Spark User Summit New York: February 6

February 6, 2018 | Convene, New York, NY


At Spark User Summit New York, attendees networked with fellow Palo Alto Networks users in the New York City area, and heard the latest updates and threat research from Palo Alto Networks.

Spark New York, featured a live broadcast of the Palo Alto Networks Epic Cloud Security Event webcast. In addition to watching the live broadcast, featuring the stories of cloud pioneers and global organizations. Attendees had the opportunity to compare notes with other users and have questions answered by Palo Alto Networks experts.

Spark User Summit New York

810 Seventh Ave
New York, NY 10019


Schedule at a Glance

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote

Disrupting How Cybersecurity is Consumed
The signs that the security market is ready for disruption are here. Join us to learn more about how the security market is evolving, maturing and ultimately, ready for disruption.

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions

High Availability Architectures
The multiple High Availability (HA) options for Palo Alto Networks firewalls can be confusing and, if not well-understood, lead to unplanned outages, the situation HA is intended to avoid. Join Nexum's George Elgin as he explains the different PAN HA architectures, explains which architectures should be preferred or avoided for a number of use cases, and digs in on how to troubleshoot Active-Active HA.

Continuous Security for the Hybrid Enterprise
Networks are expanding in all directions, transforming with varying segmentation, and changing their taxonomy with transient and fresh computing models: cloud, virtual, IoT, containers, etc. Security must be continuous, because it must travel with the enterprise, forward in time and evolve with the enterprise as the attack surface (space) changes. Additionally, organizations will continue to utilize traditional infrastructure as well as adopt the latest resources that serves their business goals. Continuous security must meet both the heritage network technologies and security challenges embedded in the latest computing models. The enterprise is hybrid. Security must be the same. Join this session to learn how you can prepare for the challenges that enterprises will face in this new and shifting landscape.

11:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Break

11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Session

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.

12:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Lunch & Epic Cloud Security Session

Epic Cloud Security Session
In this exciting live broadcast, we'll be bringing showcasing cloud pioneers and global organizations that have embraced the cloud – and succeeded. Hosted by Salim Ismail, best-selling author, futurist and technology entrepreneur, THE EPIC CLOUD SECURITY EVENT will feature A-list cloud experts and Palo Alto Network's chief product officer, Lee Klarich. 

This epic event will cover:

  • Redefining roles and responsibilities in the cloud
  • Choosing the right cloud partners for your journey
  • How security must keep pace with the speed of the cloud
  • Native versus third-party cloud security and why you need them both

The broadcast will be followed by a brief Q&A. 

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

Deploying Palo Alto Networks in the Public Cloud - A Technical Deep Dive
Defined as a ready-made compute, networking, and storage environment, the public cloud brings ubiquitous access to users, rapid scalability to address workload “bursts,” and infrastructure consistency. Learn how ensuring your applications and data are kept safe from attackers is your responsibility. We'll then cover how tools like application enablement policies can protect you against known and unknown threats.

2:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fireside Chats 

Fuel Fireside Chats - From Disruption to Innovation
A small group of Fuel members will share their stories and detail how they took potential moments of disruption and changed them into opportunities to develop a stronger cybersecurity posture. If you want to learn more about how other users are adapting to the impact of public cloud, developing threat mitigation strategies, and getting better and faster insight from their data, this is a can't miss session.

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

*subject to change.




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