Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – December 6

Here is all of the top Palo Alto Networks news the first week of December.

 

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As 2014 comes to a close, Palo Alto Networks subject matter experts check in on what they see as major topics and trends for 2015:

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We have officially kicked off Ignite 2015 with the opening of online registration! Read on for all the reasons you need to be there this year.

Staying on the topic of Ignite 2015, we’ve also opened the Call for Papers, so if you have a good war story about an enterprise security deployment, don’t forget to submit for a chance at a speaking slot.

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In late October, Unit 42 began examination of a VBA-Initiated Infostealer campaign. Find out what additional information they have since gathered on related malware and associated actors.

Microsoft recently released a patch for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Secure Channel (aka Schannel), MS14-066. A description of how to trigger the MS14-066 ECDSA Heap Buffer Overflow vulnerability was posted by BeyondTrust. From that Palo Alto Networks researchers were able to write a demonstration program by patching the OpenSSL 1.0.1 source code to trigger this specific vulnerability and show how this could be used for exploitation.

Recently Palo Alto Networks researcher Claud Xiao discovered WireLurker, a new family of Apple OS X and iOS malware. Much has happened since Claud’s discovery, so we’re pleased to present a new webinar on December 10 at 11 am PT covering WireLurker and the potential impact of this malware family on enterprise organizations.

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If you’re a NextWave partner, check out this quarter’s VideoWave update from Ron Myers, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, as he sits down with Todd Palmer, VP, Americas Channels, and John Spiliotis, VP, Americas Sales to talk about the successes with partners in Q1, the continued commitment to the channel, and what to expect at the 2015 Ignite Conference.

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We’re pleased to announce that Palo Alto Networks has been named a winner in the 2014 Government Security News Homeland Security Awards for Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall.

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We’re on the road with VMware and VMUG in the U.S. and Canada this month and next to discuss how you can strengthen your data center security without compromising application performance. Find an event near you to learn best practices for implementing advanced security services in a SDDC, to hear customer insights for deploying VMware NSX with micro-segmentation, and to get hands-on experience test-driving an integrated VMware-Palo Alto Networks solution.

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We’re also on the road across North and South America with Citrix and CA for the next several weeks to talk about how enterprises can streamline virtualized data centers, radically simply network services for delivering critical applications and reduce complexity and cost, all without sacrificing performance and security. Join us at an event near you.

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Here are upcoming events around the world that you should know about:

Texas A&M University Happy Hour Event

  • When: December 8, 2014 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM CST
  • Where: College Station, TX

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 8, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT + 10:00)
  • Where: Brisbane, QLD

Executive roundtable – Invitation only

  • When: December 9, 2014 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

SynerComm & Palo Alto Lunch and Learn Milwaukee, with FDIC Speaker

  • When: December 9, 2014 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
  • Where: Wauwatosa, WI

Toronto maple Leafs Vs Calgary Flames

  • When: December 9, 2014 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EST
  • Where: Toronto, ON

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 9, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+13:00
  • Where: Auckland

You can have it all: datacenter security without compromise

  • When: December 9, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+4:00
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: December 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto’s Next-Generation Security – Ultimate Test Drive

  • When: December 10, 2014 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: State College, PA

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+13:00
  • Where: Wellington

WireLurker Webinar: A New Era in OS X and iOS Malware by Unit 42

  • When: December 10, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
  • Where: Online Event

Приглашаем вас на участие в мастер-классе Palo Alto Networks по защите [Russian]

  • When: December 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM GMT+3:00
  • Where: Moscow

Приглашаем на эксклюзивный вебинар о защите ЦОД с Palo Alto Networks [Russian]

  • When: December 10, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+3:00
  • Where: Online

12月11日(木)製品実感トレーニング[Japanese]

  • When: December 11, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Ultimate Test Drive Workshop on NSX

  • When: December 11, 2014 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+13:00
  • Where: Auckland

Palo Alto Networks demo [Finnish]

  • When: December 16, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EET
  • Where: Online

12月17日(水)製品導入・運用支援トレーニング [Japanese]

  • When: December 17, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Next Generation Security Technical Workshop

  • When: December 17, 2014 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT
  • Where: London

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: December 17, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto’s Next-Generation Security – Ultimate Test Drive

  • When: December 17, 2014 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
  • Where: Arlington, VA

The Hobbit 3 Movie Premiere & Technology Forum featuring Nir Zuk!

  • When: December 17, 2014 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Where: Foxboro, MA

Cirque du Soleil-Amaluna Miami

  • When: December 18, 2014 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
  • Where: Miami Gardens, FL

Explorez les profondeurs – Prévenir les menaces persistantes avancées [French]

  • When: December 18, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

Web Security Wish List

  • When: December 18, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
  • Where: Online

Webinar: Protéjase de las amenazas avanzadas persistentes [Spanish]

  • When: December 18, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

12月19日(金)製品体感セミナー [Japanese]

  • When: December 19, 2014 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

 

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