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Senior threat researcher
Company Sophos
Location Ahmedabad, India
Preferred GIAC Certifications FOR610 Reverse-Engineering Malware
Travel 0%
Salary Not provided
URL Not provided
Contact Name Anonymous
Contact Email vaibhav.nagariya/at/gmail.com
Expires 2021-08-11

Job Description

### Interested candidates can send the updated CV at "vaibhav.nagariya@gmail.com" ###

###Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

###Senior Threat Researcher

We have a fantastic opportunity here at SophosLabs for a Senior Threat Researcher (Remediation Specialist) to join our global Behaviour Protection Team - our highly skilled team of security experts deliver proactive behaviour-based protection & system cleaning against Windows malware.

You will be passionate about discovering & defeating the tactics threat actors use and abuse to persist, embed & hide their nefarious activities on targeted systems. You will take a keen interest in emerging technologies and apply creative & adversarial thinking to problem solving.

Our team are both recognised and active members in the wider threat research community. Take a look at some of their blogs / publications via the following links –

https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/03/01/gootloader-expands-its-payload-delivery-options/
https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2021/02/02/agent-tesla-amps-up-information-stealing-attacks/
https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/12/16/systembc/
https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/10/14/inside-a-new-ryuk-ransomware-attack/

###Main Duties:

* Reverse engineering and debugging malware, understanding the complete end-to-end kill chain, from attack vector to persistent payload
* Identifying new tactics & techniques used to implant malicious code in targeted systems
* Data mining to discover emerging patterns and thwart attacks using cloud-assisted technology
* Working with product & data science teams to build features, processes & tools to cope with the rapidly evolving threat landscape

###Key responsibilities:

* Monitor & update cloud-assisted remediation system to remove prevalent attacks from affected machines
* Analyse top malware & potentially-unwanted application infections for new persistence tactics
* Develop algorithms & data-driven processes to measure & continuously improve malware cleanup
* Consult with development teams to enhance remediation features in Sophos products
* Publish blog articles and/or whitepapers on threat research

###Skills & experience required::

The successful candidate has extensive knowledge of Windows internals, is fluent in assembly, and has a knack for getting to the bottom of any issue. You enjoy thinking creatively; combining your deep technical knowledge, your tenacity for innovation, and your can-do attitude to solve complex and challenging problems on a daily basis.

* Bachelor degree in Computer Software (Computer Security preferable)
* Experience in computer security field/role
* Proficient in Windows debugging of hostile code
* Detailed knowledge of Windows operating system internals
* Excellent grasp of compilers & disassembly
* Reverse engineering using IDA Pro

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and of course the opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive team.

###Equal Opportunities:

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

### Interested candidates can send the updated CV at "vaibhav.nagariya@gmail.com" ###