Security Researcher - Database Activity Monitoring

  • Category: Research & Development
  • Team: Security Information Services
  • Location: Warszawa, Poland


Position at Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and cybersecurity education, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit

SpiderLabs is the advanced security team responsible for application security, incident response, penetration testing, physical security and security research for Trustwave's clients. In addition, SpiderLabs performs 3rd party security reviews and intelligence for Trustwave's products and provides and security thought leadership to the entire organization. SpiderLabs has responded to hundreds of security incidents, performed thousands of penetration tests and security tested hundreds of business applications for some of the largest organizations in the world. Members of SpiderLabs are frequently asked to speak at security conferences around the world. SpiderLabs has research facilities in Chicago, Warsaw, Waterloo (CA), Israel, Sydney and Auckland.

Security Researcher – Database Activity Monitoring

The Security Researcher will be a key team member of the database security research team whose focus will be tracking and researching new trends in the database security field. This position will conduct security research on database applications, analyze and evaluate new threats and develop defensive protections. This role will also be responsible for managing and improving the meta-data that is used to describe security controls and enhancing it with additional capabilities.  The Security Researcher brings a wealth of experience in database security and vulnerability research.  Using this experience a successful candidate will join the SpiderLabs DST team and extend the security research and detection capabilities of activity monitoring technologies that support Trustwave's database activity monitoring applications.


          Write rules and knowledgebase articles for our database activity monitoring product

          Work with engineering on defining new features and improving existing features of our existing database activity monitoring engine

          Work with vendors and analyze vendor patches for vulnerability fixes and create proof-of-concepts

          Participate in peer code reviews

          Research database security issues


          Expertise in the software security field

          Experience in vulnerabilities research

          Experience writing vulnerability detection and software configuration signatures

          Experience with Regular Expressions

          Database skills: SQL and administration skills for at least one major database e.g. Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, PostgreSQL or MySQL.

          Ability to work under tight deadlines with creativity

          Self-motivated, independent and able to quickly assess and understand complex systems

          Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills

          Preferred to be located either within the Warsaw (PL), or Waterloo (CA) areas, though we will consider strong remote candidates

Additional Plus Competencies:

          Advanced Linux/UNIX knowledge

          Familiarity with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure

          Programming skills in languages like: Python, C, C#

          Familiarity with compliance regulations and standard frameworks like DISA-STIG, CIS, etc.

          Experience with vulnerability discovery and disclosure, as well as proof-of-concept exploit development

          Experience with reverse engineering and assembly language

          Experience with source code management tools such as Git.

          Experience and/or willingness to present at security conferences like DEFCON, BlackHat, etc.

          Experience and/or willingness to write technical blog posts (See


We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit

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