Senior Threat Research Analyst – 3 openings

Job Type: Full time

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the job title as the subject.

NSFOCUS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

JD1 – Senior Threat Research Analyst


• Analyze threats to specific networks, customers, industries, and personnel
• Create custom signatures for new and emerging threats
• Review alerts generated by NSFOCUS IPS/WAF for false positives
• Modify signatures in customer environments to reduce false positive noise
• Define optimal variable set for VIP customers
• Review deployed policies across multiple customer sites for effective tuning
• Present tactical and strategic intelligence about threat groups, the methodologies they use and the motivations behind their activity
• Write finished intelligence at the technical and strategic levels
• Convey both verbally and in writing the importance of findings
• Prepare and deliver briefings and reports to the client’s executives, security team or fellow analysts
• Track progress and actions


• Detailed understanding of the TCP/IP networking stack
• Working knowledge of full packet capture PCAP analysis and accompanying tools (Wireshark, etc.)
• Understanding of modern malware threats
• Knowledge of the cyber threat landscape—including actors, TTPs, targets
• Experience in network security practices in corporate or government environments
• Ability to interpret internal data sources and open source data
• Experience performing technical research on the internet
• Ability to think critically and properly qualify assessments
• Ability to provide concise, accurate communications (both verbal and written)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to a variety of internal audiences including senior executives
• Proven track record of successfully managing and executing on short term and long term projects
• Ability to communicate and establish rapport with a global team
• Chinese language fluency as a plus