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Talos Research Engineer Team Lead

Cisco Systems Inc.
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TALOS wants YOU!  As a team lead in the TALOS Detection Response Team, you will lead a team of subject matter experts in a wide range of fields & technologies, as well as newbies fresh out of college or the local CTF competition! You and your team will research vulnerabilities in software and network protocols, how they are exploited, be responsible for creation of detection content for the technologies TALOS supports, and act as a trusted security partner within the TALOS organization and Cisco.  Your team will take Proof-of-Concepts (PoC), verify they exploit the vulnerable condition, create a PCAP of the network traffic during exploitation, and write detection content, while not generating False Positives. You will lead your team from the front as they aggressively pursue TALOS goal: pissing off the bad guys!

Role & Responsibilities:

       Oversee a team not to exceed 6 Analysts to:

       Ensure work performed aligns with teams goals as collaboratively determined with TALOS Management

       Re-align work of team members quickly in the face of newly emergent threats/priorities

       Produce reporting on team goal setting and satisfaction to TALOS Management

       Organize and manage administrative tasks to minimize their impact on team members

       Serve as conduit for team members to communicate with organizations / teams outside of TALOS

       Analyze 0days and new security threats and tools

       Analyze malware samples using static/dynamic analysis, debuggers

       Create advanced detection content for Snort, ClamAV, AMP, and Security Intelligence

       Write detailed technical advisories on new vulnerabilities

       Capture network traces from exploits for testing IPS and IDS security effectiveness

       Develop small tools as necessary (this is not a software development position)

Minimum Qualifications:

       Four years work experience in the security industry

       Solid base knowledge of networking, transport, and application layer protocols, such as IP, TCP, UDP, and HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, SIP, and SSL

       Experience with vulnerability analysis

       Experience with common methods of exploitation, such as Buffer Overflows, Cross-site Scripting, Cross-site Forgery, and Reflection Attacks

       Experience with the structure of common file formats, such as PDF, DOC, and SWF

       Familiarity with structures in memory, such as the Stack and the Heap

       Experience with OllyDbg or IDA Pro

       Experience working in both Windows and Linux

       Experience with network traffic dissectors such as Wireshark

       Experience with Perl, Python, or Ruby

       Experience with snort rules language

Desired Skills:

       Excellent technical writing skills

       Superb Analytical and problem solving skills

       Superb organization, decision-making, and verbal and written communication skills

       Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and take on additional tasks as required

       Ability to lead a small team to solve complex problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or other tech-related degree

Posted: 2019-12-13 Expires: 2020-04-25

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