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Senior Malware Researcher

full-time Cisco Prague

Senior Malware Researcher - Cisco Advanced Threat Solutions

Prague, Czech Republic

Security, Analytics, Big Data, Cloud and Data Center

What You'll Do
You are interested in hunting down malicious actors in massive data sets, and large customer bases. You will help identify, analyze, and classify potential threats and malicious activity using the power of Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics’ machine learning capabilities. You will help design new ways of identifying and tracking down threat actors by collaborating with highly skilled machine learning experts, reverse engineers and security community, all that in direct collaboration with our customers. You will participate in publishing security blogs and reports. If you want to be able to protect millions from malware, fraud, and phishing attacks: this is your opportunity.

Who You’ll Work With
We are a bunch of 5 former startups collectively called Advanced Threat Solutions and we keep an agile, fun, passionate upstart culture within Cisco. With security focus & mindset we make machine learning work on really big data. We balance collaboration and integration with autonomy and innovation to deliver the most effective solution to our customers’ problems. The unique mix of our disruptive approach to security and Cisco’s industry dominance surpasses what any other security startup could ever achieve on its own.

Who You Are
We are looking for a senior malware researcher to join our team of engineers and researchers. We build and maintain the core threat intelligence of Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics, and are passionate about doing cyber security at large scale.

Minimum qualifications for the role :
Hands-On experience in Security Operations Center (SOC), incident response, or security specialist role. Tier 1 analysts with curiosity and growth potential are encouraged to apply

Bc/MSc or solid relevant experience

Solid knowledge of network security, network traffic analysis, and threat intelligence

Hacking mindset, proactive, independent and problem solver

Fluent English

Capability to formulate, explain, and present technical and non-technical arguments

Teamwork spirit and excitement to work on complex cutting-edge systems for detection of modern malware and advanced cyber threats

Desired Skills :
Knowledge of the current threat landscape, and the goals and methods of current malicious actors

Understanding of core networking protocols (DNS, TLS, HTTP, etc.)

Experience in scripting and/or code prototyping on Big Data infrastructures would be an important plus

Experience in presenting malware research in public conferences would be a strong plus

Experience in authoring malware research blogs and reports would be a strong plus

Why Cisco
At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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published: March 13, 2018

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