It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what
_We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the
This role is responsible for creating credential phishing
detection rules for our Emerging Threats Pro IDS feed product as
well as for ClamAV for threats in email. You'll write network and
email defense signatures in order to detect credential phishing
threats to our customers.
As a Proofpoint Security Research Analyst, you will perform
phishing landscape analysis and spend time searching through our
corpus of malicious URL data to analyze the threats within, create
detections, and make that information meaningful to our customers.
You'll be a part of a team of dynamic and creative threat
researchers focused on finding these threats, understanding how we
can efficiently protect against them, and using that knowledge to
improve our products.
This position requires experience in analysis of the phishing
landscape and its detection methodology.
+ Analyze phishing landscape in order to create detections that
are best fit to the threat
+ Write intrusion detection rules for the Snort and Suricata
+ Write ClamAV rules for internal static processing
+ Work with the open-source community to maintain and optimize
the ETOpen ruleset
+ Research new and past threats to build proactive detections
into our suite
**What you bring to the team**
+ Experience with network traffic inspection tools, such as
Wireshark, tcpdump, Arkime.
+ Experience analyzing modern credential phishing threats
+ Familiarity with writing signatures for the Snort or Suricata
+ Experience with ClamAV signature creation
+ An interest in the larger credential phishing threat
+ Ability to analyze collated data and triage efforts for best
+ Familiarity with virtualization technologies, such as VMware
products, VirtualBox, KVM, etc.
+ Experience with one or more scripting languages. Python
+ Experience with PCRE.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Creativity, enthusiasm for the email threat space, and
willingness to learn from mentors
+ Must be able to work independently
_If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic
over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!_
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
+ Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven
+ Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest
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.
Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without
consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or