Spark User Summit London


23 June 2016 | Hilton London Paddington, London

Get out of the office and invest in growing your network and security skills at Spark User Summit London.

  • Meet fellow Palo Alto Networks users in the London Metro area
  • Hear exclusive updates and threat research
  • Learn new skills in hands-on workshops
  • Take home actionable solutions

Breakfast, lunch and all education sessions are provided free of charge.

Spark User Summit London:

Hilton London Paddington
146 Praed Street 
London, W2 1EE, United Kingdom
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Schedule at a Glance


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09:00 - 09:30 

09:30  - 09:45
Welcome and Overview  

09:45  - 10:30 
Opening Keynote >>

Alexander Hinchcliffe, Palo Alto Networks

One of the benefits of Fuel membership is early access to the latest developments from Palo Alto Networks. This session will discuss the latest release of PAN-OS 7.1 and more, designed to expand prevention capabilities through enhanced analysis, automation and operational efficiencies by focusing on response time reduction, automated correlation of threats, and streamlined policy management.

10:30 - 10:45

10:45  - 10:50 
How to Leverage Fuel Community to Be an Expert >>

Spark London is only one day, but Fuel User Group is available to you 365 days a year! Learn more about the year-round benefits of membership, how you can access our online activities, and how you can be a part of the local Fuel chapter.

10:50 - 11:35 
Shared Experiences: Networking Activity >>

All attendees are encouraged to participate in our small group dialogue sessions, which will focus on topics selected by our attendees. In a small group setting, users will share ideas and best practices on topics including: Breaking Threats, Cloud, Endpoint & Network Security, Emerging Mobile Considerations and Analytics.This is a great way to connect with other local users.

11:35 - 11:50 

11:50  - 12:45
Breakout Sessions >>  

Migration to Palo Alto Networks Firewall Hands-on Lab - VPN, AppID & UserID

Dave Venman, Palo Alto Networks

Bring your laptop and plug in for an in-depth look at best practices for migrating your current policies to utilize your next-generation firewall to the fullest. The Palo Alto Networks Migration tool 3.0 is a new release that helps automate and accelerate the migration from third-party firewall vendors to Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, as well as the migration from port-based security policies to an application-based approach with App-ID. This hands-on session will train you to utilize the many capabilities of this new tool as we demonstrate a migration from a Cisco ASA environment to a Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall. We'll demonstrate how you can get the most value from your next-generation firewall while reducing your attack surface, and regaining visibility and control over your organization through the use of App-ID.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with firewalls and their configuration in general. Bring VMPlayer 6 or higher, workstation, or Fusion. Palo Alto Networks will provide a copy of the migration tool and a Cisco sample configuration to migrate during the session.

Threat Intelligence - Best Practices Session featuring customer case studies

Alex Hinchcliffe, Palo Alto Networks

The enterprise data center is changing rapidly in response to the frequency, severity and speed of new threats. How are security professionals and solution providers staying one step ahead? One tool at your disposal is Palo Alto Networks WildFire, as well as other threat intelligence strategies you can put into place. Our presenters will engage in a best practices “lightning round” where they will each have 10 minutes to share a short insight or story about how they combating these threats. Audience members will also be encouraged to share their stories and questions.

12:45 - 13:45
Lunch with Partners 

13:45 - 14:45
Breakout Sessions >> 

A.N.N.R.E.K - An Exploit Kit Customer Case Study

Saleem Yousaf, USS

In this real-world case study, Saleem Yousaf, Infrastructure Manager at Universities Superannuation Services Limited, will outline his team's experience trying to be proactive about build a cybersecurity strategy with a migration to Palo Alto Networks, only to be breached before the migration was complete. Saleem will outline the challenges they faced in recovering from the breach, how this impacted their migration efforts, and the lessons learned they have implemented since in order to be more proactive in addressing potential threats.

14:45  - 15:00 

15:00  - 16:15 
Breakout Sessions >> 

Streamlined Management and Context Based Visibility - Deep Dive into Panorama and the ACC

Joerg Sieber

Get a comprehensive overview of all the bells and whistles that make Palo Alto Networks’ Panorama an exceptional network security management product. Learn about our latest management features: template stacks, device group hierarchies, logging and reporting functionality and our flexible deployment options. Explore with us how to utilize the automated correlation engine and navigate all of the advanced features of the Application Command Center (ACC), including customization, workflows, and other advanced features.

16:15  - 16:20
Closing Comments >>   

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