It’s been another exciting year here at Palo Alto Networks — chock full of big news, interesting events, and groundbreaking research. Let’s take a look back at some of the top-performing content and most interesting news from the past year.
Announcements & Accolades
We had no shortage of announcements and accolades in 2015, which made it hard to track down the top announcements of the year. But, after much debate, we narrowed it down to two key milestones.
In April, Palo Alto Networks was recognized for the fourth time as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader. In September, we broke ground on our brand new headquarters in Santa Clara to accommodate more than 5,000 workers, giving us the space we need to keep growing.
Unit 42 threat intelligence
Unit 42 had a busy year researching threats left and right. Two of the top-performing pieces of research from 2015 were XcodeGhost and KeyRaider. Check out the rest of Unit 42’s top research from the past year.
2015 saw a newly formed Cybersecurity Canon committee who published a regular series of book reviews, including:
- Ben Rothke’s review of The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
- Rick Howard’s review of Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners
- Robert Clark’s review of Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare
- Brian Kelly’s review of Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide
- Christina Ayiotis’ review of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers
- Dawn-Marie Hutchinson’s review of The Illusion of Due Diligence: Notes from the CISO Underground
- Hannah Kuchler’s review of The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
- Jon Oltsik’s review of The Florentine Deception
- Steve Winterfeld’s review of Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
As we look to 2016, our experts across verticals and business units published a series of cybersecurity predictions. Here are some of the top posts:
- Michael Moshiri predicts that growth in exploit-based attacks will require increased emphasis on prevention.
- Joerg Sieber predicts how changes in marketing trends could impact web-based attacks in 2016.
- Jonathan Lewis predicts the major trends that will gain prominence for service providers next year.
Ignite 2015 was our biggest one yet, and we are thankful for all of our great customers and attendees. The week-long event featured the MythBusters, the Most Interesting Man in the World, and new inductees to the Cybersecurity Canon.
You can relive the excitement by watching keynotes from CEO Mark McLaughlin, CTO Nir Zuk and EVP of Product Management Lee Klarich, and check out the results from the survey we conducted of attendees.
Cyber Threat Alliance
The Cyber Threat Alliance expanded with additional members and the founders went on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to discuss how collaboration between security companies is helping customers in the ongoing battle against cyberattackers. Learn more about the Alliance.
We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. We look forward to more great things in 2016!