Principal Malware Researcher

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Posted On
Friday, 1st March 2019
Closing On
Thursday, 30th May 2019
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Job Description

CND have partnered with a global powerhouse in the consulting space, who have plans to double their security practise in 2019 in order to support them in sourcing a Malware Researcher to work on their initiatives in the public and health sectors.  This is a primarily technical role, with the main responsibility being to undertake research on various malware samples and pull together intelligence to help the attribution process as well as developing signatures for detection and classification.  You will gain significant exposure to inflight research campaigns into targeted attacks and cybercrime activity.  This is a permanent role, with great opportunity for progression and technical development within the security space.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide in depth analysis of malware samples coming from multiple sources
  • Extract intelligence from Malware samples to help with attribution of Malware and also manage on-going risk to clients
  • Work in often public sector or health environments to help ensure improvements in their security posture
  • Contribute to the research direction of the wider team
  • Assist with mentoring of junior analysts

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working with X86/64 Assembly and Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Good understanding of Network Intrusion Models, such as the kill chain and ATT&CK
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Some experience working with Windows Internals
  • Exposure to Incident Response Remediation
  • Knowledge of the current threat landscape and actors, ideally with some exposure to tracking their activity.

This is a highly technical role, to join a company that is really prioritising their presence in the security space and the capability to deliver highly technical services to their clients.

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