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The cybersecurity industry changes constantly and rapidly, and those working to defend organizations from breaches must adapt and stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends. Palo Alto Networks is always focused on staying ahead of the curve.
As we begin a new year, we look back on what our industry experts have said and done about cybersecurity trends, both through thought leadership and by building advanced cybersecurity products.
This compilation of some of our top blogs from 2019 gives us a chance to highlight the contributions of our thought leaders, review our focus on innovation and celebrate industry recognition of our products.
Cybersecurity Thought Leadership
The cybersecurity industry has worked hard to convince customers that they need to work with dozens of vendors and use dozens of point products and technologies. Yet the future of network security is in the cloud, and security vendors must evolve in order to effectively secure customers anywhere and everywhere.
Matthew Chiodi, chief security officer, public cloud, writes that it’s time for organizations to face the challenges of cloud security with the mindset of a U.S. Navy SEAL special operations force.
Our visionary CTO and co-founder Nir Zuk coined this category in 2018, recognizing that the existing detection and response tools on the market were too narrowly focused to serve security teams’ evolving needs. XDR products are designed to detect and stitch together all the available information on any threats that have evaded prevention to provide security analysts with detailed analysis of any attack that is underway.
John Kindervag, creator of Zero Trust and field CTA at Palo Alto Networks, explained in a recent webinar, “There are no Zero Trust products. There are products that work really well in Zero Trust environments, and there are products that don’t.”
PAN-OS 9.1 helps our customers securely connect to their branch offices, apply contextual security policy to users, and provide better visibility into mobile users connecting to the network.
Palo Alto Networks set out to create the most complete Cloud Native Security Platform in the industry. While we knew the importance of solving the needs of different business teams by offering a wide breadth of security capabilities (i.e. DevSecOps has different needs from SOC analysts), we also knew it would be crucial to make sure that everything we offer is best-in-class.
Cortex XDR 2.0 includes groundbreaking enhancements that further fulfill the promise of XDR to increase visibility and simplify security operations, including a unified management UI, powerful new endpoint features and ingestion of third-party data and alerts.
In any high tech industry, it’s not often that a company gets to define a new market, and then continue to expand and reshape it for more than a decade. It’s even less common in our highly competitive cybersecurity space. Maybe that’s why this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls feels like a milestone to us.
As a company recognized for being one of the first vendors to embrace Zero Trust, we’re proud to be seen as a leader among Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers.
Inclusion and Diversity in Cybersecurity
When it comes to career aspirations, todo es posible, which means everything is possible. It’s time that we don’t ask individuals to come to us but, rather, meet them where they are.
Women should know that their skills and perspectives are wanted and needed in technology, and although it can be challenging at times, it also can be very rewarding.
When we look at veterans, we see people who have already shown their ability to answer the call when challenges and threats emerge. That’s why we launched Second Watch, an initiative to help veterans find a new mission in cybersecurity by providing no-cost online cybersecurity training and certification opportunities.
Public Opinion on Cybersecurity Trends
Palo Alto Networks partnered with YouGov and Dr. Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cybersecurity, to poll over 1,300 American adults to explore human behavior as it relates to cybersecurity. The discrepancy between consumers’ belief that they’re already doing all they can to stay safe, despite their lack of security knowledge, highlights a major need for businesses to do more to keep their customers protected and educated.
We surveyed 170 of our top enterprise customers to get their thoughts on the growing complexity of data centers and what’s driving some of the change.