Palo Alto Networks News of the Week - December 19

Dec 19, 2015
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Busy with the holidays? We’ve rounded up all of last week’s top news from Palo Alto Networks right here to make it easy to catch up on the latest happenings.

Our experts have published even more 2016 Cybersecurity Predictions:

  • 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.
  • New! Prediction 9: Ryan Olson predicts the changes we can expect in 2016 with regards to the threat landscape.
  • New! Prediction 10: Scott Simkin predicts that cyberthreat intelligence sharing will go mainstream.
  • New! Prediction 11: Greg Day looks ahead to cybersecurity trends for the New Year.


Unit 42 found an iOS Trojan named TinyV that attacks jailbroken devices, and also shared separate findings that the attack on a French Diplomat is linked to Operation Lotus Blossom.


Palo Alto Networks honored our Wounded Warriors at Army-Navy Football Game.


Ben Rothke reviewed Ted Koppel's book Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath for the Cybersecurity Canon.


Only a few more weeks left to get $400 off your Ignite 2016 conference pass. Don’t forget to register before December 31!

Already registered and want to present at the conference? The Call for Papers is open now, so don’t forget to submit before the January 8 deadline.

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Looking to get caught up on NextWave happenings? We did the information gathering for you! Check out this week's Channel Scoop.


Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls achieved new rigorous Common Criteria certification.

Palo Alto Networks CTO Nir Zuk welcomed new CIO Naveen Zutshi and CISO Lucas Moody.

Palo Alto Networks and Mirantis announced their collaboration to make OpenStack enterprise class.

youre invited

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

Secure the Force: Protect Your Network Like a Jedi Master

  • December 22, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
  • Online Event

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

Kill Chain - Siber Atak Zinciri Web Semineri

  • December 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EET
  • Online Event

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • December 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Online Event


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