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Vice President of Global Research , Columbia

Vice President of Global Research

Columbia Gateway Drive | Columbia | Maryland | United States | 21046

Your Role:

Tenable Network Security is seeking to hire a Vice President of Global Research. In this role, you will be tasked with continuing to build, manage and direct the world’s largest dedicated Vulnerability Research team focused on helping customers measure their ‘Cyber Exposure’ and prioritize remediation to achieve an optimal, proactive security posture.  We are constantly releasing new and updated content to our Products, and publishing vulnerability and threat intelligence to the Tenable Vulnerability Database.

The Vice President of Global Research is an experienced, enthusiastic, hands-on strategic leader who can promote our industry best security products and supporting Research that we bring to customers of all sizes and in many global locations. You will oversee areas such as; Asset Detection, Data Science, Language Tools and Libraries, Vulnerability Automation and WAS Content.  This position will report to the Tenable Chief of Technology and Co-Founder, Renaud Deraison.


Your Opportunity:

  • Provide overall leadership and strategic input and drive all aspects of Tenable Research intelligence.
  • Oversee the development detection for all customer-relevant vulnerabilities across a wide variety of Business and Enterprise hardware and software platforms, released as Nessus Plugins and WAS Product content.
  • Drive activity on intelligence on emerging threats exploiting vulnerabilities in the wild, discovery of new, undisclosed vulnerabilities and publications to drive customer awareness and security best practices.
  • Ultimate responsibility for audit checks to measure adherence to and compliance with key regulatory standards (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, CIS and DISA STIG benchmarks).
  • Own Data Science analysis and modeling trained to help customers measure their unique Cyber Exposure risks and benchmark their security practices against like-peers in context of local assets and extended network topography.
  • Lead an organization of 80+ technical professionals; attract and develop talent; create and foster a positive environment for the international team.
  • Provide mentoring for senior leaders focusing not only on business results but people development
  • Work cross-functionally to deliver research to the market; includes working with dependent teams and those downstream focused on publication and positioning.
  • Represent Tenable at key technical events and conferences and is viewed as authority in the space bolstering Tenable’s reputation as a thought leader.
  • Define the intelligence and publication strategy for Tenable.
  • Collaborate closely with other research teams, program management and other parts of the Tenable Product organization.


What you'll need:

  • At least twenty years of experience leading research teams
  • Ten years’ experience in security research especially related to threats and vulnerabilities
  • Experience managing large scale teams
  • Strong senior leadership and team building skills and experience
  • Reverse engineering experience
  • Ability to have CxO level discussions; strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with internal organizations


If you’ve reached this point in the job description and feel you’re still not sure if you should apply…Just do it! We know there are no perfect applicants. You may not have 100% of all those bullets listed above - and that’s okay. If you’re feeling like you’re not going to fit in with our teams - that’s not ok. We're One Tenable which means however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we encourage you to submit an application if it’s a role you can be passionate about doing every day  


We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels.


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