Full-Time

Senior Cybersecurity Researcher

Posted on 5/17/2024

Fortra

Fortra

1,001-5,000 employees

Specializes in cybersecurity solutions and services

Data & Analytics

Senior

United States

Required Skills
Agile
Communications
SQL
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • 10+ years in operational threat research or intelligence analysis
  • Proven previous experience in the Cybersecurity Researcher III role
  • Ability to digest raw intelligence and produce well-written analytical products
  • Understanding of social engineering techniques and phishing threats
  • Knowledge of various types of cyber threats, threat groups, attack vectors, attacker tactics, and countermeasures
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical reasoning, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
  • Outstanding data analysis skills and experience with data analysis tools
  • Assist as a project leader or as a subject matter expert
  • Working knowledge of the Agile Project development methodology and be able to implement those methodologies in active projects
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the relevant programming language requirements for this role and the ability to share that knowledge with team members
  • Experience in the intelligence community or cybersecurity product development
  • Coding experience - either in an educational or professional environment
  • Experience with databases and writing SQL queries
  • Experience with APIs and/or basic scripting languages
  • Experience analyzing email-based threats, particularly phishing & business email compromise attacks
Responsibilities
  • Design and implement new features and functionality
  • Work with the Product Managers to outline features for the product roadmaps
  • Work with different teams and products to understand requirements and design solutions
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation
  • Consult with end user to prototype, refine, test, and debug programs to meet needs
  • Work within Research & Development to improve processes and best practices
  • Innovate process solutions
  • Create or align best practices
  • Monitoring for and sometimes enforcement of standards
  • Serve as a technical expert on threat intelligence projects
  • Participate in full project life cycle including requirements analysis and design
  • Write technical specifications based on conceptual design and stated business requirements
  • Analyze project code to find causes of errors and revise programs as needed
  • Work without supervision on highly complex projects
  • Actively participate or sometimes take the lead in Agile ceremonies
  • Actively research various types of cyber-attacks using active defense techniques, data analysis, and open-source intelligence gathering
  • Create analytical products in the form of intelligence alerts, threat reports, whitepapers, and blog posts covering the cyber threat landscape created by team members
  • Analyze threat actor communications to understand new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Engage with threat actors using active defense techniques to collect intelligence
  • Conduct data analysis to identify notable phishing and APT trends
  • Communicate analytical findings to various audiences through in-person and virtual presentations
  • Extensive latitude for independent judgment
  • Assist and mentor less experienced peers
  • Other duties as assigned

Offering specialized cybersecurity solutions, this company is dedicated to ensuring data security, infrastructure protection, managed services, and cutting-edge threat research. It is distinguished by its adoption of advanced encryption, network security, and threat intelligence technologies that bolster an organization's defenses against evolving cyberthreats. Employees here benefit from a focus on high technology and industry-specific expertise, working in an environment that values and advances protective measures against digital threats. This focus not only makes it a leader in cybersecurity but also a pioneering place for professionals keen on staying at the forefront of technology defense.

Company Stage

Private

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Founded

1991

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

9%

2 year growth

49%