Senior Security Research Engineer (Linux, Malware, OS Internals) - 1372183

August 14, 2022 - Remote

Location: This position can be fully Remote in the United States or Canada.

Cisco, worldwide leader in networking and IT, is increasingly growing into all aspects of the security space. Cisco is building an interconnected threat intelligence platform to safely connect these devices while leaving bad actors out of the picture.

The Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group detects and correlates threats in real-time using the world’s largest threat detection network, protecting against known and emerging cybersecurity threats to better protect the Internet.

Talos is seeking a puzzle-loving security researcher to join our growing team as a Security Research Engineer. If you have a passion to stop bad guys and love working with large datasets, then we need you.

What You’ll Do

You will provide security research, detection content development and support assistance to Cisco Secure Endpoint for Linux. You will work towards keeping yourself abreast of the latest attack techniques on Linux. You will conduct research into bleeding edge attack and defense mechanisms. You will research detection and prevention strategies to maintain Cisco’s leadership in Linux security. You will also develop domain expertise in Linux security and provide guidance and help protect our customers from breaches and cyber-attacks. You will publish internal and external reports and blog posts detailing your research findings.

Who You Are - Required Skills

  • 6+ years’ experience in Security Research or related cyber security experience.
  • Deep understanding of operating system internals and strive to understand low-level details.
  • Experience in analyzing network pcaps, process memory, malicious scripts and executables.
  • You have scripting skills with knowledge of Python, Bash and PowerShell.
  • You have software development skills in C, C++ or Go.
  • Used red-teaming tools such as Metasploit
  • Prior experience in sandbox technologies, threat hunting, security operations or managed defense will be preferred.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.
  • Worked with customer support and have experience with trouble shooting and root cause analysis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, with experience in reverse engineering of malware desired.

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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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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