Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Analyst in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Palo Alto Networks is growing our world-class threat intelligence team working for our Chief Security Officer and is seeking out experienced threat intelligence analysts and researchers to expand our capability. As a Threat Intelligence Analyst you will be responsible for using the data available to our team to develop cutting edge intelligence on threats to our enterprise customers.

Specifically, this role will be closely aligned to the Customer Briefing Centre (CBC) and Cyber Range in Amsterdam. As such the role 2 additional core remits. Being the expert in customer briefings, so candidates should be confident in speaking to small groups. Being the threat expert on cyber range exercises which are run both from the Amsterdam office and in the field periodically.

Palo Alto Networks has a widely deployed security platform that gives us access to information on a broad range of threats from around the world. We use this data to better protect our customers, but also as a source for our research to identify threat actors, their motivations and tactics. Our team is tasked with combining our internal and open source data to produce intelligence products that others can use to better understand the threats they face. The right candidate must be able to correlate information and data from many sources to make assessments of an attacker’s motivations and future actions. The analyst will produce written intelligence products as well as presentation material including diagrams and videos.

Other responsibilities include collaborating with our marketing team to present our research at conferences and customer meetings around the world. Our team helps ensure that the security community is informed of the incredibly research our engineers and analysts

Responsibilities:

  • Produce written intelligence products based on internal and externally sourced data and information.

  • Collect open source information for aggregation into our intelligence repository.

  • Analyze malware and attacker tools to assess their functionality, origin and purpose.

  • Develop small-scale tools to assist with automation of collection and processing of data.

  • Present new research at conferences and at customer meetings.

  • Be the face of Unit42 in the EMEA HQ Customer Briefing Center

  • Be the threat Expert for EMEA Cyber Range events & activities

  • Respond to Requests for Information (RFIs) from our consumer organizations within Palo Alto Networks.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal & speaking skills to small groups.

  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals, specifically networking, databases and tool development.

  • 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

  • Prior use of intelligence tools such as Maltego, Analyst’s Notebook and Palantir.

  • Prior use of network analysis tools such as Wireshark, TCPDump and Scapy

Education:

  • BS/MS or equivalent experience required

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