• Company: Cisco
  • Location: Fulton, Maryland
  • Posted: September 27, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1215600
TALOS Cisco Systems
As a manager within Talos Email Threat Research and Detection Response you will lead a diverse team of subject matter experts who have a wide range of skills and experience in multiple fields and technologies. Your team will research email-based threats, malware, and malicious websites and create detection content for the technologies Talos supports to counter those threats. Your team will also investigate new technologies and Proof of Concepts for algorithmic detection of new email-based threats. As the leader of this high-impact team, you will act as the conduit between the tactical detection response teams and the more strategic engineering development teams in order to drive improvements in protections for our customers. You will lead your team from the front as they aggressively pursue the Talos goal of disrupting threats and forcing the bad guys to innovate.
Role & Responsibilities:
Oversee a team not to exceed 6 Analysts to:
  • Ensure work performed aligns with team's goals as collaboratively determined with Talos Management
  • Re-align work of team members quickly in the face of newly emergent threats/priorities
  • Organize and manage administrative tasks to minimize their impact on team members
  • Act as liaison between detection response and engineering development teams.
  • Serve as conduit for team members to communicate with organizations / teams outside of TALOS
  • Analyze email based security threats including phishing, malware and malicious web sites.
  • Discover actionable intelligence in email corpora and product telemetry data
  • Create advanced detection content for email and web security products
  • Develop tools as necessary to automate tasks and workflows
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Four years work experience in the security industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or other tech-related degree
  • Solid base knowledge of networking, transport, and application layer protocols, such as IP, TCP, UDP, and HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, SIP, and SSL
  • Ability to switch gears and learn new material under pressure
  • Demonstrated leadership in small teams
  • A passion for guiding others to grow, evolve, and succeed in their high-impact mission
  • High comfort working in a Linux/UNIX shell environment
  • Understanding of Machine Learning: Mathematics, Statistics, Probability
  • Experience with high level languages Perl, Python, etc.
  • Understanding of regular expressions
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Superb Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superb organization, decision-making, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and take on additional tasks as required
  • Ability to lead a team to solve complex problems
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or other tech-related degree
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or other tech-related degree
  • Knowledge of email internals and infrastructure
  • Experience in managing the opportunities and challenges associated with team growth

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