Field Chief Security Officer (Americas)

Information Security Remote, California


The Role:
The American Field Chief Security Officer will engage with and challenge the public, support the Office of the CSO’s customers, and materially influence C-level executives, board members, senior government leaders, and all other network defenders as a subject matter expert for Palo Alto Networks around the philosophies and best practices of prevention, the “power of the platform,” intelligence operations, attack lifecycle defense and cybersecurity education. This is not a sales position and will not be compensated as such. This is a thought leadership role that is both public facing and internal to the company. The Field CSO will travel to North America, Central America and South America and will report to the Americas Regional CSO.

Key Responsibilities: 
 Speak for Palo Alto Networks at the highest echelons of industry thought
leadership and business interaction.
 Create thought leadership content.
 Speak at marquee conferences.
 Support Palo Alto Networks’ sponsored events.
 Visit Fortune 2000 customers as part of the Palo Alto Networks executive
sponsor program.
 Actively engage as a member to the internal Palo Alto Networks Security
 Meet with the Office of the CSO’s internal Palo Alto Networks customers to
assess value of the Office of the CSO and to discover where the organization
needs to improve.
 Engage with social media.
Desired Skills and Experience
 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
 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 a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills.

 Bachelor degree in Business, Information Security, Computer Science,
Information Management Systems, or related field. Masters 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 cyber security expert.