System Security Researcher

Posted 09 May 2020


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As a System Security Researcher at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be helping develop an internal capability to do security evaluations of our own products as well as our competitor’s product. This role will be doing pre-certification evaluations of new products to increase the likelihood that we will pass the required certifications when evaluated by official certification labs, understanding and evaluating new types of attacks and develop countermeasures to thwart those attacks. You will be staying abreast of industry developments by attending security conferences, collaborating with authorities in the academic world, and engaging with companies who have security countermeasure expertise.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Develop sophisticated, state-of-the-art attacks that integrate the latest attack methods against SSDs, embedded storage, DRAM, emerging memory, controllers, devices, etc.
Build tools to assist in project goals
Communicate complex vulnerabilities to both technical and non-technical client staff
Perform research on new attack vectors, discover new vulnerabilities, build new exploitation techniques
Work with developers and security architects to define and implement countermeasures against direct and side channel attack techniques
Participate in security-related design reviews to evaluate the robustness of Micron security implementations
Work as an authoritative liaison with Micron security architects and marketing to craft messaging and responses to externally published attacks & vulnerabilities that might affect Micron products
Look at Rowhammer attacks and mitigations at a system level with hardware attacks
Develop attacks using glitching and or side channel attacks
Help develop and improve mitigations for those attacks

Minimum Qualifications:

10 years’ experience in system penetration attacks and or mitigations
Experience with exploiting CPU side channels
Led development or played clear role in secure enclave design
Has played key role in threat assessment of Row Hammer effect and possible ways of exploitation and mitigation

About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.

Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center/Activity rooms (Boise/San Jose only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

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