Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst- Russian Cybercrime



London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Why it’s worth it:

Are you interested in supporting the production of tactical and strategic intelligence products that draw on primary-source information to provide insights into adversary tactics and techniques, malware, and threat campaigns in the Russian-language cybersphere? Joining ReliaQuest’s Cyber Threat Intelligence team, you will be an integral part of intelligence operations. This is a great opportunity to put your Russian-language skills to use while conducting cutting-edge threat research, seeking and interpreting restricted intelligence, and delivering intelligence products to a varied audience. If you have a keen interest in broadening your skills, knowledge, and experience within an intelligence environment, this role might be for you.

The everyday hustle:

· Conduct investigations on the clear, deep, and dark web, identifying Russian-language primary- and/or restricted-access intelligence to support the entire range of the team’s deliverables

· Follow trends, dynamics, and developments in the Russian-language cyber threat landscape

· Identify new threat actors or locations and assess their credibility, motivations, and threat level

· Write timely, accurate, and relevant customer-facing intelligence deliverables in a variety of formats—including short, fast-turnaround updates and longer-form reports—covering threat actors, vulnerabilities, malware, and cybercriminal locations

· Conduct investigations to support customer Requests for Intelligence (RFIs) and produce written deliverables according to agreed parameters

· Research, write, contribute to, and coordinate external-facing papers, blogs, webinars, and podcasts

· Liaise with other teams within Threat Research umbrella to deliver primary-source intelligence to enrich internal telemetry efforts investigating credible threats

· Propose and carry out extended research projects to gather actionable intelligence on the Russian-language cyber threat landscape

· Support Threat Research Team Leadership in ensuring team goals are met

· Meet deadlines and achieve expectations

Do you have what it takes?

· Professional-level Russian-language skills

· Existing knowledge of or deep interest in cyber security

· Experience working in online intelligence investigations and analysis, including good OSINT skills

· Demonstrates a sense of urgency, understands customer needs (internal and external), and is solution-focused

· Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated writing ability

· Understands channels of communication, delivery of information, tone, and attitude in messaging; has an awareness of cultural differences, inclusiveness, and communication barriers

· Can adapt to a fast-moving environment to deliver high-quality intelligence content in a short timeframe

· Comfortable working in cross-functional intelligence teams across different time zones

· A relevant university degree (e.g., Languages, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, International Relations, Political Science), equivalent education, or appropriate professional experience

What makes you uncommon?

· Experience of non-standard Russian vocabulary, e.g., slang and technical jargon

· Familiarity with Russian-language open, deep, and dark web cybercriminal marketplaces and forums

· Experience of online HUMINT operations and/or social engineering techniques

· Experience of tactical investigations into threat actor TTPs, malware, and vulnerabilities

· A comfortable public speaker, confident to share ideas and insights both internally and externally

· Awareness of a wide variety of security technologies (e.g., SIEM, EDR)

· Good understanding of the cyber threat landscape, including threat actor attack methodologies, security postures, and appropriate analytical frameworks (including Cyber Kill Chain, Diamond Model, MITRE ATT&CK)

· Technical understanding/skills, particularly of cyber security offensive and defensive practices

· Knowledge of cyber threat actors and adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

· Familiarity with structured analytic techniques for intelligence analysis