Regional Chief Security Officer - Southern Europe

Information Security Paris, Ile-de-France


At Palo Alto Networks¨ everything starts and ends with our mission: Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we are looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are. 

Company Statement

Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Unlike fragmented legacy products, our next-generation security platform safely enables business operations and delivers protection based on what matters most in today’s dynamic computing environments: applications, users, and content. More than 13,500 customers in over 120 countries rely on Palo Alto Networks for security.

The Role:


South EMEA CSO will work for Greg Day as part of Global Security Insights Team. Their job is to cultivate key executive customer and partnership relationships. Through high profile speaking events, and write thought leadership essays pertinent to the region they should be raising the profile of the company.   They should be driving key focus accounts to evolve their cyber security capabilities, creating repeatable documented processes during these to allow others to replicate.


Their job is to demonstrate thought leadership and be a trusted advisor to both existing and potential new customers and partners.  With growing trust the CSO should be defining a journey for these customers to better understating their own state in comparison with others, and help define a strategy for each customer to evolve, leveraging company resources such as the CBC/EBC, Exec Advisory Program, Insights resources, Customer Advisory Board.  Likewise each region CSO should identify and be actively engaged in key industry or governmental groups that allow them to influence what cyber security standards, regulations and process will be in the future, as well as leveraging such communities to build their network.   

They will be aligned to key strategic accounts at a global and regional level, for which they will act as the strategic consultant, helping to define and project manage how these accounts can evolve their cybersecurity capabilities, leveraging the resources and skills both in the insight and broader business.  The outcomes will be documented to demonstrate a repeatable process that both other CSOs and the broader business can leverage. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Speak for Palo Alto Networks at the highest echelons of industry thought leadership and business interaction, for example marquee conferences and Palo Networks sponsored events
  • Create thought leadership content
  • Visit Fortune 2000 customers as part of the Palo Alto Networks executive sponsor program
  • Collect C-Level executives that consider you to be their trusted advisor, a person who can help guide them on whatever problems they are dealing with.  A person that the customer will always take a call from.
  • Coordinate with the regional sales team to target the right relationships to cultivate.
  • Determine the right speaking engagements for the region and work with the Field Event’s Team to capture keynote slots.
  • Be actively engaged in the appropriate regional influence groups be they standards, government or industry driven.
  • Be the executive sponsor for 12-15 key accounts in the region.  For these accounts drive insight programs to create repeatable cyber security transformation programs.  The regional CSO should act both as the project manager and executive strategic consultant.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experienced CIO, CTO, CISO, CSO. Former senior government or military official is a plus.
  • Well known in the region as a cyber security expert.
  • Technical enough to understand various technologies and have credibility with customers.
  • Has credibility in front of large audiences as well as one-on-one meetings.
  • Has a vision for the cybersecurity future and can help us think through and develop the roadmap.


  • Past experience as a CIO, CTO, CISO, CSO or equivalent government position
  • Possesses the ability to bridge the gap between deep technical content and information that a C-Level executive can digest and use to make quality decisions
  • Demonstrates credibility in front of large and small audiences as well as one-on-one meetings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Must be an innovative thinker, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Information Security, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or related field; master’s preferred
  • Minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT jobs – at least four must be in a senior leadership role
  • Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrated industry expertise through contributions to security industry groups, speaking at industry events, and / or writing blogs and whitepapers on advanced cyber security techniques and tools
  • Well known in the region as a cybersecurity expert

The Team

We’re not your ordinary Information Security team. We’re a diverse group of security professionals who challenge the status quo in order to protect Palo Alto Networks and our customers. Driving innovation on the Information Security team of the fastest-growing high-tech cybersecurity company is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You’ll be joined by the brightest minds in technology, and our global teams are on the front line of defense against cyberattacks.

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.

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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.