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Threat Analyst

Company: Proofpoint, Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Threat Analyst is responsible for driving the delivery of the Proofpoint People Centric Security Program to customers via threat and threat data analysis, coordinating and conducting briefings, fielding inquiries, engaging internal SMEs, and innovating to improve program processes and deliverables. The role is customer facing and requires security data collection, information synthesis, presentations, and on-going customer guidance on a path to a stronger security posture.

The Role

The Threat Analyst is responsible for delivering the Proofpoint People Centric Security Program and framework to customers. Candidates will conduct threat analysis, apply analytics to threat intelligence, conduct briefings, field inquiries, engage internal SMEs, and initiate improvements to existing program framework, processes, and deliverables. This position is customer facing.

The ideal candidate will bring the following:

Applied threat intelligence experience

Data analysis skills for threat analysis

Written and verbal communication/presentation skills

Demonstrated security interest and experience in two or more the following security areas: email security, network security, cloud security, security analytics, and incident response

Proofpoint product knowledge is a plus, but not required.

As a Threat Analyst, you will be assessing and analyzing a customer’s security environment and ongoing threats, pointing out unusual or interesting threats, then recommending tactical (configuration, product/operational policy or implementation) and strategic improvements. This customer facing role requires hands-on preplanned investigations, on-demand inquiries, and unstructured data analysis, but also uses soft skills to discuss, recommend, advocate, and track changes and improvements to advance a customer’s security posture. Your success is incumbent on providing customers greater visibility, context, and insight into the threats they face and suggestions on how to respond to them.

What you bring to the team

Extensive domain knowledge in cyber security, including the ability to speak with authority on the broad threat landscape, and in detail on email-based threats, exploits and threat actors, and incident analysis. Knowledge of other technologies such as networking, internet technologies, and web servers is required.

Very strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Highly organized and the ability to lead through influence and coordination, as well as facilitate communication with SMEs, account teams, and other stakeholders as necessary.

Passion for working closely with customers to inform and protect them, including the ability to maintain close communication with multiple large organizations simultaneously.

Document current processes and identify areas for improvement to improve customer experience and/or team efficiency.

Ability to identify potential areas of concern for customers before or as they arise and take appropriate actions, such as proactive notification, recommending framework-based or ad hoc mitigations, and initiating additional research.

Knowledge of Python is a plus but not required

3-5 years of experience in the cyber security space

Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 Suite including Excel and Powerpoint and Excel

Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, systems, and subjects quickly

#LI-SV1

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Posted 28 Days Ago

Full time

R4063

About Us At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform

Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture

Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel

Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges

We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

Proofpoint is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: Proofpoint, Inc., Sunnyvale , Threat Analyst, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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