Proofpoint Security Research Analyst - Phishing (Remote - Anywhere in the US) in Las Vegas, Nevada
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This role is responsible for creating credential phishing detection rules for our Emerging Threats Pro IDS feed product as well as for ClamAV for threats in email. You'll write network and email defense signatures in order to detect credential phishing threats to our customers.
As a Proofpoint Security Research Analyst, you will perform phishing landscape analysis and spend time searching through our corpus of malicious URL data to analyze the threats within, create detections, and make that information meaningful to our customers. You’ll be a part of a team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on finding these threats, understanding how we can efficiently protect against them, and using that knowledge to improve our products.
This position requires experience in analysis of the phishing landscape and its detection methodology.
Analyze phishing landscape in order to create detections that are best fit to the threat
Write intrusion detection rules for the Snort and Suricata platform
Write ClamAV rules for internal static processing
Work with the open-source community to maintain and optimize the ETOpen ruleset
Research new and past threats to build proactive detections into our suite
What you bring to the team
Experience with network traffic inspection tools, such as Wireshark, tcpdump, Arkime.
Experience analyzing modern credential phishing threats
Familiarity with writing signatures for the Snort or Suricata IDS platforms.
Experience with ClamAV signature creation
An interest in the larger credential phishing threat landscape
Ability to analyze collated data and triage efforts for best efficacy return
Familiarity with virtualization technologies, such as VMware products, VirtualBox, KVM, etc.
Experience with one or more scripting languages. Python proficiency preferred.
Experience with PCRE.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Creativity, enthusiasm for the email threat space, and willingness to learn from mentors
Must be able to work independently
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!
At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:
Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.
Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.