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Threat Detection Analyst



Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 44,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 65 percent of the Fortune 500, 45 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey!

What makes Tenable such a great place to work?

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Software Research Engineer to join our Operational Technology Content team. In this role, you will take part in protecting our customers' OT environments from a wide range of cyber threats. Your contributions will be directly impactful, not only ensuring our customers' success but also making a significant difference in the evolving landscape of OT security.

Your Opportunity:

  • Research OT/IoT threats, malware and exploitation tools
  • Develop effective threat detection rules and enhance our product's capabilities for better threat detection
  • Research newly published vulnerabilities and security advisories in order to develop new detection plugins for Tenable OT Security product
  • Research, develop and improve methods of detection for currently unsupported OT/IoT devices

What you'll need:

  • In depth understanding of threat detection and exploitation techniques especially for OT/IoT devices
  • Strong experience with network analysis and threat detection software such as Suricata
  • Knowledge in protocol analysis
  • Knowledge in security assessment such as pentest, bug bounty or CTF
  • Robust programming skills
  • Ability to self-educate and keep up to date with current security trends and exploitation methods
  • Strong attention to detail and able to frequently shift priorities as needed
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

And ideally:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2+ years of development experience
  • Experience in systems administration and open source tools

If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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