We believe veterans are uniquely positioned to pursue careers in cybersecurity—and this philosophy starts from the top. Our CEO Mark, Chief Security Officer Rick and John, Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer, are all U.S. veterans. We believe veterans’ military experience equips them with transferrable skills, including leadership qualities, that can be applied to developing the latest cybersecurity innovation and help us achieve our mission of maintaining trust in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks.
As part of our participation in the White House’s Joining Forces initiative in 2016, Palo Alto Networks® pledged to train 400 veterans and transitioning service members over the next five years. Through our partnership with VetsinTech, we provide cybersecurity education and training for veterans at our headquarters and other cities across the U.S.
We have created an employee resource group, the Veterans Network, focused on uniting and supporting our employees who are veterans or have family members who are veterans. We focus on the following areas:
The University Recruiting team partners with various branches of the military and other service-related organizations to identify cadets to hire for the summer internship program each year. We have hired cadets from West Point, United States Air Force Academy, and Air Arnold Society & Silver Wings.