Senior Threat Researcher

Threat & Intel Services · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Threat & Intel Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

HYAS Infosec is currently looking for a Senior Threat Researcher to add to our existing Intelligence Services Team. In this role, you will be a champion and driver across multiple disciplines including assisting product sales and company awareness/demand generation through a combination of product POC support, paid professional services work, and public relations, publications, and public speaking. As a senior member in the team, you will have the opportunity to help define new threat research processes and procedures, lead investigations into new and emerging threats, and produce intelligence that is not only consumed by professional services customers and prospects but influences future product design as well.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience doing adversary and infrastructure research for and creating first party intelligence sources consumed by a variety of stakeholders as well as an understanding of computer networks and basic IT.

Job location can be based in Victoria, BC or remote in the United States.

Job Description

Create new first party intelligence sources (blog postings, research reports, threat landscape overviews, etc.) and manage reporting dissemination of security intelligence and research efforts
Assist in producing comprehensive, demonstrable proof of concept (POCs) and paid professional service work that highlight the capabilities of HYAS products and the Intelligence Services team
Conduct network infrastructure investigations to discover and map cybercrime, malware and APT-related infrastructure on behalf of customers, as well as identification of network traffic that may not itself be malicious but certainly unusual, suspicious, and/or unwarranted 

Research and monitor underground forums, chat channels, and, social media
Promote HYAS thought leadership through media outreach (blogging, webinars, conference presentations, etc.) and collaborative reporting
Perform data gathering and analysis tasks with large unfiltered data sets
Liaise with key security initiatives and trust groups within the security industry to better establish HYAS as both a security thought leader and trusted partner

Proven background in threat research or threat intelligence
At least 2 years of experience working in cyber intelligence, threat hunting, information security, incident response, reverse engineering, or other technical cyber security roles
Knowledge of malware command and control (C2) infrastructure used by threat actors, DNS traffic analysis
Understanding of possible attack activities such as network probing/scanning, DDOS, malicious code, phishing, etc.

Understanding of computer networks and networking
Outstanding written and oral communication skills and the ability to prioritize work
Ability to write analytical information products
Demonstrable investigative and analytical problem-solving skills with a high level of writing proficiency
Proven ability to work independently and remotely
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Bachelor's degree or higher in Threat Intelligence, Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, Math, or any other related area, or equivalent experience
Knowledge of dark web and criminal marketplaces
Experience with intelligence analysis tools, methods and the intelligence lifecycle, including Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and closed source intelligence gathering, source verification, data fusion, link analysis, and threat actors
Experience researching Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
Knowledge of cryptocurrency and related blockchain investigations

Knowledge of DNS, computer networks, and related IT topics
Existing network of contacts in the security industry
Ability to construct and analyze social network graphs using tools such as Maltego
Ability to translate complex information sets into specific recommendations that can be actioned by customers to enhance their security posture
Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus (Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean)
Understanding of global geopolitical dynamics and the ability to apply that knowledge to an information security context
Strong understanding of threat analysis and enterprise level mitigation strategies

Our benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability and long term-disability insurance and paid time off.

HYAS is an equal opportunity workplace. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to race, religion, color gender, age, national origin, disability veteran status, genetic information, neurodiversity, or any other status protected by law.


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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Threat & Intel Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor