Call for Papers for Ignite 2020: Share Your Cybersecurity Expertise

Aug 17, 2020
4 minutes

Do you have amazing stories to share about how you’re tackling cybersecurity in this rapidly changing world? Perhaps you helped your organization stand up and secure a remote workforce with Prisma Access, and in the process you learned what to do – and what not to do. Perhaps you’ve become the resident expert in using Cortex XSOAR playbooks to automate processes and reduce the workload of your security team, and your skills are even more vital now that your organization’s SOC is working virtually. Maybe you’ve already figured out how to apply the new features of PAN-OS 10.0 to secure IoT devices your organization didn’t even know existed on your network. We want to hear from you, and we’re putting out a Call for Papers for this year’s Ignite user conference. Not only are we excited to see your proposals – our attendees are hungry for practical information about getting the most out of our cybersecurity technologies.

We’re looking for highly technical perspectives based on firsthand experience with our next-gen security technologies. We’re also interested in groundbreaking new threat research or innovative best practices. Our attendees are excited to hear insights into the latest cyber threats, in-depth details on how to apply products and features to get the specific outcomes they need, and real-world examples of how our customers put our technologies to use. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your story with the community of top-tier security professionals and researchers at Ignite.

The Ignite Conference is already known for bringing together cybersecurity experts from around the world to deliver the most up-to-date, technical content from across the Palo Alto Networks platform. This year, it will look a little different, but those differences will make it easier than ever to benefit from the information being shared. 

The Ignite user conference will be available in the comfort of your own home on Nov. 17-18, 2020. It will be a free-to-attend, completely virtual event, filled with the biggest experts in the industry – and you could be one of those experts.

We’re looking for presentations in the following tracks and areas: 


Track Use Cases we’re looking for
1 Strata Datacenter Security

Perimeter Security (Campus)

Advanced Threat & Intrusion Prevention  (TP, WF)

Web Security (URL, DNS, SaaS)

IoT Security 

Data Loss Prevention & Compliance

2 PANW Security Services GlobalProtect              
WildFire                                                                                                                                                                                                      Threat PreventionURL FilteringDNS Security

IoT Security

Data Loss Prevention

Prisma SaaS

3 Prisma Access Cloud Delivered Branch
4 Prisma SD-WAN Secure Remote Workforce
5 Prisma Cloud Network Protection

Visibility, Compliance and Governance

Identity Security

Compute Security

6 Cortex XDR Endpoint Threat Prevention

Endpoint Detection and Response

Managed Detection and Response

SOC Operations

7 Cortex XSOAR Security Orchestration

Case Management

Threat Intelligence Management 


Submit to the Call for Papers Today

We want to hear your story, so please send us your submission soon. The Call for Papers website will no longer accept submissions after Sept. 9, 2020, but we’ll be reviewing proposals on a rolling basis and will close early if we receive enough quality submissions before the end date. The earlier you submit, the greater your chances are.

Check out the Ignite Call for Papers FAQ or reach out to if you have any questions about a submission.

Submitting a paper isn’t the only way to get involved. We’re also looking for your guidance in creating an Ignite experience that meets your needs. By answering this two-minute survey, you can influence the types of proposals we select for conference sessions. 

We look forward to your submissions and your feedback, but most of all, we look forward to seeing you at Ignite!

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