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Principal: Cyber Strategy and Research

Company: VeriSign
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce.

Verisign is looking for a Principal of Cyber Strategy and Research to provide strategic direction and thought leadership on technology initiatives including threat intelligence, continuous monitoring, and incident response. The role will include support of DNS abuse prevention and mitigation initiatives across Verisign, as well as engaging with external parties to proactively research and report on industry, technology, and security trends. Candidates should have experience with threat intelligence; penetration testing; DNS and/or internet routing and infrastructure; data analytics; creating and maintaining programs and partnerships to advance cybersecurity. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and share our vision of enabling the world to connect online with reliability and confidence, anytime, anywhere.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead and work with internal cross-functional teams, as well as create and maintain external partnerships, collaborations, and alliances to advance the organization's objectives. * Experience with managing a threat intelligence program including analysis, metrics, and maturity * Experience with red teaming, threat hunting, and adversary simulations * Develop and execute strategies, and build partnerships and alliances, that help prevent and / or mitigate DNS abuse and improve the safety and security of the global DNS. * Manage special enforcement and mitigation, including initiatives to achieve high volume and sustainable abuse mitigation objectives. * Use data-driven methods to identify, analyze and engage in DNS security-related initiatives * Oversee the design and delivery of reports and insights that analyze operational metrics and ensure accuracy of data and reports. * Serve as subject matter expert for Verisign's security and infrastructure programs, to include public presentations, briefing papers, and communications collateral, as well as government and law enforcement engagement.


* 15 years of technical experience in DNS systems, internet infrastructure, Information Security, and/or Cryptography * 7 +years of experience engaging or participating in industry forums or groups * Experience fostering relationships and knowledge of law enforcement community globally * Experience using data to identify, analyze and engage in DNS and other security-related initiatives, and coordination of data gathering and research initiatives * Experience with the domain name registration pipeline, including related security requirements and protocols, and domain name acquisition, usage and protection * Experience analyzing and communicating context and relevance to large amounts of research data * Excellent interpersonal skills; highly collaborative with confirmed ability in business partnering and influencing executives, internal customers and management of third-party vendors. * Ability to be nimble through constant change and unexpected challenges * Self-starter and results-oriented, able to work under minimal mentorship

Verisign is an equal opportunity employer. That means we recruit, hire, compensate, train, promote, transfer, and administer all terms and conditions of employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories under applicable law.

Additionally, Verisign is committed to helping our diverse workforce manage a healthy work-life balance through all stages of their life and career. We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment with highly competitive benefits and robust learning programs. For more information, click on the links below.

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Staffing agency policy: No fees will be paid for unsolicited resumes submitted to Verisign or our employees by third parties.

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