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Security Response Analyst II



Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023

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Security Response Analyst II

BlackBerry® AI-Driven Cybersecurity protects organizations with a modern unified endpoint security solution. Our end-to-end approach to cybersecurity is deeply rooted in Cylance AI and machine learning, providing enhanced visibility and protection against current and future cyberthreats. BlackBerry already secures over 500 million endpoints. We are leading the way with a single platform for securing, managing, and optimizing how intelligent endpoints are deployed in the enterprise, enabling our customers to stay ahead of the technology curve. Our mission is “Intelligent Security. Everywhere.”

The security of BlackBerry products is not just part of our heritage; BlackBerry Secure is a passion that runs deep throughout the company. BlackBerry's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is seeking a Security Response Analyst II to join our team in securing BlackBerry's product suites to protect our customers.

In this role you will:

  • Investigate reports of potential vulnerabilities in BlackBerry products

  • Assess the impact vulnerabilities on BlackBerry products

  • Work with product teams to resolve vulnerability reports

  • Develop Proof-of-Concept (PoC) code for testing

  • Investigate the effectiveness of BlackBerry products against malware threats

  • Create rules for CylanceOPTICS to protect customers from emerging threats

Relevant skills:

  • Software development with C/C++, C#, Java

  • Knowledge of secure coding practices

  • Knowledge of common classes of vulnerabilities (ie. SQLi, XSS, overflows, etc)

  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux and/or Mac operating systems

  • Experience investigating vulnerability reports and/or reporting vulnerabilities

  • Malware analysis

  • Knowledge of Mitre ATT&CK techniques

  • Knowledge of technologies throughout the network stack (ie. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, TLS)


  • Bachelor of Science with 2+ years experience, or

  • Masters of Science, or

  • 2-4 years of relevant experience

If you're passionate about security and enjoy learning about the latest emerging threats, consider joining our highly regarded PSIRT team!


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