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U.S. government spending on cybersecurity capabilities have focused more on innovation rather than interoperability, which sets back the efficiency of their cyber infrastructure, said Drew Epperson, vice president of federal engineering at Palo Alto Networks. He compared the best-of-breed approach with the platform approach, noting that federal agencies are beginning to learn to adopt unified and integrated platforms for IT defense.

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Drew Epperson, vice president for federal engineering at Palo Alto Networks, said the move to zero trust backed by the adoption of automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools could enable public sector organizations to provide a better user experience. In a video interview posted on the Carahsoft website, Epperson cited how the use of a cloud-based secure access service edge platform could benefit remote users when it comes to accessing applications.

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Carahsoft Technology has added Palo Alto Networks to its Distributor Seller of Record program to streamline the procurement process for the latter’s cybersecurity offerings available in Amazon Web Services’ digital catalog. The network and cloud security product suite of Palo Alto Networks is now available to public sector customers through AWS Marketplace with the company’s […] More
Carahsoft Technology has added Palo Alto Networks to its Distributor Seller of Record program to streamline the procurement process for the latter's cybersecurity offerings available in Amazon Web Services' digital catalog. The network and cloud security product suite of Palo Alto Networks is now available to public sector customers through AWS Marketplace with the company's addition to the DSOR program. More
Cybersecurity industry veteran Eric Trexler is motivated by the complementary forces of technology and business. He began his career as an airborne ranger and communications specialist in the U.S. Army before pivoting to the private sector, holding roles of increasing responsibility at companies such as EMC (now owned by Dell), Salesforce, McAfee, Forcepoint, and now Palo Alto Networks. The […] More
ThunderCat Technology, a reseller of information technology platforms and services to the government sector, will distribute Palo Alto Networks’ internet operations management offerings to the Department of Defense. The multi-year deal covers artificial intelligence-driven products, including attack surface management technology Cortex Xpanse designed to enable users to identify and mitigate cyber attack surface risks, Palo […] More
Executive Mosaic has presented GovCon Expert Dana Barnes, senior vice president of public sector at Palo Alto Networks, his 2022 Wash100 Award in recognition of his leadership in zero trust implementation in the federal sector. This marks the second consecutive time that Barnes was included in Executive Mosaic’s annual list of the most notable executives […] More
Palo Alto Networks has found that threat actors have been using a custom backdoor called SockDetour to target U.S. defense contractors. The company said Thursday SockDetour functions as a backup backdoor in the event that the first backdoor is removed and is hard to detect because it “operates filelessly and socketlessly on compromised Windows servers.” […] More
Mike Hurt, vice president of Federal at Palo Alto Networks, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz for the publication’s latest Executive Spotlight interview detailing his growth strategy for the company as well as driving its winning culture and delivering next-level solutions for its clients. In addition, Hurt also discussed the challenges of end-point security for federal agencies, cyber […] More
Palo Alto Networks has found that suspected foreign threat actors have compromised nine organizations across the defense, technology, health care, education and energy industries, CNN reported Sunday. Ryan Olson, vice president of the Unit 42 division at Palo Alto Networks, said the hackers sought to maintain persistent access to the targeted entities’ networks by stealing […] More
A new Palo Alto Networks survey shows that 78 percent of information technology decision-makers whose internet of things-based devices are linked to their organization’s network said they saw an increase in the number of IoT security incidents driven by the transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said Wednesday it commissioned technology […] More
Dana Barnes, senior vice president of Palo Alto Networks’ Public Sector and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz for the publication’s latest Executive Spotlight interview. During the interview, Dana Barnes discussed the challenges of creating a productive culture, the impact that artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies are having on the federal workforce […] More
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