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Dec 12 2022

Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’22: What to Expect

The 10th anniversary of Ignite promises expert insights, strategies and solutions.

Cybersecurity has become integral to business success, and IT leaders continuously search for new ways to keep their organizations safe. But it’s a complex and dynamic problem: As the digital economy grows, digital crime grows with it. The larger a business’s digital footprint grows, the more vulnerable it becomes to attack. An October 2022 McKinsey report notes that “at the current rate of growth, damage from cyberattacks will amount to about $10.5 trillion annually by 2025 — a 300 percent increase from 2015 levels.”  

A Vision for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts such as Jeffrey Caso and Marc Sorel believe this opens up a significant market for new products and services — perhaps $2 trillion worth of untapped potential, according to a recent study conducted by McKinsey.

At this year’s Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’22 in Las Vegas, industry experts and IT professionals will discuss this dilemma and the next generation of cybersecurity technologies. The conference promises to give business leaders valuable insights to secure the way forward.

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In honor of the conference’s 10th anniversary, award-winning comedian Hasan Minhaj will host the welcoming events. The conference will also highlight women in cybersecurity who have contributed major advances in this area.

Cybersecurity Experts Talk Threats and Incident Response

The keynote session will focus on innovative threat research and best practices for protecting the digital journey. Specifically, attendees can expect to learn more about network security, cloud-delivered security services, secure access service edge, cloud-native application protection and incident response. Industry-specific solutions will also be covered, along with  trending topics ranging from security operations centers to cyber liability insurance.

This year’s conference has an impressive roster of participants, including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM, PwC and more. Featured speakers include Justin Avery, director of business development for CDW; Christopher Fredrick, director of information security for CDW; Sharon Ben Zeev, manager of vulnerability research for Palo Alto Networks; and Darrell Hawkins, cyber CTO for Otis Elevator.

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Zero Trust and Understanding the Threat Landscape

It’s no longer a question of if your organization will suffer a breach but when. That’s why threat and incident responses are driving toward more defensive, diverse protectionsCyber liability insurance is one of them, providing businesses with a combination of coverage options to help protect against data breaches and other cybersecurity issues. Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora and Wendi Whitmore, senior vice president for cyber consulting and threat intelligence for the company, will discuss strategies for building cybersecurity from the ground up.

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The Importance of a Security Operations Solutions

Security operations solutions are a growing area of interest for IT leaders. If optimized, SecOps can improve an organization’s cyber resilience, manage potential vulnerabilities and help IT teams resolve issues quickly. Gonen Fink, senior vice president of Cortex for Palo Alto Networks, and Niall Browne, senior vice president and CISO for Palo Alto Networks, will discuss several new Cortex technologies that are transforming SecOps.

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