InfoSec News Signal Boost – March 27, 2020

InfoSec News Signal Boost

By William Knowles @c4i
Senior Editor
InfoSec News
March 27, 2020

As we try to get used to the new normal, InfoSec News understands many cyber and information security professionals (including myself) are looking for their new security forever homes. As I find these calls for security professionals, I’m hopeful this might be the catalyst for breaking what has been broken forever. Hiring experienced professionals and competent security-aware people that can be trained to be that unicorn that many HR departments have been looking for.


The popular Infosec R&D company Grimm (, famous for only
taking on “difficult projects” is still hiring at a time when many of their
competitors are going out of business. The lack of competitors also means tons
of work coming in, so job security is solid. If you were laid off and have a
heavy Security Engineering (& DevSecOps) Exploit Dev and/or AppSec background
and want to work with some of the objectively smartest people in Infosec, check
out their job postings here, and note the
“General Resume Submission” link at the bottom if you want to be considered for


Research Analyst, Cyber Policy Initiative

Cyber Policy Initiative

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is seeking a Research Analyst to
work with scholars in our Washington DC-based Cyber Policy Initiative. Founded
in 1910, Carnegie is a top-ranked policy think tank with a unique global network
research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the
United States. The Cyber Policy Initiative is part of Carnegie’s Technology and
International Affairs program, which also focuses on artificial intelligence and

The Research Analyst will primarily help build a project exploring how to
leverage market incentives to improve cyber risk management. For example, it
researches and promotes ways in which commercial insurers, major asset-holding
corporations, and credit-rating agencies, can set de facto standards that
promote cybersecurity more quickly, flexibly, and internationally than
governmental regulatory processes often do.

The Research Analyst will work closely with scholars to develop and execute
original research and writing projects such as policy briefs and longer research
reports and build partnerships within the private sector. Additional activities
include: Engaging with policymakers in the U.S. Congress and administration;
preparing and delivering briefings; attending and reporting back on relevant
events in the policy community; contributing to other areas of the Initiative’s
work on cyber policy and strategy; and occasional administrative support, such
as organizing public and private events.

The ideal candidate will have deep interest in technology policy, a willingness
to dive into new research topics, and possess the ability to perform within a
challenging program environment. Up to two years of relevant post-graduate
experience is a plus, but not required. Strong writing and research skills are

Located in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, we offer an outstanding benefits
package. When applying, please include your resume/C.V. and cover letter. Please
apply via the Carnegie Endowment website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected


Principal Technician (Cyber Security)-200286

Primary Location Belgium-Mons
NATO Body NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
Schedule Full-time
Salary (Pay Basis) : 4,449.34Euro (EUR) Monthly
Grade B.5


NATO offers you more than a job. It gives you a mission: building peace and
security for one billion people in Europe and North America. The NATO
Communications & Information Agency is leading NATO’s Digital Endeavour.

We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate
and work together in smarter ways. Our work is challenging and meaningful, and
you will develop and apply your expertise as part of a dynamic international
team of civilian and military professionals.

What do we offer?

Genuinely meaningful work as part of the most successful alliance in history

3 year contract with competitive tax-free salary and household and children’s

Privileges for expatriate staff including expatriation and education allowances
(where appropriate) and additional home leave

Excellent private health insurance scheme

Generous annual leave of 30 days plus official holidays

Retirement Pension Plan

About the job

Based in Mons, Belgium you will join the Agency as we embark on a journey to
transform our IT services to support NATO’s Digital Endeavour. You will be
responsible for production and management of Security Hardening, Configuration
and Installation guidelines; providing security expert assistance and support in
analysis of security incidents and resolution; reviewing documents to be
published on NCSC Portals, or provided to NCSC customers, as part of projects

For a full list of duties, please review the job description. Here.

About you

We’re looking for a talented and knowledgeable Principal Technician (Cyber
Security) professional with ideally a higher vocational training in a relevant
discipline with 3 years post-related experience; or, a secondary educational
qualification with 5 years post-related experience A different qualification
coupled with particularly relevant experience may also be considered.

Knowledge of English, both written and spoken, is essential.

27 March 2020