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Security Intelligence Researcher - Phishing & Content Delivery at Lookout
Remote / Canada
Lookout is a cybersecurity company that makes it possible for individuals and enterprises to be both mobile and secure. With 150 million mobile sensors fueling a dataset of virtually all the mobile code in the world, the Lookout Security Cloud can identify connections that would otherwise go unseen -- predicting and stopping mobile attacks before they do harm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.lookout.com.
With a massive mobile security dataset and over 100 granted patents, Lookout’s security platform, the Lookout Security Cloud, supports a wide range of Lookout products and services and forms the backbone of Lookout’s value and competitive advantages in the mobile security market. 
 
We are looking for an Entry Level Security Researcher to join our Phishing and Content Protection (PCP) team, a group of engineers and researchers dedicated to protecting Lookout users from phishing and other web-based threats.  The PCP team leverages tools driven by state-of-the-art machine-learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify threats, track malicious actors, and derive intelligence on tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).  This big-data approach allows us to process and analyze millions of new data points every day adding to our extensive and growing corpus of phishing data and supporting the creation of new coverage to shield users and their mobile devices from malicious actors.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Research malicious actors, their methods and targets.
  • Stop content-based attacks against Lookout users by creating detection logic.
Qualifications & skills:
  • Curious and motivated to learn and grow
  • Collaborative attitude and interest in research
  • Ability to read and make sense of common web technologies and languages such as HTML, JavaScript, PHP etc.  
  • Basic proficiency in at least one scripting language (e.g. Python) to understand and contribute to research tools and ad-hoc scripts.
  • Knowledge of the Domain Name Service (DNS) and whois system and understanding of Web protocols.
  • Previous experience in ML / AI or data science is an asset.
Tools and languages:
  • DNS
  • Whois
  • HTML
  • Python
What will you learn in the first year:
 
In this role you will learn about mobile threats from identification to detection. You will learn to use tools that help identify threat actors and their infrastructures. In addition, you will be able to leverage big data platforms to uncover new threats.