This white paper talks about how we need to transform threat intelligence by integrating it into an extensible SOAR platform enabling analysts to take full control over their threat intelligence combined with the power of proven SOAR capabilities.
Security teams face a dizzying array of threats, from ransomware and cyberespionage to fileless attacks and damaging data breaches. However, the biggest headache for many security analysts is not the endless number of risks that dominate news headlines but the frustrating, repetitive tasks they must perform every day as they triage incidents and attempt to whittle down an endless backlog of alerts.
Available with PAN-OS® 9.1, Dynamic User Groups (DUGs) solve RBAC challenges by allowing admins to change a user’s group membership on the Next-Generation Firewall instantaneously, without waiting for changes to be applied in the directory.
Since the release of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), organizations worldwide have implemented the framework to better understand and manage cyber risk.
The CSF can be applied to businesses of all sizes, across regions and industries, and is being incorporated into national risk frameworks around the globe. Given its proven ability to aid in risk management and reduction, some industries have even begun to mandate its implementation. Namely, the White House recently issued an executive order requiring all federal agencies to immediately begin using the CSF to assess and manage cyber risk to protect critical infrastructure in their enterprises.
Designed to foster positive and productive risk and cybersecurity management dialogue among internal and external business stakeholders, the CSF provides a common language for all appropriate teams, spanning IT, operations, security, finance, C-suite and board of directors. Based on this open dialogue, organizations can more effectively quantify risk and prioritize investments to mitigate it.
Palo Alto Networks® Next-Generation Security Platform aligns with the CSF’s primary directive of enabling critical infrastructure operations to effectively identify, manage and reduce cyber risk. Rooted in prevention, the Next-Generation Security Platform is natively integrated to counter cyberattacks before they manifest in an organization’s environment. With full visibility into traffic – across the network, endpoints and the cloud – organizations can prevent cyberattacks based on how or where applications and data reside or are being used. This allows critical infrastructure organizations to identify the most serious ongoing threats to key business operations and reduce overall cybersecurity risk.
Download this white paper to explore the benefits of the CSF and how Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform capabilities map to and fulfill CSF subcategories.
Migrating to network security management may seem daunting, it is easier than most administrators believe. In addition to showing the benefits of centralized management, this paper will discuss how to streamline the move from individually managed next-generation firewalls to centrally managed deployments.
SCADA and Industrial Control Systems experience unprecedented levels of agility, speed, and cost savings with the adoption of information technology and increased connectivity to supporting networks.
However, with this modernization have also come undesired IT vulnerabilities and other threat vectors which are increasingly being exploited by malicious actors.
The need for improved security in ICS has never been higher and has become a board-level issue for many organizations.
In this paper Mario Chiock, Cybersecurity & Disruptive Technology Executive Adviser and Del Rodillas Senior Manager, SCADA and Industrial Controls Cybersecurity go through the nine core capabilities that define this 21st century security platform for industrial control systems.
Attackers must complete a certain sequence of events, known as the attack
lifecycle, to accomplish their objectives, whether stealing information or
running ransomware. Nearly every attack relies on compromising an endpoint to
succeed, and although most organizations have deployed endpoint protection,
infections are still common.
This executive-level whitepaper from industrial automation market experts, ARC Advisory Group, covers the challenges industrial asset owner-operators will face as they embark on their OT digital transformation initiatives.
This guide outlines the challenges Defense agencies face and methods they can use to integrate the Palo Alto Networks ecosystem into the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) to fight modern threats, meet current and future security objectives, and improve cyber resilience and operations.
Attackers have developed an arsenal of tools and techniques to break into organizations’ networks and steal valuable information. This report reveals the latest tactics that threat actors use to stay under the radar while conducting internal reconnaissance. It also explains how automation has enabled amateur hackers to carry out advanced reconnaissance and accelerate the speed of attacks.
Manufacturers are employing the industrial internet of things and other innovative technologies to produce quality goods efficiently. Read this platform brief for a summary of how Palo Alto Networks helps manufacturers compete in the global marketplace while streamlining security operations, protecting valuable data, and preventing new and known threats from impacting operations or uptime of corporate and ICS/SCADA networks.
Successful cyberattacks against a number of financial institutions across the globe from 2015-2018 have resulted in multiple instances of fraudulent fund transfers over the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, or SWIFT, network. As part of an effort to enhance the cybersecurity of the entire eco-system, members of SWIFT must annually self-attest to sixteen mandatory cybersecurity controls as of year-end 2017. In future years, non-compliance with these controls may result in notification to SWIFT counterparties and/or appropriate regulatory bodies. Furthermore, eleven advisory security controls are provided as best practices to further improve overall cyber hygiene across the SWIFT eco-system.
No single vendor can provide complete compliance with the entire set of SWIFT mandatory and advisory controls. However, the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform delivers the following:
Support for nearly 75 percent of the SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework, where various elements of the Security Operating Platform are able to address 12 of 16 mandatory controls and eight of 11 advisory controls.
Definitive least-privileged access control and other essential security capabilities to effectively segment and protect the local SWIFT environment.
Capabilities above and beyond the baseline specifications to more thoroughly protect your local SWIFT infrastructure and the rest of your organization’s computing environment from the latest unknown malware and advanced threats.
By leveraging the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform, financial institutions will be well on their way to complying with or exceeding the SWIFT mandatory and advisory controls. Beyond merely an exercise in compliance, the prevention philosophy behind the platform will improve a financial institutions overall cyber hygiene and provide better security outcomes for the organization. The result will be a more secure environment for your financial institution – one in which legitimate traffic is known and limited, with automated security enforcement to detect and address deviations. Future annual self-attestations to SWIFT will be much less stressful as your institution’s cybersecurity posture will be above and beyond their required baseline level.
The Security Reference Blueprint for Higher Education outlines security principles and a framework using the preventative capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. Using this blueprint enables education security and IT professionals to protect PII and IP data, maintain a high-performance, high-availability learning environment, and prepare to meet new and emerging technological challenges while reducing security threats.