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Web Threat Researcher

F-Secure makes every digital moment more secure, for everyone. We deliver brilliantly simple, frictionless security experiences that make life easier for the tens of millions of people we protect directly and through our 170 service provider partners. Our vision for cyber security is intensely human-focused and consumer driven. We believe the future of cyber security is not just great protection technology, but also the ability to bring it to the consumer in a spirit of simplicity and usability – providing a brilliantly simple security experience.

Today, we are at a unique turning point in our history. From a pioneering cyber security company, we are now founding a dynamic, consumer focused, partner driven company: highly profitable with a strong, global market presence and growth focus.

Would you like to apply your tech skills into something meaningful and be a part of the team that protects people against the latest cyber security threats? There is no security without “u” and therefore we are welcoming you to join our Threat Protection Engineering team to sharpen your skills in creating effective threat detection rules for our products. Our team provides effective and seamless threat protection through threat research outcomes, ensuring our products and the internet is a safe place for our tens of millions of customers around the world. In our team every day is exciting and full of technical challenges that inspire us to learn and develop together as a team.

As our Web Threat Researcher you will be tasked to understand how web threats affect digital moments of our users and participate in improving and maintaining reputation-based operations for web threats behind our various endpoint of our products.

While not a core focus of this role, our team also handles vulnerability reports to operations items such as reverse engineering, locating, classifying, analyzing, and detecting threats. We also work on project-based items such as building new protection capabilities for new product lines and performing detection ramp-ups or false positive ramp-downs for various products. These are potential areas for your career growth, all within the same team.

You will join a team of 13 threat protection professionals with some working at Kuala Lumpur. This role is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but you can choose to work in a hybrid mode as well (provided you are already residing within Malaysia).

Key Responsibilities

  • Web threat hunting and identification. Outcome of this would be used to create detections for different web threats using various protection technologies.
  • Work with rule-based systems or create clustering mechanisms that help automatically classify all types of web threats. This may involve working closely with our AI and ML experts to help design these mechanism or machine learning models.
  • Perform in-depth network/web traffic analysis or web debugging on individual URL when necessary to understand its behavior.
  • Produce actionable web threat intelligence report to increase protection level generically.
  • Collaborate with our product R&D and Security Research teams to design and lead the implementation of innovative detection technologies to strengthen our tech stack.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in analyzing and debugging web threats from various sources using various tools.
  • Academic background in technology field and experience in e.g., ethical hacking, network/web traffic analysis, web debugging or similar.
  • Knowledge on network-based threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Coding skills in Python, Yara or Java, and hunger to learn new programming languages.
  • English language skills as our organization language is English.
  • You enjoy working in a team and sharing knowledge and best practices with your colleagues. You consider yourself a curious person, who enjoys learning new things.
  • A team player with the ability of coaching and training juniors in the team.

What will you get from us

  • You will work together with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, and within F-Secure you will find some of the best minds in the cyber security industry.
  • We actively encourage our Fellows to grow and develop within F-Secure, and in your career here you can find yourself contributing to any number of our other products and teams. You decide what to make of this role, what your priorities are, and how you organize your work for the best benefit to us all.
  • We offer interesting challenges and a competitive compensation model with wide range of benefits. You get a chance to develop yourself professionally in an international and highly motivated team serving our customers in providing world class security, privacy and uncensored access to information online.
  • You get to work in a flexible, agile, and dynamic working environment that supports individual needs. Giving our people both support and the opportunity to be in charge of their own work is something that is in our DNA.
  • We are in a unique phase in our 30-year history and with curiosity and excitement in the air we see no limits for building a strong and fruitful career with us!

Our benefits include extensive health care, remote working, company supported sport activities, lunch vouchers, regular massages and sauna at the premises and many more things to keep our best asset – people - happy!

A security background check will possibly be conducted for the selected candidate in accordance with Finnish Security Clearance act 726/2015.

Work with great people

Waliyah Sahqani
UX & Service Designer
"The best part of my job is that I get to create products that protect people, keeping them safe in a constantly changing world."
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At F-Secure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Amit Tambe
Threat Researcher
"Fantastic colleagues, a respecting environment, and a chance to contribute tangibly to make the world a better place. No Monday blues at F-Secure!"
William Jardine
Managing Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 350 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.

Diversity & Inclusion:

F-Secure is an equal opportunity employer and believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or physical or mental disability. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you!


1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

2022F-Secure separated its consumer and enterprise business areas through a de-merger. From a pioneering cyber security company, we are now founding a dynamic, consumer focused, partner driven company: highly profitable with a strong, global market presence and growth focus.

Milla Saari | Contact Person

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