Security Research Engineer - Mac Security Research (Remote)-SP&R
Location:Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alternate LocationAll Americas Location-Remote
Area of InterestEngineer - Software
Who You’ll Work With
The Research And Efficacy Team (RET) secures and protect customers through phenomenal products and takes a lead in customer focus, research and delivery. We work to understand attacker tactics, techniques and procedures at the deepest levels and write detection logic to prevent cyber attacks. We work with data scientists, machine learning specialists, threat hunters and software developers to identify and remediate security gaps where they exist.
What You’ll Do
As a part of the Research And Efficacy Team (RET) supporting Cisco Security products, you will provide security research, detection content development and support assistance to our macOS endpoint customers. You will work towards keeping yourself abreast of the latest attack techniques on Apple's macOS Operating system. You will conduct research into bleeding edge attack and defense mechanisms. You will research detection and prevention strategies to maintain Cisco’s leadership in macOS malware defense and security. You will also develop domain expertise in macOS information security and provide guidance and help protect our customers from breaches and cyber attacks. You will publish internal and external reports and blog posts detailing your research findings.
Who You Are
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related subject area.
- Development skills in C, C++, Objective C and experience in developing multi-threaded applications.
- Deep understanding of macOS operating system internals and strive to understand low-level details.
- Knowledge of macOS file formats such as MachO, DMG, Plist etc.
- Familiar with attack tactics, techniques, procedures and threat landscape in macOS. Prior experience in big data technologies such as Hadoop, apache spark etc. will be preferred.
- Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.
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