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Reston, VA 20190
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Verisign is currently seeking and Engineer IV for our Incident Response team.

Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the worlds most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. We ensure the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net top-level domains and two of the internets root servers, as well as performs the root zone maintainer function for the core of the internets Domain Name System (DNS). Verisigns Security Services include Distributed Denial of Service Protection and Managed DNS. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, visit Verisign.com.

The Incident Response team acts to investigate and respond to attacks on Verisigns infrastructure. This team has specific focus on identifying & monitoring for (advanced) cyber threats, discovery of exploit attempts and investigation of global security incidents. Digital surveillance is an essential activity for that matter. Using various analytical techniques and automation, analysts search for threats in the enterprise, tracking them to eradication. This search through large, diverse sets of data is the primary responsibility of the team.


Search through network, system, and log data to find and identify undetected threats
Analyze threat intelligence (e.g. actors, hack tools, exploits, malware, etc.) and determine techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs) of Threat Actors
Analyze events/ data feeds for event detection, correlation from monitoring solutions, triage and classify the output using automated systems for further investigation
Translate analytical findings into security use cases that can be communicated to the security engineering team for purposes of improving detection capability
Provide mentoring and training to the larger Information Security team in advanced analysis, IR techniques, and threat intelligence
Responsible and accountable for executing processes within all activities within the security Incident response lifecycle
Coordinates response, triage and recovery activities for security events affecting the Verisigns information assets
Leads efforts in the improvement and development of process/procedure manuals and documentation for incident response, threat intelligence, advanced persistent threat detection and vulnerability analysis
Develop communication channels with technology owners and the business to evangelize the evolving threat landscape


Bachelors in Engineering, Computers Science, or related field or equivalent work experience
8 years overall industry experience with minimum 5 years in an incident response capacity
Intermediate experience EDR, IDS/IPS, Firewall, VPN, Cisco, Automation
Complex event correlation techniques
Experience with common operating systems ,such as Linux, both from a forensic and threat hunting point of view
Using correlation tools such as log aggregation tools or a SIEM for analysis
Recognizing common attack vectors such as, recon scans, botnet, malware, command and control activity (C2), worms, trojans, and viruses
Ability to communicate effectively with peers and other technologists in the organization
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to self-motivate, effectively prioritize tasks, and solve complex problems

Certifications: GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), CISSP
Experience with the reverse engineering and analysis of malware
Experience with the writing use cases to identify insider threat activity
Ability to write and or update scripts to help automate routine issues
Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership of the organization
Masters Degree in Engineering, Computers Science, or related field or equivalent work experience

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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