Spark User Summit Chicago: October 3

October 3, 2017 | TechNexus, Chicago IL

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Spark User Summit Chicago brought together Palo Alto Networks users in the Chicagoland area for a day of networking and learning. 

Spark Chicago included hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions with actionable strategies for key security issues. As well as an exclusive look at the latest in threat research from Palo Alto Networks. 

Spark User Summit Chicago

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr., 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Schedule at a glance


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration


9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Keynote: Breakthroughs at 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 product updates and releases, including new features in PAN-OS 8.0, GlobalProtect Cloud  and Logging Services, Traps 4.0 and more. This information will help you expand prevention capabilities through enhanced analysis, automation and operational efficiencies; we'll cover topics including response time reduction, automated correlation of threats, and streamlined policy management, then leave time for audience Q&A.

10:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with VMware NSX - Part 1
How do you accelerate the deployment of business-critical applications without compromising security? How do you define dynamic security policies to protect against advanced threats while keeping pace with data center virtualization? VMware and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to deliver a solution that combines fast provisioning of network and security services with next-generation security in the data center. In this lab, learn how to deploy the Palo Alto Networks virtualized next-generation firewall VM-1000-HV with VMware NSX to secure VM to VM communications.

Network Monitoring Best Practices

11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Break

11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform with VMware NSX - Part 2
How do you accelerate the deployment of business-critical applications without compromising security? How do you define dynamic security policies to protect against advanced threats while keeping pace with data center virtualization? VMware and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to deliver a solution that combines fast provisioning of network and security services with next-generation security in the data center. In this lab, learn how to deploy the Palo Alto Networks virtualized next-generation firewall VM-1000-HV with VMware NSX to secure VM to VM communications.

Best Practices for Your Internet Edge
Attend this session to learn how you can engineer a prevention-oriented security architecture focusing on the four key pillars: (1) Gaining visibility, (2) Reducing attack surface, (3) Preventing known threats, and (4) Detecting and preventing new threats. You will understand the value of using capabilities like App-ID, User-ID, Decryption, WildFire, and Threat Prevention in your policies. You will also hear cool tips on best practice implementation, with a special emphasis on new features.

12:25 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Lunch with Partners

1:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Advanced Endpoint Protection - Part 1
The endpoint is ranked the number one target for cyberattacks. Come join us in this hands-on session to learn how to defeat the adversary at the endpoint with Palo Alto Networks Advanced Endpoint Protection. You will learn how to:

  • Break down the sophisticated threat lifecycle and chain-like nature of exploits 
  • Prevent file and network-based exploits originating from executable or data files
  • Leverage cloud intelligence to enhance zero-day threat protection

Prerequisite: Participants must have a laptop with an HTML5-compatible browser.

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.

2:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Advanced Endpoint Protection - Part 2
The endpoint is ranked the number one target for cyberattacks. Come join us in this hands-on session to learn how to defeat the adversary at the endpoint with Palo Alto Networks Advanced Endpoint Protection. You will learn how to:

  • Break down the sophisticated threat lifecycle and chain-like nature of exploits 
  • Prevent file and network-based exploits originating from executable or data files
  • Leverage cloud intelligence to enhance zero-day threat protection

Prerequisite: Participants must have a laptop with an HTML5-compatible browser.

Fuel Fireside Chats - Sharing the Next-Generation Firewall Experience
A small group of Fuel members will share their stories of migrating to and utilizing Palo Alto Networks firewalls. If you want to learn more about the differences in migrating from different firewalls, how the next-generation firewall changed policy planning and management, and what other users are considering as additional layers of their cyber security strategy, this is a can't miss session.

3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Closing Comments

Thank You to Our Partners

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