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Palo Alto Networks Senior Consultant, Cloud DFIR- Unit 42 Consulting (Remote) in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Unit 42 Consulting is Palo Alto Network's security advisory team. Our vision is to create a more secure digital world by providing the highest quality incident response, risk management, and digital forensic services to clients of all sizes. Our team is composed of recognized experts and incident responders with deep technical expertise and experience in investigations, data breach response, digital forensics, and information security. With a highly successful track record of delivering mission-critical cybersecurity solutions, we are experienced in working quickly to provide an effective incident response, attack readiness, and remediation plans with a focus on providing long-term support to improve our clients’ security posture.

  • Perform reactive incident response functions in public cloud environments, primarily Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and AliCloud

  • Examine compute, storage, IAM, network traffic, serverless, and other log sources to identify evidence of malicious activity.

  • Investigate data breaches leveraging traditional forensic tools, cloud-specific tools, and custom Unit 42 techniques to determine the source of compromises and malicious activity that occurred in client environments.

  • Lead incident response engagements to guide clients through forensic investigations, contain security incidents and provide guidance on longer-term remediation recommendations.

  • Mentorship of Incident Response Consultants in incident response and forensics best practices.

  • Ability to perform light travel requirements as needed to meet business demands (on average 20%).

  • 4+ years of incident response or digital forensics experience with a passion for cyber security. Consulting experience preferred but not required.

  • 1+ years in a cloud environment as an administrator, security operator, or consultant. DevOps experience welcome.

  • Hands-on experience with architecting, building, operating, investigating, or troubleshooting cloud environments.

  • Understand and demonstrate best practices for architecting and operating in a cloud environment

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.