Full Time
Santa Clara, CA
Areas of Interest: All Source Intelligence, Incident Response, Test and Evaluation
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Disruptive Technology. Smart People.
Join us as we lead a new era in cybersecurity.

Palo Alto Networks competes for the best talent. Our compensation packages consist of salary and equity, and are commensurate with accomplishment. We offer a full suite of benefits, including 401(K). Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Palo Alto Networks® is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. If you want to make an impact, are motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking, then this job is for you!

Our Summer Internship Program 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 interns, recent grads, and employees across the company as well as our leaders.
The InfoSec team is responsible for architecting, designing and deploying security solutions using Palo Alto Networks platform components and third party tools to mitigate threats, monitor corporate system, and conduct incident response.

Palo Alto Networks is seeking a motivated, forward-thinking intern to join our Infosec Red Team. Our Red team periodically conducts unannounced targeted penetration testing through focused threat-based methodologies as a simulated adversary to expose and exploit vulnerabilities to improve the Cyber readiness of Palo Alto Networks.

As part of the Red Team you would: 

  • Develop attack vectors, conduct reconnaissance
  • Collect open-source intelligence
  • Conduct enumeration and fingerprinting of target networks and services
  • Attempt exploits and unauthorized data access as a simulated adversary.

The results of these simulations is then discussed in depth with Asset Owners (Applications and Infrastructure) and Blue Team (Monitoring and Response) and improvements and planned and executed.

Intern would work in all areas: Red/Attack, Blue/Defend and Purple/Plan and Improve


  • Working towards a Computer Science Degree
  • Able to demonstrate and articulate past research or activities indicating an interest and work in at least one of the subject areas above
  • Knowledge of the functionality and capabilities of computer network defense technologies, including Router ACLs, firewalls, IDS/IPS, antivirus, and Web content filtering
  • Knowledge of security related tools, such as network/application vulnerability scanners, NMAP and Kali Linux
  • Programming experience (Bash scripting, Perl, Java, Python, C++)

Requirements – All applicants must be pursuing a 4-year Undergraduate Degree, a 2-year Master’s Degree or a Doctorate degree and returning to school in the fall. You must have authorization to work within the United States.

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Palo Alto Networks

We did it. A Leader Again.
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyber threat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets.

network security, firewall, IPS, URL filtering, threat and malware prevention, cybersecurity, enterprise security platform, threat intelligence
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000