Top 30 Vulnerability Researcher Interview Questions and Answers for 2019

Vulnerability researchers are key players on many information security teams and these positions are becoming more in demand. Of course, to get this position you have to make it through a potentially grueling job interview process. This article will detail the top 30 vulnerability researcher interview questions and answers for 2019.

While there are potentially thousands of questions an interviewer could ask at a vulnerability researcher interview, these are the questions you are most likely to see. These questions will be divided into three levels of increasing difficulty: entry level, mid-level and advanced.

It is understandable to be nervous before your interview, but don’t worry. By reviewing the questions below and how to answer them, you will be in a better position to get hired for this integral position.

Level 1 — Entry-Level

1. What is a vulnerability?

As basic as this question may sound, a thousand-mile journey starts with one step. A vulnerability is defined as a weakness or a gap in a security system.

2. What is a firewall?

Firewalls are a common interview topic question in most information security interviews, including vulnerability researcher interviews. The key here is to avoid any unnecessary tangents. A firewall is a device on a network that either allows or blocks traffic based on a set of defined rules. Short and sweet wins the day here.

3. How strong are your verbal communication skills?

Verbal communication skills are very important for a vulnerability researcher. You will be communicating with management, other members of the information security team and possibly even end users in an organization. With this said, let the interviewer know that you aware of this and that your verbal communication skills are above average.

4. Speaking of communication skills, how are your writing skills?

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