Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst - eCrime

2 months agoHerndon, VA


The Amazon Web Services Threat Intel Group (ATIG) is responsible for developing actionable intelligence on large scale fraud and abuse actors leveraging AWS. We collect indicators and intelligence from a variety of internal and external sources and use that information to develop an understanding of cybercrime actors and their tools, techniques, and procedures. We then leverage that understanding to proactively identify and mitigate large scale malicious activity within AWS.

You will analyze telemetry data to identify signals indicative of large scale fraud and abuse. You will help enhance our capabilities by formulating new analytic techniques and working across teams to drive the supporting capabilities. We seek candidates with a deep understanding of current cybercrime and fraud actors and TTPs and experience performing question-driven analysis. You have a solid understanding of network and host based indicators and how to best leverage them. You are able to script and help automate recurring tasks to improve the overall effectiveness of the team. An understanding of operating systems internals will be an asset.

Key responsibilities include:
• Perform deep dive analysis of potentially malicious artifacts.
• Pursue actionable intelligence on cybercrime threats as they relate to AWS.
• Translate actor TTPs into actionable data points to reduce overall fraud and abuse activity in AWS
• Analyze large structured and unstructured data sets to identify trends and anomalies indicative of malicious activities.
• Create security techniques and automation for internal use that enable the team to operate at high speed and broad scale.
• Periodic on-call responsibilities.

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• BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or 5+ years equivalent technology experience.
• 2 years experience with tracking cybercrime and fraud groups and other high grade threats.
• 2 years experience in system, network, and/or application security.
• 2 years experience building automated tools in C, C++, Python, PowerShell, or Bash
• 2 years experience in either incident response or active tracking of cyber criminal activity
• 1 year experience with SQL or other query languages


• MS degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering
• 5+ years of experience in cybercrime and fraud research and analysis.
• Strong understanding of Windows, Linux, and or OS X internals
• Experience with malware analysis, network flow analysis and large scale data analysis.
• Experience with AWS services.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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