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November 2016

New from Unit 42

Exploit Kits: Getting in by Any Means Necessary

Learn how to reduce the attack surface, block known malware and exploits, and quickly identify and stop new threats to ensure your organization is protected from Exploit Kits.


DotW: Block Web Ads with an External Dynamic List (EDL)

DotW: Dataplane Usage

Video: Disable New Apps in Content Update

Tips & Tricks: How to Use 'Disable New Apps' in Content Update

Threat Database Handler Failed Commit Error

Getting Started: Network Address Translation (NAT)

Captive Portal Packets Dropped for Android Devices

How to Configure GlobalProtect for Custom Registry Check on Windows

Understanding HIP Configuration for Patch Management

Microsoft Office 365 Access Control Field Support Guide


Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS Now Supported

Watch the Lightboard and Demo

Tech Brief: Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS

Try Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS now


Houdini’s Magic Reappearance

Palo Alto Networks Researcher Discovers Four Critical Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

PSA: Conference Invite Used as a Lure by Operation Lotus Blossom Actors

Mirai Vulnerability Disclosed

Ransomware Getting More Targeted, Expensive

Cybersecurity Communication Barriers

7 Scary Ransomware Families

Nigerian Prince Scammers Now a Formidable Threat

Sofacy’s Flash Player Exploit Platform Exposed

John Davis Cyber Security Advice


Maine Township High School District 207

Learn about how the Main Township High School District gave students access to online content while maintaining a segmented and secure network, without disturbing the education process or impeding productivity.


Aperture: Secure SaaS Applications (EDU-163)

AutoFocus: Threat Prioritization, Research, and Mitigation (EDU-161)

PCNSE7 Practice Questions

Learn about data collection on GlobalProtect ™:
See tips from our Engineers on using end user data collection for policy reinforcement.
View data collected by our OPSWAT global partnership program.

Running into GlobalProtect connection issues? See tips from our Engineers on data needed to open a case and expedite investigations.


November 28-December 2, 2016 – AWS Re:Invent | Las Vegas, NV

December 6, 2016 – Webinar: Safely Enable SaaS Applications with Aperature

December 14, 2016 – Webinar: Preventing Security Breaches on the Endpoint

December 16, 2016 – Spark User Summit: Boston

February 13-17, 2017 – RSA | San Francisco, CA

June 12-15, 2017 – Ignite | Vancouver, BC

June 12-15, 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Register for Ignite 2017 by December 31, 2016 and receive a 100% discount to the Palo Alto Networks PCNSE exam of your choice.

Join the Fuel User Group to meet with Palo Alto Networks customers near you! Connect with like-minded professionals and stay ahead of cybersecurity trends.

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