Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – December 12

Dec 12, 2015
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Read up on all the happenings at Palo Alto Networks this past week.

We added to our 2016 Cybersecurity Predictions series:

  • Prediction 1: Joerg Sieber predicts how changes in marketing trends could impact web-based attacks in 2016.
  • Prediction 2: Brian Tokuyoshi predicts that the “what” will matter more than the “who” in mobile security.
  • Prediction 3: Matt Keil predicts public cloud security will move into the spotlight.
  • Prediction 4: Michael Moshiri predicts that growth in exploit-based attacks will require increased emphasis on prevention.
  • Prediction 5: Jonathan Lewis predicts the major trends that will gain prominence for service providers next year.
  • Prediction 6: Del Rodillas predicts the rise of mobility in the Industrial Internet of Things, and how attackers will also start to use it to compromise the automation environment.
  • Prediction 7: Matt Mellen predicts that healthcare technology advances will open up new attack vectors.
  • Prediction 8: Joerg Sieber predicts that rapid adoption of mobile payments will accelerate cybersecurity threats.


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Join the Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Threat Intelligence team on December 17 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT for a Twitter chat. Join in on the discussion.


Unit 42 found BackStab: mobile backup data under attack from malware on both Windows and Mac OS.

Palo Alto Networks researchers were credited with discovering a new vulnerability that impacts Apple’s major products, as well as critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Episode 5 of People of Palo Alto Networks spotlighted Tim Heraldo, a face that may be familiar to you if you saw this year's Gartner Magic Quadrant promotions.


Palo Alto Networks Academy expanded into India with new ICT Academy (ICTACT) agreement.


This month’s Customer Spotlight focused on UNIVEG Trade Italy and how the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform helped them freshen up their network security.

VP and CSO EMEA Greg Day discussed the NIS Directive: One small step for man, one giant leap for digital-society-kind.

"Stopping threats won’t come from solving the variations of the theme, but rather by addressing the core of the problem itself." Get tips from Brian Tokuyoshi on strengthening your mobile security strategy.

Lionel Jacobs explained VLAN Insertion, a technology native to the next-generation firewall and available in every model from the PA-200 to the PA-7080. It allows operators to segment and separate their critical control systems networks from the enterprise with minimal impact to the control systems network. Learn more.

Sit back and relax, we did the information gathering for you! Check out this week's Channel Scoop.




youre invited

Here are upcoming events around the world that you should know about:

Why Layered Security Strategies Don’t Work – And What You Can Do About It

  • December 15, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
  • Online Event

Palo Alto Networks & Tanium: Webinar Malicious Behavior Detection at Scale

  • December 16, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
  • Online Event

12月16日(水)製品導入・運用支援トレーニング [Japanese]

  • December 16, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • 千代田区

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • December 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Online Event

Posada Navideña, Star Wars, y los ciber-ataques más usados en el 2015

  • December 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST
  • San Pedro Garza G., Nuevo León, NL

Take the Ultimate Test Drive!

  • December 16, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
  • Maryland Heights , MO

Threat Prevention Ultimate Test Drive

  • December 16, 2015 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM GMT
  • London


  • December 18, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • 千代田区

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • December 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Online Event

סוגרים את השנה במפגש הלקוחות של פאלו אלטו נטוורקס

  • December 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM GMT+2:00
  • Tel-Aviv


  • December 25, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • 千代田区

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