Threat Researcher 3

Ahmedabad, GJ, IN, 380006

Sophos Labs

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.



Job Purpose

SophosLabs is a global network of highly skilled and trained analysts and IT security professionals that is the front line in protecting businesses from known and emerging threats.   Our analysts cover every area of IT security with integrated systems tracking malware, vulnerabilities, intrusions, spam, legitimate applications, legitimate and infected websites and mobile threats. Our automated systems work with Big Data technologies and continuously populate databases with legitimate and malicious content. 
Sophos is focused on delivering the best IT security and data protection for businesses. Today Sophos products protect over 100,000 businesses and 100 million users, in more than 150 countries. We provide an excellent, supportive, open and lively work environment with exposure to leading technologies and opportunities for professional development and training.   


Main Duties:


As a Sophos Labs Threat Response Engineer you will be responsible for providing protection against malware, email spam and other cyber-threats.
You will be analyzing new malware and spam samples, developing protection against them and handling other protection issues reported by our customers in a timely manner and with quality.
Analyze files reported by our customers to determine their type and risk level
Create first-line detection signatures for new malicious Windows executable
Monitor email spam protection levels and respond to spam outbreaks in a timely manner using appropriate anti-spam detection technology available
Triage and manage cyber-threat related requests coming from our customers by collecting all the necessary information, responding to standard requests and escalating complex issues to problem domain experts for resolution.
Handle false positive reports from customers triggered in anti-spam, URL filtering or anti-malware filtering layers
Use Sophos data publishing systems to build, test and release protection updates for customer use
Write descriptions for threats for publication on the Sophos website to raise customer awareness


Required skills and experiences:

Good understanding of common Internet standards (HTTP, SMTP, DNS, Whois, HTML, RFC822, SSH)
Understanding of x86 architecture and familiarity with x86 Assembly
Understanding of Windows OS fundamentals
Basic understanding of computer and IT security
Practical understanding of PE file format structures
Desired skills and experiences
Reverse engineering with IDA or other tools
Malware and/or spam analysis skills
Scripting experience (Shell, Perl, Python, JavaScript)
Linux user experience

Education required:

B.Sc. in Computer Science or equivalent
Special conditions
Weekend shift work will be required
Night-time shift work may be required




Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.


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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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