ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Internews is seeking a full time Digital Security Threat Analyst to serve in a key position on a Global Technology project that will strengthen the resilience of human rights organizations and journalists to attacks by building local threat analysis and response capacity. The Digital Security Threat Analyst will play a crucial role in upskilling five Threat Labs on advanced threat research and analysis topics by providing advice, support, and trainings in addition to conducting advanced digital forensics. "Threat Labs" are local organizations with the technical capacity and appropriate tools to analyze suspicious phishing and malware samples and then share information back to the community regarding attack trends, emerging threats, and countermeasures. The Digital Security Threat Analyst will also serve as the primary point of contact for Internews engagements with private sector cybersecurity firms who provide pro bono assistance to our civil society project partners and will support relationship-building between Threat Lab partner organizations and private sector cybersecurity firms.
All candidates must have existing knowledge of methodologies and techniques for conducting significant threat research, both indirectly leveraging tools like VirusTotal as well as direct reversing or investigation of files. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency across several key areas: digital security training, collaboration with multiple partners, assessment of operational security approaches to follow for cybersecurity work, ability to craft IOCs for sharing and work with partners to craft the same, conversant in cybersecurity practices and formal frameworks (e.g. MITRE, CISecurity, CVE tracking, Indicators of Compromise, YARA, threat hunting, etc.), and understanding of or willingness to learn practical ways that low-resource organizations can improve their security. The ideal candidate will be familiar with MISP or comparable platforms, have extensive experience with digital security training or cybersecurity operations, and demonstrate mastery of threat analysis and forensics.
In addition, the successful candidate will be able to explain complex technical subjects clearly and kindly to non-technical audiences, while maintaining and building excellent relationships with both civil society and cybersecurity partners.
This position is part of Internews' Global Technology team. We are a ~40 person, multilingual, multi-cultural team distributed across 11 countries. Our programs and initiatives:
You can learn more about the Global Technology Program at Internews here:https://internews.org/areas-of-expertise/global-tech/
This job is designed to be remote-first and will work with colleagues and partners around the globe, although candidates seeking an office-based position should feel free to express that desire. You should apply with the understanding that work hours will need to be coordinated to align in part with those of colleagues in the UTC +2 and UTC -5 time zones. This position will involve international travel (once it is safe to do so), including multiple trips to convenings of project partners and Internet Freedom and technology conferences.
Wherever possible, we try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate's location and where the role is hired. Additionally, there are some locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work. You must have independent work authorization in your location.
OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING
We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.
DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:
Direct Support for Threat Labs
Community Representation & Engagement
Reporting and Monitoring & Evaluation Efforts
QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.
This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our About Working for Internews page.
Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.