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About the Role:
CrowdStrike is looking for a self-starting, responsible, action-oriented, and highly motivated individual to join our growing Intelligence Team. This position will require the candidate to track and collect information related to Latin America-based e-crime and state sponsored adversaries, tools, tradecraft, and techniques in a wide variety of environments, to include the deep and dark web.
The mission of a Senior Security Researcher (Latin America) is to leverage operational tradecraft alongside understanding cultural and language expertise to develop and maintain unique sources of cyber threat intelligence information and enable threat analysis. It serves as an important support role to ongoing analysis of actors, adversaries, geopolitical developments, and transnational issues, and is instrumental in providing unique insight into finished Intelligence products used by CrowdStrike customers and stakeholders.
The successful candidate will be an OPSEC-savvy, detail-oriented problem solver, and have substantial experience driving concurrent projects and issues to completion with minimal direction.
Highly qualified candidates will have an excellent technical foundation, especially related to state-nexus cyber threat actor strategy and threat intelligence, as well as be comfortable with internal and cross-team collaboration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Report raw intelligence that responds to established standing and ad hoc requirements in support of nation state, e-crime, and hacktivist activity.
Employ secure operational tradecraft methods and practices.
Track threat actors in various Spanish and Portuguese communities. Assess quality and credibility of operators, toolsets, and other offered services.
Identify current and emerging cyber threats and trends including technical information as well as geopolitical and transnational events/issues surrounding Latin America.
Collaborate on analytical reports and threat estimates related to Latin American cyber security topics.
Collaborate with different areas of the Intelligence Team to share knowledge and increase quality of work product.
Collaborate with teams across the CrowdStrike organization to provide regional expertise and gather information for finished intelligence products.
Motivated self-starter with experience in targeting a wide variety of Latin American online environments, to include hidden sites/forums.
Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience.
Strong Portuguese and Spanish language skills, particularly reading and writing. (Minimum 3+/3+ level proficiency or equivalent)
Familiarity with Portuguese and Spanish internet colloquialisms and regional dialects.
Understanding of technical terminology, tools, and tactics employed by threat actors.
Comprehensive, practical knowledge of research/collection tradecraft and analytical methods.
Understanding of the current geopolitical and transnational events and issues surrounding Latin America.
Additional foreign languages (French, Italian, and others)
Prior intelligence community or cyber threat intelligence background.
Undergraduate degree or military training and experience in cyber intelligence, general intelligence studies, security studies, political science, international relations, etc.
Other technical security certifications or academic background a plus.
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