Palo Alto Networks News of the Week – January 31

Here is all the top Palo Alto Networks news from the last week of January.

 

The Ignite Conference early bird rate and the special CNSE exam offer both expire TODAY. Register right now to ensure you don’t miss out on these deals.

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Kate Taylor discusses why malvertising concerns her more than the average attack method, and what Palo Alto Networks does to help thwart malvertising threats.

On January 22 Adobe confirmed the existence of a Zero Day affecting Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.287 and assigned CVE-2015-0311 to it. This is the classic zero day scenario of exploitation in the wild before any vendor patch was available and here Yiftach Keshet explains how the uniqueness of Palo Alto Networks Traps blocks this vulnerability.

Joerg Sieber explains why standard web security won’t keep the Internet of Things safe.

CTB-Locker is a well-known ransomware Trojan used by crimeware groups to encrypt files on the victim’s endpoints, and demand ransom payment to decrypt the files back to their original state. Find out how Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Security Platform could have stopped this ransomware attack campaign, and how to protect yourself from CTB-Locker, even if you aren’t protected by the Enterprise Security Platform.

Rick Howard reviews the book “Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon” by Kim Zetter, and discusses why it is Cybersecurity Canon-worthy, and gives his thoughts on Alan Turing and ‘The Imitation Game.’

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Customer Spotlight: Game, set, match for Australian Open host, Tennis Australia. Find out why Palo Alto Networks is proud to play a role in the IT infrastructure that supports how Tennis Australia uses IT data to improve the experience of everyone from its own security team, to sports journalists covering the tournament, to customers looking to improve their backhands.

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How well do you know your Zero Days and APTs? Take the challenge where knowledge of the worst threats out there could win you great prizes.

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Palo Alto Networks founder and CTO Nir Zuk is making the rounds in Australia and New Zealand next week. Here is where you can catch him. You can also catch Nir on a recent edition of Patrick Gray’s Risky Business podcast. Listen here.

Headed to next week’s VMware Partner Exchange? Come visit Palo Alto Networks at booth #720, and at our lab to participate in, “Virtualized Data Center Security using Palo Alto Networks Next-generation Firewalls with VMware NSX,” hosted by Warby Warburton, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Palo Alto Networks.

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

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

Advanced Endpoint Protection, A Traps Tutorial

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

Avoiding Doom in the Data Center

  • When: February 11, 2015 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
  • Where: Online

Next-Generation Firewall Performance Testing

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

Palo Alto Networks: Live Demo

  • When: February 11, 2015 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
  • Where: Online

Transform Network Security With the Software Defined Data Center

  • When: February 11, 2015 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

Advanced Endpoint Protection – We’re Changing the Game!

  • When: February 12, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
  • Where: Online

Demo – näe mitä seuraavan sukupolven tietoturva ta [Finnish]

  • When: February 12, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EET
  • Where: Online

Opplev styrken i Next-Generation Brannmurer [Norwegian]

  • When: February 12, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CET
  • Where: Online

Ultimate Test Drive – 2015 [French]

  • When: February 12, 2015 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CET
  • Where: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2月13日(金)製品体感セミナー(大阪) [Japanese]

  • When: February 13, 2015 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+9:00
  • Where: 大阪市北区

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