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Deep Dark Web Researcher



Savannah, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
ZeroFox seeks a Deep and Dark Web (DDW) Threat Researcher to perform detailed threat research in deep and dark web environments in response to standing customer requirements and ad hoc requests. Serving within the ZeroFox Public Sector Services (PSS) department, this senior role will support Deep Dark Web environments with operational security (OPSEC) best practices being deployed.

Role and responsibilities

  • Access the DDW environment safely and with operational security (OPSEC) best practices to solve customers’ cybersecurity challenges
  • Attend cyber intelligence-related courses (military, college, or private)
  • Conduct research in DDW environments, including the identification and analysis of threat actors / threat actor groups that shift between multiple venues
  • Identify threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), goals, targets, and motives
  • Ascertain underground criminal language / terminology
  • Craft findings into finished intelligence on a spectrum of modes/formats
  • Learn how to leverage patented internal intelligence tools within ZeroFox to gather, assess, and present intelligence
  • Identify and track key aspects of threat actors/associated networks and groups
  • Perform detailed threat research in DDW environments in response to standing customer requirements and ad hoc requests

Required qualifications and skills

  • Experience in conducting detailed investigative research, some of which included significant DDW research, typically obtained in 5+ years
  • Cyber intelligence-related courses (military, college, or private)
  • Ability to assess veracity of raw intelligence information from multiple, conflicting sources
  • Strong ability to coalesce and articulate findings in any number of finished intelligence formats to include but not limited to: written long-form finished intelligence reports, briefings (including verbal communication skills to present findings), short or informal reports, and other modes of presenting intelligence verbally
  • Knowledge of / experience with tools required to access the DDW, ie VPN, VM, etc.
  • Experience conducting open source investigations, including using novel search techniques
  • Proficiency using Google’s suite of office tools
  • Strong background in research, writing, and analytical tradecraft
  • Comfort working in a small team environment and with flexibility to engage in multiple processes

Desired qualifications and skills

  • Language (Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi) highly preferred
  • Experience working with US government organizations
  • Experience with blockchain technology and ability to research threat actors’ use of cryptocurrency
  • Experience with common cyber threat intelligence tools, such as VirusTotal, indicator of compromise (IOC) research, internet infrastructure analysis
  • Familiarity with common cyber crime techniques
  • High degree of comfort operating on a small team with diverse personalities
  • Leadership experience or consulting experience
  • Previous Intelligence experience highly preferred


  • Competitive compensation
  • Community-driven culture with employee events
  • Generous time off
  • Comprehensive health benefits & 401(k) plan
  • Respectful and nourishing work environment, where every opinion is heard and everyone is encouraged to be an active part of the organizational culture


  • Ready to apply? Visit us at https://www.zerofox.com/careers to find out more and join the best team in the security industry.
  • Not ready to apply? Email careers_at_zerofox_dot_com to speak with a member of the team!

Other Information

  • This position will report to the Lead, Principal Analyst
  • This position may entail up to 5-10 % travel
  • This role will be based out of our office in Savannah, GA (hybrid)
  • This role requires occasional work on nights and weekends as needed.
ZeroFox’s mission is clear: we protect customers - their data, their assets and their people - across the internet. Through AI-powered technology, global intelligence collection and services provided by a team of expert analysts and threat hunters, we give customers the protection and intelligence needed to disrupt a new era of attacks on the surface, deep and dark web. Now is a great time to join the Fox Den: with $150M+ in funding to date, recognition from Forrester as best-in-class in brand intelligence and numerous awards and honors, joining the ZeroFox team means joining a culture that is committed to excellence and growth. That means committing to the success of each of our employees so you can be the best version of yourself on the best team. If you’re ready to join a team that is mission-oriented, customer-focused, collaborative and dedicated, you’ve come to the right place.
Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion
We aim to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We embrace inclusion and ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other personal characteristic.