible for leading, conducting, and presenting threat research from the Threat Analysis Unit (TAU).
Job Role and Responsibility
Perform security research based on security events and coordinate results with other teams
Analyze malware and replicate modern threat tactics to trace behavior
Create custom rules for dissemination into the Carbon Black product suite
Research anomalies to uncover threat actor groups, malware, vulnerabilities, tools/techniques
Work closely with internal and external customers for product and service improvements
Support ongoing projects by assisting in the implementation, research, testing and documentation of security related projects
Handle customer escalations to tune False-Positives and address False-Negatives
Maintain knowledge of emerging security technologies and threat developments
Understanding of the threat landscape and latest attack techniques
Aptitude to break down and articulate threats into efficient detections
Knowledge of artifacts and OS behavior in Windows, Linux, and/or macOS
Strong written and verbal communication skills to present technical risks and issues to non-technical audiences
Detection engineering experience
Basic experience with a number of the following is preferred: Python, PowerShell, Go, C#, other commandline scripting or similar
Previous Incident Response or Penetration Testing experience
Experience with Endpoint Security products (EDR, XDR, etc)
Certifications such as CISSP, SANS GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.), OSCP/OSCE
This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-05-11
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