Security Research Engineer | Detection Content, Escalations, Research - 1378779

December 06, 2022 - Remote

What You’ll Do

As a part of the Talos Research And Efficacy Team (RET) supporting Cisco Security products, you will provide security research, detection content development and support assistance. You will work towards keeping yourself abreast of the latest malware techniques on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows. You will investigate, analyze and respond to malware incidents and collaborate with other security researchers to help address customer concerns and provide product efficacy gap guidance. You will develop security content, provide domain expertise, and perform root cause analysis of potential security incidents all to help protect customers from breaches and cyber attacks.

Who You’ll Work With

The RET secures and protect customers through phenomenal products and takes a lead in customer focus, research, and delivery. We work to understand attacker tactics, techniques and procedures at the deepest levels and write detection logic to detect and prevent cyber attacks. We work with data scientists, machine learning specialists, threat hunters and software developers to identify and remediate security gaps where they exist.

Who You Are

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with experience or interest in reverse engineering of malware.
  • A deep understanding of operating system internals and strive to understand low-level details.
  • Experience in analyzing network pcaps, process memory, malicious scripts and executables.
  • Scripting skills with knowledge of Python, Bash and Powershell.
  • Software development skills in C, C++ or Go.
  • Used Red-teaming tools such as Metasploit, CobaltStike, Powershell Empire etc.
  • Prior experience in sandbox technologies, threat hunting, security operations or managed defence will be preferred.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.
  • Able to communicate with both internal and external parties in a clear and concise way.

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. Our People Are The Heart of Cisco.

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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Cisco is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Benefits and Perks

We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview. Benefits and Perks - Cisco.

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Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

The health and safety of Cisco’s employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


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