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Research Engineer Talos

Cisco Systems Inc.
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The Talos Email Efficacy team is a multinational group of security researchers and analysts. We invent novel approaches to detecting phishing attacks and other threats, both in small groups and by working independently to build detection content and proof-of-concept models. These can transition to internally supported tools or to Talos development teams to be hardened and further developed based on guidance provided by us.

Position Roles and Responsibilities

      Good pattern recognition: identifying and anticipating new threats

      Dependable judgment and attentive to details

      Rapid prototyping of code to automate newly discovered threat patterns

      Maintaining and bolstering our products' high catch rate for threats

      Collaboration with similarly innovative interdisciplinary teams to meet efficacy goals

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

      Past experience in any of: development, IT, machine learning, security

      Proficiency in Python and/or Perl and/or shell scripting (bash, awk, sed, ...)

      Regular experience using a UNIX command line (ssh, grep)

      Comfortable with regular expressions

      Good verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills

      Flexible and adaptable, able to pursue multiple separate tasks

Bonus Skills

Familiarity or interest in any combination of these is helpful:

      Pattern-based puzzles like Regex Golf, https://regex.alf.nu

      Anti-abuse advocacy

      Exploring malware or obfuscated HTML/CSS/JS

      SMTP, email headers, and related email and anti-spoofing standards

      Big data tools (Elasticsearch/ELK, HBase)

      Statistics, probability, and machine learning

      Fluent in reading one or more non-English languages


Posted: 2019-12-13 Expires: 2020-04-27

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