October 2023 Rewind: LIVEcommunity Highlights

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Welcome to our October 2023 Rewind, where we review some of LIVEcommunity’s biggest headlines from the past month!


In October, we featured articles and blogs on: identifying and deploying PAN-OS versions on Google Cloud, helpful tips and tricks, celebrating CX Day 2023, a new member spotlight, various Cortex Playbooks, new PANCast episodes and much more! Read on to see community's October 2023 highlights. 


Identify and Deploy specific PAN-OS versions of VM-Series on Google Cloud

This article provides an alternative method to identify exact versions of the VM-Series NGFW directly without having to either upgrade or create a new base image. In this article, we will look at how to identify the VM-Series versions based on the PAN-OS version and licensing model, how to deploy a specific version of VM-Series and then also how we can deploy the same through automation. Read on to learn more…


Tips & Tricks: Packet Buffer Protection (PBP)

Protect your firewall and network against single-source denial of service (DoS) attacks that can wreak havoc on your packet buffer and disrupt your legitimate traffic, Palo Alto Networks firewalls have a feature called Packet Buffer Protection (PBP). Read on to gain more insight into this feature… 


Tips & Tricks: How to Factory Reset Your VM-Series Firewall

Factory resetting your firewall is a drastic step that should only be taken when necessary and with careful consideration. It's important to note that a factory reset should not be taken lightly, as it will erase all configurations and data on the firewall. 


Enhancing Micro-Segmentation with Layer-7 Visibility & Threat Protection

While micro-segmentation products such as VMware NSX prevent attackers from moving around an organization’s network, it is only part of the bigger picture. To ensure threats don’t move laterally between applications that are allowed to talk to each other, a deeper level of threat inspection is needed that protects against Data Loss caused by DNS tunneling and Data Exfiltration. 


LIVEcommunity Celebrates CX Day 2023!

October 3rd was Customer Experience Day, aka CX Day. The Customer Experience Professional Association (CXPA) describes it as a time when "the CX community celebrates the professionals and companies that make great customer experiences happen.”. At Palo Alto Networks, creating positive experiences for our customers is a pillar of our values. Learn more about why this day is important and hear from Manager of Digital Experience Design, Chris Todd about his thoughts on CX Day! 


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

There’s no better time to think about securing your data and devices than, well, a month dedicated to cybersecurity. October 2023 marks the 20 years since the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) created Cybersecurity Awareness Month.


LIVEcommunity Member Spotlight: @sawjain

For our Member Spotlight, we’d like to applaud one of our community members, @sawjain, for their participation and engagement in the LIVEcommunity. Since joining the community in March 2023, they have written 194 posts, received 55 likes, and authored 48 solutions (and counting)!.


Playbook of the Week: Automating DLP Incident Feedback

Cortex XSOAR automates and streamlines the exemption request process with the DLP Incident Feedback Loop playbook. This playbook speeds up exemption request management in Enterprise DLP incidents, enabling organizations to enrich user details, seek approvals, and communicate outcomes effectively. By doing so, it ensures that robust data security measures are maintained with quicker response times. Learn more by reading this playbook!


Playbook of the Week: Cloud Token Theft Response 

Cloud computing's scalability, adaptability, and cost-efficiency have seen businesses increasingly utilize these services. Nevertheless, with the growth of cloud services come new security risks. Among these issues, cloud token theft is gaining prominence. This article elaborates on cloud token theft, its risks, and how organizations can detect and counter these security threats. Learn more by reading this playbook!


Playbook of the week: Uncover Your RDP Secrets 

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. Learn more by reading this playbook!


Playbook of the Week: Unleash the Power of Identity Threat Intelligence with Automation

Security operations must be proactive against identity-related threat vectors, such as compromised accounts and malicious insiders. This means leveraging the power of AI and automation for advanced detection capabilities that enable organizations to quickly identify, investigate, and ultimately respond to identity threats.


New PANCast Episodes Are Out!


PANCast is a Palo Alto Networks podcast that provides actionable insights from cybersecurity experts to customers, helping them ensure each day is more secure than the one before it.


Visit our PANCast homepage to learn more and watch our previous podcasts in this series.


PANCast™ Episode 28: A Few Things to Know About PAN-OS Versioning


PANCast™ Episode 29: Tools Used by TAC


October ‘23 Discussion Highlight: Posts With Accepted Solutions


Nominated Discussions help LIVEcommunity Solutions Engineers highlight a discussion that has an Accepted Solution, and turn it into an article with additional helpful information, documentation, and clarity! Here are the Nominated Discussions we published this past month:


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