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McAfee Security Researcher

Primary Location Tel Aviv, Additional Locations Date posted 05/16/2019
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Job Title:

McAfee Security Researcher

Work Location:

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Role Introduction:

McAfee’s Advanced Programs Group (APG) analyst is empowered to provide amplification to such awareness by correlating discovered threat information to knowledge contained within the Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) and other products operating within the customer environment/network. 

McAfee’s APG Cyber Defense analysts can leverage available knowledge and resources to develop policy and technical mitigation proposals and solutions to identified cyber problems.  A successful analyst is capable of articulating threats and proposed solutions via speech and written reports to provide actionable intelligence to organization leaders.

Company Overview:

From the device to cloud, McAfee provides cybersecurity solutions for both business and consumers. McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of security threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. For consumers, McAfee secures your devices against viruses, malware, and other threats at home and away. With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers.

Culture and our pillar values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring your true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people, while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee

As a McAfee Security Researcher a typical day might include the following:

  • Assist in deterring, identifying, monitoring, investigating, and analyzing computer network intrusions and intelligence requests.
  • Assist in the processing of possible malware samples and other threats submitted by customers.
  • Provide network support by conducting reverse engineering of new vulnerabilities and malicious code to build counter attack signatures against known and unknown threats.
  • Research emerging malware capabilities and delivery techniques and successfully integrate appropriate countermeasures and mitigations into team process.
  • Tracking trends and performs network analysis on the network infrastructure to determine security gaps and network configuration deficiencies.
  • Develop graphical representations of social and physical networks associated with specific network threats / actors.
  • Prioritizing threats and managing risks and escalations.
  • Contributing to the development of strategies and architectures for secure cyber environments.
  • Leading a cross-functional team to respond to cyber incidents and remediate attacks.
  • Collecting attack and investigation metrics and trending data.
  • Assist with various security assessments and auditing engagements as required.
  • Proactively analyze and combat threat activity to ensure the enterprise protection
  • Coordinate Cyber Security Response and Cyber Intelligence information to conduct threat research from public as well as internal and private sources
  • Ability to understand, employ and interact with a wide range of security technologies– to better understand and describe how they can be used to detect and stop threats
  • Use and leverage analysis tools and methods to sift through data, identify, and validate ways that data can be used to find threat activity
  • Analyze and propose new data sources, capabilities, and approaches to detect and stop threats not possible with existing tools
  • Keep up-to-date on trends in security, best practices. Participate, share with, and learn from communities of practice. Create reports, summaries, or sketches as appropriate.
  • Thorough understanding of threat intelligence.  Understating uses for reputational information for file, URL/domains and IP addresses.
  • domains or IP addresses
  • Ability to track and provide Campaign/Pivots on currently-tracked campaigns.  Able to develop and contribute to new campaign, APT or actor tracking
  • Ability to understand static and dynamic analysis – including Social network, domains or IP addresses, full malware reversing if needed.
  • Ability to understand and isolate high impact events like network or customer compromises

You possess core skills like: 

  • Previous Cyber Threat analysis research experience, whether through a CSIRT/SOC, threat McAfee, or other analysis functions, and an understanding of how to leverage threat intelligence for enterprise defense
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity principles and best practices
  • Experience collecting and organizing data in various formats (Excel, CSV, JSON) and synthesizing results
  • Exposure to Boundary, Endpoint and SIEM technologies and comfort using data to hunt for evidence of malicious activities
  • Interest in emerging technologies, passion for experimenting and pushing technology into “off label” uses in enterprise defense
  • Flexible and have a creative approach to problem solving, with demonstrated track record of aligning technical objectives and programs to enterprise objectives and strategies
  • Highly collaborative; personally, and professionally self-aware; able to and interested in interacting with employees at all levels; embody integrity; and represent and inspire the highest ethical standards.
  • Experience with threat hunting, or other proactive, intelligence and threat-based security analysis approaches
  • Understanding adversary capabilities and the attacker mindset, either through red team/penetration testing experience, or through network defender experience
  • Experience working in security engineering or operations – building, managing, or using security technologies in a business environment. Bonus points for threat-centric, intelligence-based security operations.
  • Natural curiosity to learn complex processes.
  • A dedicated and motivated desire to think creatively and produce results
  • Ability to work with and gain the trust of business stakeholders, technical resources, and third-party vendors
  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment – able to meet deadlines and ask clarifying questions to understand and ensure work matches longer-term business goals
  • At least 5 years related experience.
  • BS or equivalent.
  • Certifications such as CISSP highly desirable, as well as certifications related to cyber analysis and malware reverse engineering.  CISM and Security + also suitable alternatives.

Our Vision:

To enable a world where cyber security is so consistent, reliable and  effective that it becomes a trusted foundation in our lives – like clean air and water. Our technology enables the world to fully realize the  transformative power of the digital age, by protecting all that matters. By doing our job well, we drive limitless innovation, securely.

Our Values:

We live our values day in and day out, do you think you can live our values with us? If you can, don’t think, just connect with us. Together is power.

  • We achieve Excellence with Speed and Agility
  • We Play to Win or Don’t Play
  • We Innovate without Fear
  • We Practice InclusiveCandor and Transparency
  • We Put the Customer at the Core

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McAfee prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.


Shift 1 (Israel)

Primary Location:

HNS1 - Israel - Tel Aviv

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