Senior Threat Hunter (Unit 42)

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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

Perform threat hunting activities on any datasource everyday .Deal with the latest cyber security research projects and attacks on a daily basis .Build hypothesis, execute manual hunting techniques, gather and analyze results, perform forensics activities and deliver reports .A global team of experts who deal with threats and adversaries on a global scale on daily basis.Improve your knowledge and experience in all the domains of cyber security, Network, Endpoint, Cloud, IOT, Mobile devices and 3rd party vendors data sources.Develop, create and execute new hunting hypothesis methodology to uncover threats, understand their root cause and attribution .We believe in automation and scaling .We leverage big data to discover threats and multiple threat intelligence .

Your Impact

  • Help multinational organizations to be one step ahead of adversaries and cyber threats 
  • Collaborate and guide our customers on the best ways to help them be more protected and ready for the next event
  • Improve the overall Palo Alto Networks solutions by uncovering and analyzing new threats and tactics 
  • Shape the industry by sharing knowledge and findings 
  • Collaborate with multiple research and development groups 
  • Make the world a safer and better place


Your Experience

  • Understanding of the threat landscape in terms of the tools, tactics, and techniques of attacks, as well as networking and security fundamentals

  • Experience investigating targeted, sophisticated or hidden threats in both endpoints and networks -

    • 5+ years of relevant experience and a proven track record in cybersecurity research, specializing in either APTs or cybercrime but able to speak to the larger threat landscape

  • Background in forensic analysis and incident and response tools(Dynamic & Static, Tools like – IDA Pro, Ollydbg, Wireshark) to identify a threat and determine the extent and scope of a compromise
  • Understanding of how APTs operate and the attack cycle – different attack vectors, propagation and data exfiltration, lateral movement, persistence mechanism, etc.
  • Understanding of how organizations protect themselves from cyber-attacks, what tools are used and what remediation techniques are leveraged
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of advanced threat hunting methodologies and the ability to develop novel techniques
  • Having worked in Incident Response environment is a plus
  • development of threat hunting automation - Some degree of Python & SQL competency is a plus
  • Some degree of reverse engineering is a plus or equivalent military experience required
  • Ability to convey complex ideas in a simplified and clear manner
  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and technical analysis reports
  • Ability to unravel entire infrastructures of malicious campaigns
  • Be a self-starter, work independently and able to quickly adjust to changing priorities

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

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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  • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
  • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
    • The job requires accessing a company worksite
    • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
    • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
  • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

Tags: Automation Big Data Cloud Cyber crime Forensics Incident response OllyDbg Python Reverse engineering SQL Threat intelligence

Perks/benefits: Career development Medical leave

Region: Middle East
Country: Israel
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Category: Threat Intel Jobs
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