9 New Features and Topics to Check Out in PAN-OS 6.1

9 New Features and Topics to Check Out in PAN-OS 6.1

The much anticipated PAN-OS 6.1 is finally here and with it, many new topics to read that describe new features and functionality. Here are some recommendations, hand-picked by the Technical Publications team, to add to your reading list. New Feature Documentation Local Signature Generation Support for WF-500 Appliances The WF-500 appliance can now generate signatures [...]

The New Face of (ISC)² Elections

The New Face of (ISC)² Elections

A Message from the Board Communications Committee on Board Elections This year the (ISC)² Board of Directors election process emerges after a massive year-long facelift. Through the recommendations of last year’s Board of Directors and the tenacity of the (ISC)² Management team, this year marks an unprecedented shift as the organization adjusts election processes based [...]

Examining a VBA-Initiated Infostealer Campaign

Examining a VBA-Initiated Infostealer Campaign

While Microsoft documents that leverage malicious, embedded Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros are not a new thing, their use has noticeably increased this year, thanks in part to their simplicity and effectiveness. Some threat actors commonly use this class of malware to drop a second stage payload on victim systems. Even though Microsoft attempts [...]

Web Security Tips: How PAN-DB Works

Web Security Tips: How PAN-DB Works

PAN-DB is our URL and IP database, designed to fulfill an enterprise’s web security needs. PAN-DB is tightly integrated into PAN-OS, providing you Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection with high-performance beyond traditional URL filtering. Traditional URL filtering is intended to control unwanted web surfing such as non-business or illegal sites, but it usually doesn’t cover [...]