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Palo Alto Networks

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

We’re changing the nature of work. Palo Alto Networks is evolving to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

The Senior Consultant on the Offensive Security team is focused on assessing and challenging the security posture across a comprehensive portfolio of clients. The individual will utilize a variety of tools developed and act as a key team member in client engagements. They will be the client’s advocate for cybersecurity best practices and will provide strong recommendations in this domain.

Your Impact

Conducts periodic scans of networks to find and detect vulnerabilities

Performs client penetration testing to find any vulnerabilities or weaknesses that might be exploited by a malicious party, using open-source, custom, and commercial testing tools – Red Team experience highly valued

Ability to assist in scoping engagements by clearly articulating various penetration approaches and methodologies to audiences ranging from highly technical to executive personnel

Report generation that clearly communicates testing and assessment details, results, and remediation recommendations to clients

Develop scripts, tools, and methodologies to automate and streamline internal processes and engagements

Conducts IT application testing, cybersecurity tool and systems analysis, system and network administration, and systems engineering support for the sustainment of information technology systems (mobile application testing, penetration testing, application, security, and hardware testing)

Conduct threat hunting and/or compromise assessment engagements to identify active or dormant indicators of compromise (IoCs) using Crypsis and Palo Alto Networks’ threat hunting tools (and/or client owned hunting instrumentation where applicable)

Assist Leadership in the development of security standards and best practices for the organization and recommend security enhancements as needed

Able to conduct cyber risk assessments using frameworks or standards like NIST CSF, ISO 27001/2, PCI, CIS Top 20, CMMC, or other industry measurement tools

Conduct cloud penetration testing engagements to assess specific workloads (i.e., AWS, GCP, Azure, containers, or other PaaS and SaaS instances) for vulnerabilities and subsequently attempt to exploit identified weakness after receiving permission from client stakeholders

Provide recommendations to clients on specific security measures to monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks including response and recovery of a data security breach

Ability to perform travel requirements as needed to meet business demands


Your Experience

4+ years of professional experience with risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods focused on Information Assurance, Information Systems/Network Security, Infrastructure Design, and Vulnerabilities Assessments – Red Team experience highly desirable

Demonstrate a deep understanding of how malicious software works (i.e.-malware, trojans, rootkits, etc.)

Ability to modify known and/or craft custom exploits manually without dependence on consumer tools such as Metasploit

Strong knowledge of tools and techniques used to conduct network, wireless, and web application penetration testing

Familiarity with web application penetration testing and code auditing to find security gaps and vulnerabilities

Knowledge and experience in conducting cyber risk assessments using industry standards

Experience with penetration testing, administering, and troubleshooting major flavors of Linux, Windows, and major cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS providers (i.e., AWS, GCP, and Azure)

Experience with scripting and editing existing code and programming using one or more of the following – Perl, Python, ruby, bash, C/C++, C#, or Java

Experience with security assessment tools, including Nessus, OpenVAS, MobSF Metasploit, Burp Suite Pro, Cobalt Strike, Bloodhound, and Empire

Knowledge of application, database, and web server design and implementation

Knowledge of network vulnerability assessments, web and cloud application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, security operations, or ‘hunt’

Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP & MITRE ATT&CK

Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software

Knowledge of computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods

Assist in the development of internal infrastructure design for research, development, and testing focused on offensive security

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, or equivalent years of professional experience to meet job requirements and expectations or equivalent military experience required

Identified ability to grow into a valuable contributor to the practice and, specifically

have an external presence via public speaking, conferences, and/or publications

have credibility, executive presence, and gravitas

be able to have a meaningful and rapid delivery contribution

have the potential and capacity to understand all aspects of the business and an excellent understanding of PANW products

be collaborative and able to build relationships internally, externally, and across all PANW functions, including the sales team

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, or equivalent years of professional experience to meet job requirements and expectations or equivalent military experience required

Additional Information

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at .

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and 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 other legally protected characteristics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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