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Proofpoint Threat Research Part Intern - Undergrad in Sunnyvale, California

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The Role

Proofpoint's is seeking an adventurous soul who is inquisitive and excited by cyber security to join our Threat Research team. Proofpoint's Threat Research team focuses on detecting and contextualizing some of the most formidable threat actors in the world.

As a Threat Research Apprentice you will support the team by assisting with exploratory work in threat data integration in relation to the cyber threats we observe and those reported by the community. You will work closely with and support threat researchers covering multiple different threats including malware, credential harvesting, and email fraud.

Job Requirements

  • Great attitude and a desire to learn.

  • Competency with Python3 (Calling REST APIs, Persisting Data, etc.)

  • Time management and communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate is one who will reach out to teammates with questions and feedback to overcome and/or improve potential challenges.

  • Preferably the candidate will be pursuing a degree (or coursework) in a technology-focused field.

  • Enthusiastic about cyber security with an interest in knowledge sharing, teaching, and learning.

  • A successful Threat Research Apprentice will have a keen interest and may even be particularly enthusiastic about collaborating with other teams, colleagues, and customers.

  • Experience with working in a team setting where much time is spent collaborating with colleagues and contributing to projects, initiatives, and tasks.

Candidate Profile

You have the ability and interest in working part time (a maximum of 30 hours/week) in our Sunnyvale, CA office or remotely until it is safe to work in office. You are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree, and are successfully maintaining an above average GPA preferable 3.0 or higher. This internship is scheduled to start immediately and scheduled to run through the end of August 2022.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!