December 2021 Rewind: Here's What You Missed on LIVEcommunity

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2021 is officially in our rearview mirror! We rounded out another wild year in cybersecurity with a month of helpful, insightful, and informative content in December. These are last month's highlights on LIVEcommunity:

 

What’s New in Cortex XSOAR Threat Intelligence Management 3.0

 

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In December, Palo Alto Networks announced the launch of Cortex XSOAR Threat Intelligence Management 3.0, a next-level tool for fighting cybercrime! Brand-new, strategic threat intelligence features included in the Threat Intelligence Management 3.0 release allow organizations to effectively and swiftly combat cybercrime.

 

ICYMI: Read the this announcement blog now, and be sure to register for the Threat Intelligence Management, Elevated webinar to hear from the world’s most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, and guest speaker Joseph Blankesnhip reveal what’s next in Cortex XSOAR Threat Intelligence Management.

 

Cortex XDR 3.1 and Cortex XDR Agent 7.6 Are Here!

 

Cortex XDR 3.1 delivers amazing new features that take management and visibility to the next level. This new release makes it easier than ever to monitor cloud assets and normalize data from a growing number of log sources. While the groundbreaking Cortex XDR 3.0 release allows data to be gathered from virtually any source, Cortex XDR 3.1 improves upon this with better integration and insights.

 

The Apache Log4j Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

 

In swift response to the Apache Log4j Vulnerability, LIVEcommunity published a Apache Log4j Vulnerability Information and Resources blog directing members to Unit 42’s blog, as well as other content to help folks address the vulnerability, including: 

 

 

LIVEcommunity understands the critical importance and value of having a cohesive, measured, and thoughtful rapid response to vulnerabilities and cybersecurity attacks—especially when headlines are setting off alarm bells across the globe. By publishing approved messaging that is immediately accessible to the public, LIVEcommunity aids in ensuring that Palo Alto Networks customers are informed and transparently communicated with during such events, building trust, assurance, and confidence in our products and company as a whole. 


Cyber Elite Spotlight Interview: Get to Know Tom Piens, aka @reaperPANgurus

 


The latest in our Spotlight Interview Series is a video interview with Cyber Elite expert Tom Piens, aka @reaper. This series gives us a chance to get to know our Cyber Elite experts, LIVecommunity’s most engaged and savvy members.

 

Tom was Palo Alto Networks' first international support engineer in 2010 supporting the EMEA timezone. He became part of the LIVEcommunity in 2015 and, despite leaving PAN in 2020 to become a freelance consultant, has continued to be a highly involved member in the community. Watch the video to learn more!

 

2021 Year In Review: VM-Series and CN-Series

 

Get the scoop on recent developments with VM-Series virtual firewalls and CN-Series container firewalls, as well as major milestones that were achieved for our customers in 2021.


10 Cybersecurity Tips for Safe Online Shopping

 

Scams like social engineering, phishing emails, or spoofed and malicious websites are among the most popular ways to trick unsuspecting shoppers—not just in the U.S., but all over the world. That’s why we published 10 important tips for staying alert and spotting red flags that could indicate scammers at work. Some of them may surprise you!

 

Prisma Cloud Data Loss Prevention

 

Data theft is on the rise, but data loss prevention software such as Prisma Cloud Data Security (PCDS) can help. PCDS is always on, always scanning for sensitive data, and provides actionable alert information. Read more about how you can ensure your organization’s security posture is up-to-date and capable of reducing risk of data loss across your multi-cloud and compute environments in this blog by @RPrasadi on Prisma Cloud and Data Loss Prevention


Tips & Tricks: How to Set a Master Key

 

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Did you know that you can add an additional layer of protection to your passwords and private keys on your Next-Generation Firewalls and Panorama?

 

To ensure your private data is safe, passwords and private keys contained on the firewall are encrypted in the configuration file. Should someone get their hands on your configuration file, they won't be able to simply read your information. Learn more in this Tips & Tricks blog on how to set a master key by @kiwi


DOTW: Can't Find Asset Information During Case Creation Process

 

Got a problem? We got a solution. In fact, after solutions engineer @kiwi noticed that customers were commonly unsure of where to find an asset or fill out the Get Help form with their asset information, he decided to write a blog explaining how to do just that. This Discussion of the Week blog delves into common reasons that customers have trouble finding assets during the (recently improved!) Get Help process and offers an easy and quick way to find that information.

 

Tips & Tricks: How to Customize Your Response Pages

 

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Ever wanted to have a more dynamic or explanatory response page? The default response pages are pretty good, but sometimes you want to add that little bit extra. Learn how to “spice up” these response pages by adding your own HTML code and customizations here.

 

Tips & Tricks: What is an Application Override?

 

Want to learn what an Application Override is and walkthrough a sample use case scenario? Check out this Tips & Tricks blog by @jdelio to do just that.


ICYMI: End-of-Life Announcements for PAN-OS 8.1, 9.0, 10.0 and ION 7000

 

PAN-OS 8.1 and 9.0 will end-of-life on March 1, 2022, and PAN-OS 10.0 will be end-of-life on July 16, 2022. @nekumar walks customers through how to prepare, continue to receive uninterrupted technical support, timely bug fixes and maintenance releases, plus what’s new in PAN-OS 9.1, PAN-OS 10.0, and PAN-OS 10.1 in this blog, “Prepare for End-of-Life PAN-OS and Migrate to Latest PAN-OS Version .”


In other EOL news, Palo Alto Networks is retiring the Prisma SD-WAN ION 7000 hardware appliance. The end-of-sale date will be February 1, 2022 and the end of life date will be February 1, 2027; find out more in this brief ION 7000 EOL Announcement.


Psst... it's not too late to check out LIVEcommunity's Year in Review if you're interested in learning about the community highlights and happenings from 2021!

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