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Intern - Proactive Security (Unit 42)

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Intern - Proactive Security (Unit 42)

Remote
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION

    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.

    Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing the nature of 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.

    THE TEAM

    Unit 42’s Consulting team specializes in providing incident response, digital forensics, and proactive risk management consulting services to a growing list of clients ranging from small enterprises to Fortune 50 corporations, as well as federal government agencies. Our experts combine deep security knowledge and proprietary technology to rapidly provide effective incident response, attack-readiness, and remediation plans for organizations around the world. With offices in Reston, New York, Austin, and Los Angeles, we are firmly entrenched and well positioned as a leading provider of incident response.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    YOUR CAREER

    Unit 42 is offering paid summer internships, both remotely and at our headquarters in Reston, VA, to motivated students who are currently working towards Bachelors or Masters degrees. Our interns are passionate about cybersecurity, interested in gaining hands-on practical experience, and value the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts in governance, risk, and compliance.

    Our Summer Internship Program from May-August or June-September provides you:

    • 1:1 mentorship

    • Fun and engaging events that inspire your intellectual curiosity

    • The opportunity to expand your knowledge and work on challenging projects

    • Connections to other recent grads, and employees across the company as well as our leaders

    • The opportunity to learn about, and interact with, the different Unit 42 service offerings

    YOUR IMPACT

    • Gain the knowledge and experience to start a career in cybersecurity upon graduation.

    • Each intern will be assigned a mentor, as well as a supervisor to support professional development within the field.

    • Shadow/support client engagements related to matters such as ransomware readiness assessments, cyber risk assessments, cloud security assessments, and incident response tabletop exercises.

    • Work with members of the Cyber Risk Management team to learn and execute Palo Alto Network’s engagement lifecycle and common workflows, including conducting client interviews, performing documentation reviews, providing status updates, and creating necessary deliverables.

    • Learn about cutting-edge technology and Palo Alto Networks/Unit 42 custom tools.

    • Complete a summer-long project on a related topic and present your results to the firm at the conclusion of the program.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    YOUR EXPERIENCE

    • Currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field such as information security, computer science, risk management, or cybersecurity

    • Passion and enthusiasm for cyber security, technology, and cyber risk management

    • Working knowledge of risk management and/or compliance frameworks, such as NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, CIS Critcal Security Controls, ISO 27000 series, HIPAA, and PCI DSS

    • Ability to understand technical concepts and to articulate these topics clearly, regardless of technical aptitude

    • Ability to adapt quickly to and operate within a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities

    • Familiarity or proficiency with scripting and/or programming is not required, but is desired

    • Strong communication and writing skills, with a keen eye for detail

    • You must have authorization to work within the United States

    PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT SPONSOR APPLICANTS FOR WORK VISAS FOR THIS POSITION.

    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. Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work 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.

    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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com .

    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.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR PALO ALTO NETWORKS JOBS

    • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.

    • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:

      • The job requires accessing a company worksite

      • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements

      • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite

    • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

  • Industry
    Computer and Network Security
  • About Us

    Palo Alto Networks is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that transforms how people and organizations operate. Through a comprehensive product portfolio, we solve security challenges that protect organizations across clouds, networks and mobile devices. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.