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Don't Open These-- The Five Most Dangerous File Types

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM EDT (2019-08-29 19:30:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford, Erik Yunghans, John Harrison


  • Palo Alto Networks

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So many breaches and infections start with someone in your organization innocently clicking on a legitimate-seeming attachment or document.

You probably know that opening these files and attachments without the proper security in place can put you and your company at serious risk, but how do you know which files are malicious and what are the most effective means to counter them?

Join our webinar and learn about the latest in malicious file types and how WildFire, file blocking, and SSL decryption are key to successfully protecting your organization.

Palo Alto Networks and SANS experts team up to examine the latest automated and evasive attack techniques adversaries are using to bypass your defenses. You will learn about the five major malicious file types you need to protect against and more importantly exactly how you can stop them, drawing on our experiences with attack frameworks and our own Unit 42 playbooks.

This is a webinar you wont want to miss.

Speaker Bios

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.

Erik Yunghans

Erik Yunghans is a Technical Marketing Engineer focusing on Malware Analysis & Threat Intelligence 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. Using 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.

John Harrison

John is a cybersecurity evangelist, based in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with over twenty years’ experience in the cybersecurity industry. John has been at Palo Alto Networks for six years where leads Product Marketing activities in Europe for Network Security and Public Cloud solutions. He previously was the Sr. Product Manager for Threat Prevention technologies and ran part of the Unit 42 Threat Research team delivering innovative solutions for the prevention of threats and adversaries within enterprise networks for Palo Alto Networks. John joined Palo Alto Networks from Symantec where he was the Group Product manager delivering endpoint protection, anti-malware technologies and security solutions. John has held various positions in IT and Product Management at Apple Computer, 3Com, and National Semiconductor. John received his MBA from St. Mary’s College and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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