Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Mandarin Language Specialist



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Why it’s worth it:

Are you interested in producing operational and strategic intelligence products that draw on primary-source information to provide actionable insights into adversary tactics and techniques, malware, and threat campaigns in the Mandarin-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 Mandarin-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 Mandarin Chinese-language primary- and/or restricted-access intelligence to support the entire range of the team’s deliverables
  • Write timely, accurate, and relevant actionable intelligence deliverables in a variety of formats—including short, fast-turnaround updates and longer-form reports—covering threat actors, vulnerabilities, malware, and cybercriminal locations
  • Research, write, contribute to, and coordinate external-facing papers, blogs, webinars, and podcasts
  • Propose and carry out extended research projects to gather actionable intelligence on the Mandarin-language cyber threat landscape
  • Follow trends, dynamics, and developments in the Mandarin-language cyber threat landscape
  • Identify new threat actors or locations and assess their credibility, motivations, and threat level
  • Conduct investigations to support customer Requests for Intelligence (RFIs) and produce written deliverables according to agreed parameters
  • Liaise with other teams within the Threat Research umbrella to deliver primary-source intelligence to enrich internal telemetry efforts investigating credible threats
  • Support Threat Research Team Leadership in ensuring team goals are met
  • Meet deadlines and achieve expectations

Do you have what it takes?

  • Credible experience of working in cyber security and/or cyber threat intelligence
  • Professional-level Mandarin-language skills (able to read and write)
  • 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 tactical investigations into threat actor TTPs, malware, and vulnerabilities
  • 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)
  • Experience of non-standard Mandarin-language vocabulary, e.g., slang and technical jargon
  • Familiarity with Mandarin-language clear, deep, and dark web cybercriminal marketplaces and forums
  • Experience of online HUMINT operations and/or social engineering techniques
  • 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)
  • 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