Security Researcher / Engineer and Conference Presenter

Cisco   •  

Fulton, MD

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


5 - 7 years

Posted 26 days ago

Talos Outreach is hiring senior researchers in Austin and the CA Bay Area. Basically you'll be working with what was the sourcefire VRT. We're now part of Cisco called Talos. Check out our stuff , we also regularly speak at conferences, and often give customer briefings. Strong speaking ability is required.

Our primary goal is to piss off the bad guys and protect our customers. We work to find ways to apply pressure to malware families in order to force a change in their business model by finding critical issues, working with leo, or working with the security community to take action.

Are you passionate about the changing threat landscape, love the challenge of understanding how the latest malware works, and can evangelize the risks and issues across a broad organization? Are you looking for a challenging leadership position that will allow you to shape the future of security across the internet? Do you thrive on building a close-knit, highly-motivated team? Join us or risk having a boring job. The successful candidate will work on a global team of senior security analysts focusing on the changing threat landscape and it's affect on Cisco customers. This position requires a professional with a strong security software and threat analysis background that is capable of identifying and establishing the relationships and processes within and external to Cisco to build an investigative threat research structure and flow.

To apply send me your cv and any recent work: craiwill @ Feel free to send me questions.

Ok if you're still with me what that actually means is that you will be performing threat intelligence research on various bits of malware/exploits/etc that we find. If they are interesting enough we'll talk about them at various conferences or simply blog about them if they are just slightly interesting. If you've made it this far but are not located in the right location, email us anyway. We're always willing to break the rules for the right candidate.


Promote Talos security thought leadership through media outreach and collaborative reporting.

Source and analyze data from available product sources across Cisco as well as externally from partners or other qualified third-parties.

Manage reporting and dissemination of security intelligence and research efforts

Act as principal investigator for internal and external research projects with intent to publish in peer-reviewed conferences and journals

Monitor, identify, and respond to timely security events

Hunt malware, EK, and other bad things across various data sets

Provide data driven insight for internal business intelligence and external communications with media, analysts and/or customers/stakeholders

Establish cross-departmental channels to facilitate collaborative research sharing for external reporting and internal business strategy

Liaison with key security initiatives and groups within the security industry to better establish Cisco as both a security thought leader and trusted partner

Will require around 20% travel


5+ years direct and tightly integrated experience in security software or research industry

In depth understanding and knowledge of security

Proven ability to work with media/journalists/analysts/the security community

Significant body of peer-reviewed papers and invited talks

Strong data analytic skills

Ability to solve complex problems independently

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to track and manage numerous parallel activities

Ability to work on a remote team

Malware Analysis Experience

Scripting Experience in several languages