Malware Research Intern

Posted on Sept. 27, 2023 by InternPlug

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  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, world-leading global threat research and intelligence, and continuous innovation, our cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints
With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world. Position Summary: Trend Micro Research is seeking a Malware Research Intern to join our industry-leading research team. Trend Micro Research supports a global customer base including leading security product vendors, software vendors, and large enterprises with a set of industry-leading technical data feeds, research products, and engineering services.

As a Malware Research Intern, you will be learning skills required for threat hunting, analysis of malware samples, and detection of malware communication. Responsibilities:
  • Perform threat hunting by monitoring security industry publications and news sources and searching into various data resources to identify new or active malware threats.
  • Reverse-engineer malware samples to identify malware communication mechanisms and analyze malware network traffic to develop Snort signatures.
  • Produce documentation describing malware behavior and detection strategies.
  • Communicate research results to customers, team members, and management.
  • Collaborate with team members to improve the analysis and response process.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient knowledge of operating systems including Windows and Linux.
  • Knowledge of reverse engineering and familiarity with debugging tools such as IDA Pro, Ghidra, etc.
  • Knowledge of various encryption and obfuscation techniques.
  • Experience of low level programming languages such as C/C++ or assembly language is a plus.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols such as HTTP/FTP/SMTP/SMB.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Snort, Wireshark, Windows Sysinternals and VMware.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, PowerShell or Bash.
Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, or related fields of study.
  • Interest in malware analysis and threat hunting.
  • A strong desire to learn, demonstrated through personal projects or self-directed learning.
  • Ability to analyze and describe complex application behaviors.
  • Great attention to details, personal QA, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient English communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Team player and self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
At Trend Micro, we embrace change, empower people, and encourage innovation in a connected world. Our diversity and multicultural workforce are key contributing factors to our success across the globe. Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Advertised until:
Oct. 27, 2023

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