Threat Intelligence Analyst


Palo Alto Networks

Reston, VA
Full Time
2y ago

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

Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks is seeking a motivated threat intelligence analyst to join the Adversary Readiness and Evaluation Strategies (ARES) team in our Threat Intelligence organization. As a Unit 42 Threat Intelligence Analyst, you will be responsible for collecting and analyzing threat data, identifying trends in threat data, and building threat profiles for emerging and enduring threats. 

Unit 42 is a recognized authority on cyberthreats, frequently sought out by enterprises and government agencies around the world. Our analysts are experts in hunting and collecting unknown threats as well as completely reverse-engineering malware to support our organization’s goals. With this expertise, we deliver high-quality, in-depth research that provides insight into tools, techniques, and procedures threat actors execute to compromise organizations. 

Your Impact

  • Analyze threat activities and make intelligence-derived recommendations for adversary readiness
  • Translate threat lifecycle activities into Actionable Threat Objects & Mitigations (ATOMs), a STIX2 JSON blob representing the threat for consumption by consumers
  • Demonstrate experience in data mining and pivot analysis in both closed and open-source systems
  • Participate in quick-turnaround threat analysis support for high-visibility threat research
  • Conduct ongoing research into cyber threats across the entire threat landscape
  • Collaborate and communicate with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Create and deliver your research in the form of blogs, whitepapers, and presentation


Your Experience

  • Proven experience or interest in public speaking engagements to share your threat research
  • Experience with cross-team collaboration in research, engineering, and management
  • Excellent understanding of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Scripting and programming experience a plus
  • Experience with open-source tools for gathering cyber intelligence data
  • Ability to identify key trends in threat activities and create detailed threat assessments, including the potential impact
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team that includes regular interactions with other threat researchers and malware reverse engineers
  • Familiar with MITRE ATT&CK Framework and other adversary threat lifecycles
  • BS and 2+ years of in-depth experience in the cyber security space.

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 [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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.




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