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Intern: Threat Analysis
Palo Alto Networks Inc. | Reston, Virginia
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Job Description

The core mission of this team is to improve detection and response for our enterprise customers through applied threat intelligence.

This is accomplished by combining internal and external threat data to assess and remediate gaps in the coverage and capabilities of the Palo Alto enterprise security platform.

Palo Alto Networks, and the security research team believe in raising the cost of operations for the adversary by creating durable and contextually rich countermeasures.

The Threat Research team drives the normalization, correlation and integration of internal and external threat intelligence sources. They are primarily responsible for applying the analysis of adversaries, campaigns, and TTPs (tools techniques and procedures) to contextually enrich alerting across the Palo Alto Networks security platform.

A strong focus on intelligence collection and analysis, adversary and targeting analysis, and countermeasure creation is desired.


* Collect and analyze open source information for aggregation into our intelligence repository.
* Produce durable signatures and IOC sets based on internal and externally sourced data and information.
* Translate complex information sets into concise labels, which may be leveraged by customers to improve their incident response efficacy.
* Analyze malware and attacker tools to assess their functionality, origin and purpose.
* Develop tools to assist with automation of collection and processing of data.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience working on remote teams.
* Strong understanding of security operations: perimeter defense, forensics, incident response, kill chain analysis, risk assessment and security metrics.
* Understanding of malware construction, usage and detection techniques.
* Experience developing profiles of actors and groups based on data.
* Experience performing OSINT research.
* Prior experience developing network and malware detection signatures for tools such as snort and yara
* Prior use of intelligence tools such as Maltego, Analyst's Notebook etc
* Prior use of network analysis tools such as Wireshark and tcpdump.

About Palo Alto Networks Inc.

Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today's dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. Find out more at www.paloaltonetworks.com. Palo Alto Networks, the Palo Alto Networks Logo and PAN-OS are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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