Journey to the Center of the SOC 2023 Solutions Forum

It's easy to feel overwhelmed as part of a security team. Every day, analysts have to stare down the perils hidden at the center of the SOC ' too much noise, too much manual remediation and too many missed threats. It's time to integrate automation and machine learning into every step of your security voyage.

Join us for a live, thrill-packed, Journey to the Modern SOC and learn how to

  • Stop wasting effort on small tasks a smart security platform can handle and focus on security problems that need you
  • Understand critical stages of SOAR adaption and metrics to baseline your progress.
  • How to deduce the risk on an unmanaged attack surface.
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Agenda | January 26, 2026 | 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

Timeline (EST)

Session Details

11:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Matt Bromiley, SANS Senior Instructor

11:20 AM

The Modern SOC, Reimagined

Today’s enterprise generates many times more security data than only a few years ago. Yet the typical SOC operates on data silos, aging technology and manual activities that invite attackers to exploit the mismatch. Many customers have yet to integrate their cloud operations with their SOC.

Cortex XSIAM is designed to be the new center of SOC activities, replacing SIEM and other specialty products. An automation-first approach radically improves protection while transforming and streamlining today’s manual SecOps model.

Join our session as we discuss today’s advanced adversaries and share their expert views on how SOC teams must adapt to cope with a flood of disconnected data.

Greg Smith, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cortex XSIAM

12:05 PM

Break

12:15 PM

An Insider’s Guide to SOAR Adoption

Finding value with a security automation orchestration and response (SOAR) product can be challenging without direction. If your organization doesn’t have the internal expertise to provide that direction, you could easily find yourself adrift and unable to realize the benefits promised by this new capability. We will close this session out with a brief overview of XSOAR 8, the latest SOAR solution from Palo Alto Networks. Join Josh Zelonis, Palo Alto Networks own Director of Security Strategy, as he delves into customer provided telemetry to help you understand critical stages of SOAR adoption and metrics to baseline your progress. He will joined by Jane Goh, Principal Product Marketing Lead for Cortex XSOAR as she gives you a quick overview of XSOAR 8 and how it can help you start on your security incident response automation journey.

Josh Zelonis, Director of Security Strategy, Palo Alto Networks

Jane Goh, Product Manager, Cortex XSOAR

1:10 PM

Break

1:20 PM

Unveiling the Next Phase of Attack Surface Management

Attack surfaces are growing at alarming rates, outpacing security visibility and control. This growth leads to unknown exposures because most security teams today still rely on manual analysis and are weighed down by backlogged repairs. What can be done?

We will deep dive into the evolution of attack surface management (ASM) and ways to reduce the risks of a complex, persistent unmanaged attack surface. We will also unveil Active Attack Surface Management, our solution to transform and help your organization reduce the frequency and severity of security incidents. Learn how your teams can now use automation to proactively defend against attacks!

Join to learn:

  • How to reduce the risks on an unmanaged attack surface.
  • The features and benefits of Active Attack Surface Management.
  • How Active ASM with our Active Response Module works in a fast-paced demo.

Abhishek "Abhi" Anbazhagan, Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Alyssa Ramella ,Technical Marketing Engineer, Palo Alto Networks

2:05 PM

Wrap-Up

Matt Bromiley, SANS Senior Instructor