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Junior Threat Research Engineer Full-time

at SOPHOS Technologies in Banglore (Published at 25-04-2017)

Threat Researchers Position for IPS Signature Development Team


SophosLabs is recruiting Senior Threat Researchers to join our global team of highly skilled security experts to help secure and protect Sophos users and their systems worldwide from threats such as malware, exploits, spam and phishing.

SophosLabs is a global network of highly skilled and trained analysts and IT security professionals that is the front line in protecting businesses from known and emerging threats.
Our analysts cover every area of IT security with integrated systems tracking malware, vulnerabilities, intrusions, spam, legitimate applications, legitimate and infected websites and mobile threats. Our automated systems work with Big Data technologies and continuously populate databases with legitimate and malicious content.

Sophos is focused on delivering the best IT security and data protection for businesses. Today Sophos products protect over 100,000 businesses and 100 million users, in more than 150 countries. We provide an excellent, supportive, open and lively work environment with exposure to leading technologies and opportunities for professional development and training.

Location – Bangalore, India

Industry – Computer and Network Security

Employment Type – Full Time

Job Function – SophosLabs / Engineering

Bachelor/Master Degree in Engineering, Computer Science/Electronics OR Bachelor/Master of Computer Application
Good to have certifications such as CEH, CISSP etc.

6 months to 1 year of experience in Vulnerability/Exploit Research and IPS Signature Development/Test (preferably on Snort or equivalent engine)
Good understanding of various network and end-point security providing technologies such as conventional Firewalls, NGFWs, IDS/IPS, AV/UTM, Proxy Servers etc

Must Have Skills –

Strong hands-on experience on various OSes of UNIX flavors and Windows flavors.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Possess an analytical and methodical approach to workflow.
Proven ability to prioritize and organize assigned tasks.
Proven problem-solving skills with an inquisitive nature.
Good knowledge in Python or PERL

Note: Applications have been closed.

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