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  • Threat Analyst

    Proofpoint, Inc.

    This position is for our threat intelligence team. Looking for beginner to experienced analyst to research & report on threats stopped by our products and more.


As a Proofpoint Threat Analyst, you will join a team of dynamic and creative threat researchers focused on finding malware, understanding how it works and using that knowledge to improve our products. This team is responsible for a 24/7 follow-the-sun model with team members spread across diverse timezones. The team focuses on malware threats analysis, phishing threats analysis, APT campaign analysis, reverse engineering, actor tracking, campaign creation for customer dashboards, and blogging. We are looking for someone passionate and capable in these areas to help us produce a more complete understanding of the threat landscape, better inform our customers, and improve our product offerings. You will focus on campaign creation and documentation for customer dashboards, and threat analysis. If you love playing with the latest technologies,, solving the hardest problems and foiling the most advanced adversaries, then this job is for you!


  • --Your day-to-day--
  • Monitor internal malicious data feeds as well as external intel sources to identify interesting threats
  • Perform analysis (including behavioral) of malware, binary formats and network protocols using industry-standard tools
  • Document relevant campaigns in internal tools and customer-visible dashboards
  • Create and maintain technical documentation of malware and actors for customers and internal teams
  • Collect and query large datasets to uncover trends and patterns in attacker behavior
  • Act as a subject matter expert for occasional inquiries by internal engineering, marketing, and sales teams
  • Write blog posts and/or present findings at security conferences
  • --What you bring to the team--
  • A passion for research and uncovering the unknown about threats and threat actors
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Being a hard-working, self-directed team player
  • Familiarity with following: malware sandboxing, threat intelligence gathering and organization, data analysis
  • --Nice to have--
  • Experience working remotely for a large information security vendor
  • Located in a US or UK time zone
  • --Additional Information--
  • Travel: 10%
  • Location: Anywhere in US or EU, work from home/remote acceptable


  • Travel Up to 25%
  • Incentives Both
  • Clearance & Citizenship No requirements
  • Remote Work Full remote okay
  • Education No requirements
  • Salary Range Not provided

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