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Proofpoint Senior Threat Researcher (Remote - Anywhere in the US) in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

The Role

As a Proofpoint researcher focused on credential phishing threats, you will spend time identifying and classifying credential harvesting attempts. Leveraging Proofpoint data, information from trust groups, and other sources, you will be responsible for covering the threat landscape with a focus on credential phishing. As a credential phishing specialist, you’ll communicate your findings to various groups including customers, internal threat researchers and teams who create detections in our products. You’ll be a part of a team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on finding threats, understanding them, and using that knowledge to improve our products and protect our customers. This role is responsible for creating and presenting customer-facing and internal deliverables about their work.

Your day-to-day

· Gain a more thorough understanding of credential phishing techniques, phishkits, the actors behind them, and their objectives.

· Protect Proofpoint customers from these types of attacks by refining and developing additional detection techniques and patterns.

· Discover trends, tactics, techniques, infrastructure, and organized crime groups behind these operations.

· Document and create campaigns to improve customer visibility, awareness, and education.

· Produce content for public blog posts and restricted content for Proofpoint customers to help educate cybersecurity teams, leaders, and the general public on these types of attacks.

· Track actors across multiple Proofpoint data sets to include correlating activity with our cloud protection products.

· Collaborate on research projects with the wider threat research team

· 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 information security threat landscape. You should love this field and have a passion for learning.

· Strong knowledge of actor-centric threat intelligence principles

· Skills to profile and track threat actors that pose a threat to our customers

· The ability to make a hypothesis based on your threat research, prove it using our data, and communicate that information to our customers or internal stakeholders

· Present complex technical topics to internal and external parties

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

· Motivation to dig through internal and open source data to find threat information and use it to provide value to customers

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Ability to use internal tools and resources for threat hunting

· Experience with Python, Yara, and various technologies used for hunting in big data sets

· Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Cyber Security, incident response, threat intelligence, or related experience

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience with threat research focused on email delivered threats


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 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.

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 disability.