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What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Threat Response Advisory Center (VTRAC) Intelligence Team requires a Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Investigative Research Consultant (Dark web Hunter) to support the Dark Web Hunting as a Service, Verizon Threat Intel Platform service (VTIPS), the Rapid Response Retainer (RRR), and other Verizon elements requiring intelligence support. Conducts daily interactions with the 24x7x365 Dark Web Threat Hunting team members regarding many commercial and government customer interactions and deliverables. Interacts with other teams within PS and is the point of contact for all assigned customer intelligence inquiries and queries daily. Also may conduct, manage, train, and oversee the onboarding requirements of new and current personnel to ensure all deliverables align to and meet the Team's Standard Operating Procedures, contracted Statement Of Work , scoping, and customer’s intelligence requirements. Must assist when required with the daily interworking of the 24x7x365 Intel team, VTIPS 8x5 on-customer-site FTEs, intelligence delivery for global customer delivery and all workflows, processes and procedures. Also may provide threat intelligence to all external Professional Services global offices and employees. Internal and external customers requiring early warning of adversarial attempts to degrade and disrupt their business operations.

In order to proactively detect and identify such activity or investigate on-going attacks from foreign adversaries and cyber criminals, VTRAC requires a Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Investigative Research Consultant (Dark web Hunter) that can not only conduct in-depth and investigative research, identification, and detection of adversarial attempts to degrade and disrupt their landscape, supply chains, physical infrastructure, personnel, and ecosystem, but assist with the operational needs of the team.

Experience with daily tracking of customer (internal and external) intelligence requirements, tasking, collection, processing, and weekly reporting of critical cyber intelligence information. Experience providing and delivering Intelligence products and Analytical Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC). Experience on a team delivering cyber intelligence analysis and products, and when required, provide routine and consistent up to date guidance and assistance to customers. Extreme attention to detail is required and daily at times daily interaction with multiple internal global Verizon GSS, MSS, PS, and other internal teams to ensure consistency in scoping intelligence support.

Additionally, experience providing feedback to all customers, as well as, working with Global customers at times daily to ensure feedback is provided consistently to customer and the VTRAC Team meeting the full cycle of intelligence. Providing weekly status and statistical updates to collection manager as required. Experience acquiring, gathering, and publishing analytical reports. Experience providing Collections Management with a full understanding of the Intelligence cycle and provide the appropriate level of visibility to VTRAC intelligence, network forensics, and lab analysts for research, collection, and analytical guidance and citation in reports on a weekly basis. Experience responding to requests for information or assistance. Experience delivering customer requests within contractually allotted time with operational and/or analytical support.

Lastly, in order to identify and detect such activity, VTRAC requires a Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Investigative Research Consultant who is familiar with physical and cyber tradecraft methodology and Tactics, Technics and Procedures (TTP) knowledge of foreign intelligence services, state-sponsors of terrorism, U.S. and international criminal organizations, and hacktivists. VTRAC-Intel requires its Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Investigative Research Consultant to immediately start providing and producing Surface, Deep, and Dark Web Investigative Research Consultant reports for team members and customers.

  • Supports the customer’s physical and cyber-environment risk management programs, network security programs, insider threat programs, human resource programs, foreign travel programs, critical infrastructure and supply chain programs, etc.
  • Elevates the protection of internal and external customer infrastructure, business operations, employees, consumers, and the reputation of the Customer’s brand.
  • Facilitates the detection, identification and monitoring of terrorism, criminal, and foreign intelligence tradecraft activities targeting customer environments.
  • Immediate 24/7 (requires availability during nights, weekends, and holidays) response to Customer requests for research and/or analysis.
  • Trains on investigative and/or intelligence research and analysis techniques.
  • Independently and professionally consults with customers one-on-one to help guide cyber security efforts within the customer’s risk management, risk mitigation, and security programs, nights, weekends, and holidays when required.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Relevant work experience in the cyber intelligence field.

Even better if you have:

  • Master's degree.
  • Eight or more years of work experience in cyber threat intelligence.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Incident Handler certification, (GCIH), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence Certification (GCTI) or GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN).
  • Knowledge, experience, or certifications in conducting Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Surface, Deep and Dark web hunting methodologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.