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Security Awareness Manager

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of 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

We are looking for a Security Awareness Manager who is passionate about creating and sharing informative security content designed to change behavior and reinforce good security practices.

This individual, reporting to the Director, InfoSec Strategic Initiatives, will be responsible for creating informative content, articles, blogs, and supporting InfoSec's participation in security events. You will also be expected to promote InfoSec's brand, products, and services.

Your Impact

As the Security Awareness Manager, you will directly impact the overall security posture of Palo Alto Networks by focusing on one of the most critical elements of a company's security portfolio-the people. You will develop and deliver clear, user-focused content and resources to educate and enable employees and contractors to perform their jobs securely. This position will ensure global team members are appropriately educated on enterprise and regulatory security requirements and best practices. You will also be responsible for working with Palo Alto Networks' corporate functions to share InfoSec's security posture at targeted events.

  • Develop and manage security awareness to ensure members at all levels across the enterprise understand the principles of cyber security and the protection of intellectual property (IP) to increase organizational awareness of cybersecurity best practices and to reduce compliance risks and recurring issues
  • Create and maintain a portfolio of interactive awareness campaigns and corresponding reporting capabilities
  • Develop core messaging leveraging various formats and delivery channels to raise the InfoSec strategy awareness and priorities to life through storytelling
  • Manage and support InfoSec presence at company-sponsored security events
  • Manage messaging on behalf of all InfoSec teams to ensure consistency and impact
  • Provide materials for cybersecurity awareness for organization-wide initiatives and projects

    Your Experience
    • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) and -10+ years security awareness experience
    • 5+ years' event execution experience
    • Stakeholder-first mindset; brings new ideas on how to improve the stakeholder experience
    • Proven track record in creating compelling messaging & positioning for security solutions
    • Strategic thinker who can quickly understand complex security issues and develop the right content for the need
    • Ability to work effectively with multiple business partners, including cross-group teams, virtual and global teams, vendors, and agency partners
    • Proven track record for new, innovative approaches and smart risk taking
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects from start to finish
    • Self-starter who proactively seeks out resources, conducts research, and aligns with stakeholders to create the best work possible
    • Strong situational analysis, decision making abilities and relationship management with key stakeholders across the organization
    • Excels at presenting to and getting buy-in from different audiences, e.g., company leadership, cross-functional team members, and customers
      • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and experience in information / cyber security, computer systems, IT, etc.
        Additional Information

        The Team

        Think about it, security for an information security company. Working at a high-tech cybersecurity company within the Information Security team is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You'll be joined with the brightest minds in technology, our global teams on the front line of defense against cyberattacks. We're joined by one mission - but driven by the impact of that mission and what it means to protect our way of life in the digital age. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team that feels excitement at the prospect of a challenge and feels a thrill at resolving security gaps that inhibit our privacy.

        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. To learn more about our culture and dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our careers page.

        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.

        Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

        Learn more about the amazing work experience at Palo Alto Networks here!

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

        Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $109,000/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.

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