Principal Intelligence Analyst

Threat Intelligence – Managed Detection Response and Security Operations /
/ Remote
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at

Role Summary
As a Principal Threat Intelligence Analyst supporting our Managed Detection and response (MDR) Team, you will leverage your experience, skills, and cybersecurity knowledge of the threat actor landscape to convert threat data into actionable intelligence information to ultimately better protect our customers from evolving threats. A primary focus of this role will be to lead the growth of Sophos’ adversarial threat intelligence capability extensively tracking eCrime threat groups targeting our customers.

What You Will Do

    • 6+ years of professional experience as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst or similar incident response role with an intelligence component
    • Expert in building and maintaining collection on eCrime operators to produce actionable intelligence for both tactical and strategic consumption
    • Must be collaborative in approach, open to new ideas, with a willingness to mentor
    • Experience in developing yara rules and VTI advanced features
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, for delivery briefings to varied audiences of technical and managerial stakeholders
    • Flexibility to rapidly pivot priorities based on emerging threats
    • Experience analyzing large amounts of unstructured global telemetry for insights
    • Experience leveraging MITRE ATT&CK categorization to align observed threat actor activity to Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
    • Experience applying the Intelligence Lifecycle and Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis
    • Experience working directly with Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs)
    • Experience with Python, jupyter notebooks, sql, regex, and sigma
    • BA or BS degree 

What You Will Bring

    • Track record of community engagement and producing public-facing content
    • Experience with a cybersecurity vendor in a senior threat intelligence role
    • Experience gaining access to and monitoring closed sources
    • Additional experience analyzing State Sponsored threat actors
    • Experience with dynamic malware analysis using a debugger and/or disassembler 
Applicants in British Columbia may email for the up-to-date salary ranges for the position.

What's Great About Sophos?
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge 
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know. 

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