Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – January 24



Check out the top Palo Alto Networks news from this past week.

 

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Unit 42 investigates an antivirus app in the Google Play store, which our WildFire analysis cloud captured and identified as “Scareware,” that displayed fake virus detection results to scare users into purchasing a premium service and was downloaded over a million times.

Register for Ignite and save $400 when you add the CNSE exam by January 31.

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In an effort to continue to drive the performance testing conversation toward the use of application-centric metrics, Palo Alto Networks partnered with Ixia and David Newman of Network Test to develop the first ever public-facing performance test that uses applications commonly found on your network. Learn more and see the results here.

Check out this whitepaper to read about the shortcomings of proxies and find out how a next-generation security platform can provide faster, simpler and more comprehensive security.

Need to set up a VM-Series NSX edition firewall? Use the checklist in the VM-Series Deployment Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Researchers from Unit 42 attended ShmooCon 2015 this past weekend and participated in several great presentations. Here they recap a few of their favorites.

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Check out highlights of recent Palo Alto Networks coverage in China.

Rick Howard explains why he thinks that the book “Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for the Security Practitioners” by Jason Andress and Steve Winterfeld is Cybersecurity Canon-worthy, and why “Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld” by Jeffrey Carr is a must-read for cybersecurity historians.

Find out how to vote on which books you want to see join Parmy Olson’s We Are Anonymous in the Cybersecurity Canon. Don’t see your favorite cybersecurity book on the candidate list? You should submit it for consideration.

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

Webinar Santé [French]

  • When: January 27, 2015 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CET
  • Where: Online

1月28日(水)Webセミナー [Japanese]

  • When: January 28, 2015 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Advanced Endpoint Protection, A Traps Tutorial

  • When: January 28, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: January 28, 2015 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

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

  • When: January 28, 2015 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
  • Where: Houston, TX

1月30日(金)製品実感トレーニング[Japanese]

  • When: January 30, 2015 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Программа партнерского мероприятия Palo Alto Networks [Russian]

  • When: January 30, 2015 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM GMT+3:00
  • Where: Москва

Lunch with Nir Zuk, Founder & CTO, Palo Alto Networks

  • When: February 3, 2015 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+13:00
  • Where: Auckland

Advanced Endpoint Protection, A Traps Tutorial

  • When: February 4, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Breakfast with Nir Zuk, Founder & CTO, Palo Alto Networks

  • When: February 4, 2015 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM GMT+11:00
  • Where: Melbourne, VIC

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: February 4, 2015 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Virtual Data Centre Ultimate Test Drive

  • When: February 4, 2015 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT
  • Where: London

Cyber Security Predictions: What to Expect in 2015

  • When: February 5, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
  • Where: Online

Ultimate Test Drive – 2015 [French]

  • When: February 5, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CET
  • Where: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2月6日(金)製品実感トレーニング [Japanese]

  • When: February 6, 2015 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 千代田区

Breakfast with Nir Zuk, Founder & CTO, Palo Alto Networks

  • When: February 6, 2015 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM GMT+11:00
  • Where: The Rocks, NSW

Die Zwei um Zwölf – Modern Malware – Bedrohungsanalyse heute [German]

  • When: February 6, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

 

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