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Threat Research Publications Data Analyst
Publication date: Dec 3rd
Job type: Full Time
Category: Software Dev
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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

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.

As a Proofpoint Threat Research Publications Data Analyst, you will combine your infosec experience with your data analysis skills to make threat information meaningful for customers and the public and available through threat intel products and intelligence reports. You’ll interpret malware analysis results, identify and analyze campaigns, hunt through massive amounts of data to “connect the dots” of threat landscape activity; discover previously unknown threats; and develop tools to enable the analytic process. You’ll be a part of a global team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on effectively identifying and communicating customer-relevant threats. This role is primarily responsible for trend and data analysis for Proofpoint’s threat research publications ( Threat Insight blogs and reports), but will also have the opportunity to contribute research content for deliverables for the Proofpoint Threat Information Service.

Your day-to-day
  • Analyze threat data from internal and external sources in a proactive self-directed fashion as well as in response to team editorial calendar
  • Stay abreast of and periodically report on the threat landscape
  • Investigate and publish research results on threats targeting specific verticals or geographies; malware families, malware variants, and emerging malware; TTPs, security developments, and current infosec-related events
  • Ingest and integrate multifaceted and disparate data from multiple functional areas of the business, coordinating with stakeholders in each to produce insights about threat activity and trends
  • Develop scripts and leverage data science tools to access, retrieve, parse, correlate and analyze massive amounts of threat data from multiple sources
  • Collaborate on research projects with the broader threat research team.
  • Analyze campaign activity and author customer-specific threat reports
  • Proactively hunt through data to discover and report on previously unknown threats
  • Document your amazing work so that others may learn and leverage
  • Work effectively as part of a remote team using chat, video chat and conference calls

What You Bring To The Team
  • A well-rounded understanding of the malware and information security threat landscape. You should love this field and have a passion for learning
  • The ability to accurately interpret the results of dynamic malware analysis from sandboxing environments
  • Experience developing scripts in Python to automate the collection and processing of data for subsequent analysis
  • Experience with one or more essential Python libraries such as NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter, or Matplotlib; or equivalent such as R
  • The ability to install, setup, configure and maintain a Python-based Data Analysis environment
  • The ability to develop analytical hypotheses based on your background; prove (or disprove) those hypotheses through your research; communicate that information to customers both verbally and in writing
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to present complex technical topics to less technical audiences
  • Creative ideas for discovering threats and the ability to manifest those ideas using data analysis techniques
  • Deep curiosity and a drive to understand malware and the techniques used to deliver it.
  • Self-directed and accountable.
Nice to have
  • Familiarity with relational and/or non-relational database concepts
  • Incident response experience
  • Static and/or dynamic malware analysis experience
  • Information security community experience; a blog, website, published papers, conference presentations
  • Experience working remotely for a large information security vendor

Additional Information
  • Travel 5%
  • Location Anywhere in USA, work from home/remote acceptable
  • Must be able to work during the US business hours local to your time zone

Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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