Threat Intelligence Analyst
With 1,000 employees, over $250M in sales, 1,500+ clients, and rapid year-over-year growth, Recorded Future is the world’s most advanced, and largest, intelligence company!
This Role: As a threat researcher for Insikt Group’s Strategic and Persistent Threats team, you will contribute to APT campaign tracking initiatives and support our Analyst on Demand service. This role supports both client-driven finished intelligence reports on cyber espionage-related topics, as well as internally-driven research and monitoring efforts into threat actor infrastructure, tools, and TTPs. Your research will be focused on state-sponsored cyber threats emanating from China.
What You’ll Do as Threat Intelligence Analyst:
- Synthesize multiple technical datasets to derive novel insights and reporting related to Chinese state-sponsored APT activity;
- Establish methods of tracking APT campaigns using a combination of network, intrusion, and malware analysis skills;
- Hunt for threat actor activity in multiple technical datasets;
- Support the fulfillment of client priority intelligence requirements via Recorded Future’s Analyst on Demand service;
- Serve as a subject matter expert on Chinese state-sponsored threat activity to customers and/or the public via media engagements;
- Drive prioritization, development, and deployment of network signatures to detect activity from malware families of interest;
- Stay on top of developments within the APT threat landscape and track key developments by following publications, blogs, and industry trust groups;
What You’ll Bring as the Threat Intelligence Analyst (Required):
- BA/BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Security Studies, Intelligence, or a related field
- 3+ years of experience in Information Security and/or Threat Intelligence
- Experience conducting technical threat analysis and research
- Knowledge of structured analytical techniques, the intelligence cycle, and intelligence writing techniques and methodologies
- Familiarity with common CTI research and data analysis platforms/tools such as the ELK Stack (ElasticSearch, Kibana), Maltego, Shodan, DomainTools, or other similar tools/datasets
- Knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols and network traffic analysis techniques
- Knowledge of existing Chinese APT groups - past activities, TTPs, motivations, etc.
- Experience working directly with clients
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey complex technical and non-technical concepts
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to work with globally distributed team members
Highly Desirable Skills/Experience (not required):
- MA/MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, or a related field
- Scripting capabilities (Python preferred)
- Experience writing network and endpoint signature detections using SNORT, YARA, SIGMA, etc.
- Experience with Windows, iOS, Android, or MacOS malware analysis
- Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or other Chinese dialects
- Geopolitical knowledge of the Asia Pacific region writ large and China specifically
Why should you join Recorded Future?
Recorded Future employees (or “Futurists”), represent over 40 nationalities and embody our core values of having high standards, practicing inclusion, and acting ethically. Our dedication to empowering clients with intelligence to disrupt adversaries has earned us a 4.8-star user rating from Gartner and 8 of the top 10 Fortune 100 companies as clients.
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