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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.
Unit 42 is offering paid internships at our headquarters in McLean, VA, as well as at our New York, Austin, and Los Angeles offices, to motivated students who are working towards BS or MS degrees. Our interns are passionate about security, interested in hands-on practical experience, and value the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts in digital investigations.
Our Summer Internship Program from May-August or June-September provides you:
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
Gain the knowledge and experience to start a career in cyber security. Each intern will be assigned a mentor as well as a supervisor to support your professional development within the field.
Support live client engagements related to matters such as ransomware, business email compromise, employee misconduct, and intellectual property theft.
Work with members of the Professional Services team to learn common digital forensic and incident response case workflows and further develop your technical and investigative skills.
Develop experience with cutting-edge technology, Unit 42 custom tools, and third-party forensic suites to assist with digital investigations.
Complete a research project and present your results to the firm at the conclusion of the program.
Current enrollment in a BS/MS degree-granting program, preferably in a related field such as information security, computer science, digital forensics, or cybersecurity. *Required to be going back to school for at least ONE additional semester following internship
Passion and enthusiasm for cyber security, technology, and digital investigations
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems
Training in and/or experience with the fundamentals of digital forensic and incident response investigations
Exposure to and/or experience using common commercial and open-source forensic suites and applications (e.g., EnCase, X-Ways, AXIOM, Volatility, Wireshark, tcpdump, Log Parser, etc.)
Ability to understand technical concepts and to articulate these topics clearly to all levels of technical aptitude
Ability to adapt quickly to and operate within a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities
Also desirable, familiarity or proficiency with scripting and/or programming
Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
Unit 42’s Consulting team specializes in providing data breach response, digital forensics, and 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 McLean, New York, Austin, and Los Angeles, we are firmly entrenched and well positioned as a leading provider of incident response.
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 [email protected].
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.
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