Director of Information Security

Santa Clara, California

 Who We Are:


Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signatureless technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security experts.

We’ve created a fantastic culture that our employees love and were recently named in the top 10 of Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” list.   We’re pretty proud of all that too.  We’re growing fast and are looking for some great people to join us. 



 Who We Need:


We are looking for a technical Director of Information Security that isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. This position will report directly to the CSO providing strategic guidance in our security program and performing technical work.



 What You'll Do:


  • Build and manage a team of security analysts/engineers
  • Define and update security policies and documentation
  • Work closely with other business units, such as IT and Legal
  • Manage security awareness programs and training
  • Define security requirements for projects and programs
  • Perform vendor reviews to determine the level of risk posed to the business by utilizing their services
  • Research and determine what security technologies are best for our environment
  • Participate in change management decisions
  • Conduct simulated phishing attacks
  • Drive compliance initiatives
  • Configure and perform log analysis and alerting
  • Lead Incident Response activities


Skills You'll Need To Have:


  • 8+ years of Information Security, Compliance, and related experience
  • 2+ years of management or supervisory experience
  • Expertise in Windows, Linux, and OSX
  • Experience in network security
  • Working knowledge of AWS and Cloud Computing platforms
  • Experience with virtualization technologies
  • Implementation and operational experience with IDS/IPS, WAF, and SIEM technologies
  • Scripting and automation experience with Python and Ruby
  • Knowledge in SOC, SOX, ISO, and PCI compliance standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security
  • CISSP, CISM, GISP or other relevant security certifications
  • A positive attitude
  • Familiarity with regex
  • Ability to travel when needed



What We Offer:


  • An opportunity to do something great for yourself and the world
  • A great work environment that supports growth and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefit packages
  • 401(k) matching program
  • Open time off policy
  • Stocked kitchen with healthy (and some unhealthy) drinks, snacks, fruit and lunch options
  • A company who enjoys having fun; holiday and summer parties, sporting events and lots of other great stuff

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Malwarebytes is an equal opportunity employer. Malwarebytes does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. It is Malwarebytes' policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.