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Changing the Game in Public Cloud Security

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (2017-03-22 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Erik Yunghans, Scott Simkin, Dave Shackleford


  • Palo Alto Networks

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Security remains a top concern as you transition more workloads to the public cloud, with cyber attackers attempting to compromise sensitive data and resources wherever they reside. Providers will profess that your applications and data are more secure in the cloud, but how can you be sure? Join this webcast spotlighting how the AutoFocus(TM) threat intelligence service can help you identify and take action on threats targeting the public cloud, including how VM-Series virtualized firewalls can protect your organization with next-generation security.

You will see:

  • Breaking public cloud threats found by AutoFocus
  • How the VM-Series and AutoFocus automate targeted threat identification and prevention
  • Key differences between the VM-Series and other cloud security offerings

Speaker Bios

Erik Yunghans

Erik Yunghans is a Threat Prevention Consulting Engineer for Palo Alto Networks. In his tenure he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies to provide guidance and thought leadership in developing unified and cohesive strategies for combating the modern day threat landscape. Through the use of real-world examples used in the creation of malware, exploits and DDoS attacks Erik provides unique insight into the security landscape through the eyes of an attacker.

Scott Simkin

Scott is Sr. Group Manager of the Threat Intelligence Cloud team at Palo Alto Networks; responsible for leading efforts across threat analytics, intelligence, research and driving automated prevention for our customers. His areas of expertise span many facets of Cybersecurity industry, including bringing innovative new products to market. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Mr. Simkin spent half a decade at Cisco Systems in roles covering threat analytics, intelligence and research. He holds a bachelors degree from Santa Clara University.

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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