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Consultant - Cybersecurity Technical Writer

Do you have a passion for helping Microsoft’s clients defend themselves against targeted exploitation? Are you interested in being intimately involved in the latest, cutting edge developments in the security industry and having a direct impact on the security of all Microsoft customers? Do you want to be on the front lines of helping our customers go toe-to-toe against advanced adversaries? Are you interested in a fast-paced job full of new opportunities? If so, you might be a candidate for the Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART). The team is looking for a strong and versatile security analyst/technical writer to work with our incident responders to plan and write articles, blogs, whitepapers, presentations. about the latest cybersecurity incidents, threats, trends, and techniques. Ideal candidates possess some of the following skills:


This role will work as part of a collaborative team assisting our top customers with:

+ Work closely with our incident responders to understand attacks and the latest trends in cybersecurity incident and provide guidance to our customers.

+ Use incident responders notes and information to write articles; You will be familiar with the correct phrases and guidance to inform and reassure our customers.

+ Work in an agile environment with Microsoft Detection and Response Team members around the world

+ Whether a targeted phishing campaign, or ransomware outbreak or supply chain attack, this role will support the content needs of our Incident Response team, providing in depth information about the attack, how it works, and remediation steps. This will include an in-depth review of the kill chain, specific MITRE framework, and visuals to help our customers understand the attack in depth.

+ Create blogs, case studies, editorial, and communications strategy to amplify content and incident response learnings and guidance. Here are good example of the type and depth of blogs and articles this role will be creating:

+ Work with proprietary tools to publish articles to the Microsoft 365 Security Center


+ 2+ years of experience creating technical documentation and security content for enterprise, IT, or similar audience.

+ 2+ years working with incident responders, security researchers or security analysts.

+ In-depth understanding of cybersecurity, incident response, malware, adversary tactics and techniques, and telemetry data analysis.

+ Proven technical expertise and confidence that helps you to ramp up on new projects quickly

+ Excellent written and verbal communication

+ Independent and creative problem-solving

+ BA/BS degree in English, Journalism, Technical Communications, Computer Science, or related field preferred.

If you are looking for a role that will allow you to use your knowledge and passion to strengthen the security posture of customers, you will have a bright future within our Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Detection and Response Team (DART).


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Consultant - Cybersecurity Technical Writer

Full time
Cambridge, MA

Published on 04/13/2021

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