Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – December 26

Dec 26, 2015
3 minutes

Happy Holidays! We’ve rounded up all the past week’s top Palo Alto Networks news right here.

Read 2016 Cybersecurity Predictions from our experts:

  • 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.
  • Prediction 9: Ryan Olson predicts the changes we can expect in 2016 with regards to the threat landscape.
  • Prediction 10: Scott Simkin predicts that cyberthreat intelligence sharing will go mainstream.
  • Prediction 11: Greg Day looks ahead to cybersecurity trends for the New Year.
  • Prediction 12: Will Howerton predicts executives will embrace accountability and action.
  • Prediction 13: Glenn Dasmalchi predicts there will be security with agility for firewalls and applications.


Unit 42 found BBSRAT attacks targeting Russian organizations linked to Roaming Tiger, and discovered ProxyBack malware that turns user systems into proxies without consent.

Read what Unit 42 researchers had to say about the 2016 Threat Landscape in this #PANWchat Wrap-Up


In this episode of People of Palo Alto Networks, see how we're giving back this holiday season.

culture team next gen

Just a few days left to get $400 off your Ignite 2016 conference pass. Don’t forget to register before December 31! Want to take the stage at the conference? Submit your paper before the January 8 deadline!

Ignite 2016

Palo Alto Networks VP, CSO-EMEA Greg Day discussed data protection reform. Are you preparing for a fresh perspective?

Matt Keil pondered the question: Do organizational changes improve cloud security?

Steve Winterfeld reviewed "Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway" for the Cybersecurity Canon.



youre invited

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

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

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • January 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST
  • Online Event

Virtualized Data Center Workshop with Palo Alto Networks

  • January 6, 2016 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
  • New York, NY

Actionable Threat Intelligence – The Power to Act Fast!

  • January 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
  • Online Event

Navigating Cyber Risk

  • January 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST
  • Palo Alto, CA

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