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Flashpoint // business risk Intelligence
New York City, Remote, Dublin or Tysons, VA    Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019
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Company Description:

Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower organizations worldwide with meaningful intelligence & information that combats threats & adversaries. The companys sophisticated technology, advanced data collections, & human-powered analysis uniquely enables large enterprises & the public sector to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats & build insider threat programs, enhance corporate & physical security, improve executive protection, & address vendor risk & supply chain integrity. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Senior Malware Researcher to join our Intelligence team to identify cyber threats, dissect code, & reverse engineer malware. You will operate semi-autonomously to conduct research & produce concise, written analysis & visual presentation of findings. This person will also work with our clients to provide innovative detection & eradication solutions to reduce risk to client networks & operations.

In addition to technical expertise, to be successful in this role were looking for passionate self starters who can quickly understand & deliver on company & customer requirements.

What you will do:

  • Examine malicious software to identify new techniques & exploit targets on behalf of client intelligence needs
  • Document attack capabilities, understand its propagation characteristics, & define signatures for detection
  • Operate semi-autonomously to conduct collection, create solutions & support intelligence production per the standard operating procedures, with minimal guidance from your supervisors
  • Analyze malware to determine its attack techniques & targets
  • Develop Indicators of compromise to protect client networks
  • Engage security community to assist in proactive disruption of malicious infrastructure affecting client operations
  • Write high quality tactical & strategic assessments to inform BRI decision making process

What you will bring:

  • 5+ years experience conducting dynamic & static analysis of malicious software
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience in systems development
  • Experience refining source information & raw data into intelligence products
  • Experience tracking advanced cyber threat groups & developing systems & tools to track their activities & collect artifacts from identified sources
  • Strong understanding of common categories of malware & characteristics of each
  • Strong familiarity with mitigation strategies such as Snort & YARA signatures
  • Knowledge of malware packers, obfuscation techniques, & exploit kits
  • Deep understanding of operating systems internals & the Windows API

What else would be great:

  • Ability speak foreign languages
  • GCIH, GPEN, or equivalent advanced security certification is a plus
  • Ability to reverse & write custom malware unpackers
  • Ability to oversee & lead malware projects

What we will provide:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, ability, & role responsibilities. Additional perks include health & welfare benefits, 401K, commuter benefits, a well-stocked kitchen, cool cultural initiatives & employee events.

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