Security Researcher

CrowdStrike
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 28

Position description

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

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 
the Middle East/North African (MENA)-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 Security Researcher (MENA) is to leverage 
operational tradecraft alongside 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, strong OSINT research skills, be familiar with intelligence report 
writing, comfortable setting up and using virtual machines, and practiced at 
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 Arabic and/or Turkish-language 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

  • the Middle East/North Africa region.

  • Collaborate on analytical reports and threat estimates related to Middle East/North Africa-related cyber security topics.

  • Collaborate with different areas of the Intelligence Team to share knowledge

  • and increase quality of written products.

  • Collaborate with teams across the CrowdStrike organization to provide regional

  • expertise and gather information for finished intelligence products.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Strong Arabic and/or Turkish language skills, particularly reading and writing. (ILR 3+/3+

  • level proficiency or equivalent preferred)

  • Motivated self-starter with experience in targeting a wide variety of Middle East/North Africa-related online environments, to include hidden services and forums.

  • Minimum 4+ years of relevant experience.

  • Familiarity with Arabic or Turkish 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 the Middle East/North Africa region.


Preferred:

  • Additional foreign languages (Persian/Farsi, Hebrew, and others)

  • Prior intelligence community or cyber threat intelligence background.

  • Education

  • 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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Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

Application instructions

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