Director, Threat Context




New York, NY; Reston, VA


The Customer Security & Trust (CST) team is looking for a Director, Threat Context within its Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC) to lead its team investigating foreign malign influence threats and cyber-attacks emanating from and targeting the European continent. CST is a part of Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) and leads much of Microsoft’s work to ensure that our customers are protected from the actions of advanced and persistent adversaries. Partnering with the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and the Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), this manager will guide the analysis of an interdisciplinary team of researchers seeking to protect Microsoft, its customers and democracies against a wide range of hostile actions in the information environment. Understanding the threats, motivations and the geopolitical consequences of these threats is an essential part of our approach to protecting our customers, the computing ecosystem, and Microsoft itself.


In this role, the Director, Threat Context – Europe will lead a team of analysts identifying a wide range of cyber and malign influence threats across Europe. The Director will identify essential research and analysis, direct analysts to achieve defined milestones and objectives, will integrate the Europe team with the other DTAC regional teams and will work closely with MSTIC, DCU, and other cybersecurity organizations at Microsoft in the analysis of and reporting on activities related to cyber and influence activity. This leader will have a strong understanding of the geopolitical issues, motivations and interests of criminal, extremist and hostile nation state activity on the internet. The Director will lead the production of insights and then communicate those insights in publications and briefings both internally and externally with executives, customers, and others in the security community.

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Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience managing complex teams under time and resource constraints.
  • 3+ years of technical and operational experience researching and protecting against malign influence actors, their objectives, their methods and their employment of technology to achieve their ends.
  • Experience defending democratic elections, elected officials and institutions from cyber-attacks and/or malign information campaigns.
  • 5+ years of experience working with democratic governments and agencies across Europe and North America.
  • 3+ years of experience working with and developing partnerships in the technology industry as well as strategic relationships with key threat intelligence partners in government and industry across North America and Europe.
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance with Polygraph (most recent Tier 5 investigation within the last 4 years)

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years producing actionable threat intelligence and written analysis, reports, and products.
  • Experience briefing principles at government agencies and industry, relaying findings and offering recommendations for incident response and mitigation.
  • Able to implement best practices for data handling, storage and information security.
  • Experience managing government programs to deliver on defined milestones while managing budget allocations and resource constraints.
  • Russian language skills preferable, other European languages helpful.
  • Delivers written material and presentations to senior leaders of government institutions.
  • Ability to triage information, develop reporting pipelines and craft strategic insights quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent cross-group collaborator with strong organizational skills, quickly understanding and meeting needs of customer and peer teams.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.


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