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Dana Barnes, senior vice president for U.S. public sector at Palo Alto Networks and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, has shared that the company is continuing its investment in delivering integrated platform of capabilities to government agencies in an effort to help them gain a complete cybersecurity perspective. In an interview with CyberScoop, Barnes said […] More
Executive Mosaic has presented GovCon Expert Dana Barnes, senior vice president of public sector at Palo Alto Networks, his 2022 Wash100 Award in recognition of his leadership in zero trust implementation in the federal sector. This marks the second consecutive time that Barnes was included in Executive Mosaic’s annual list of the most notable executives […] More
Palo Alto Networks has found that threat actors have been using a custom backdoor called SockDetour to target U.S. defense contractors. The company said Thursday SockDetour functions as a backup backdoor in the event that the first backdoor is removed and is hard to detect because it “operates filelessly and socketlessly on compromised Windows servers.” […] More
Mike Hurt, vice president of Federal at Palo Alto Networks, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz for the publication’s latest Executive Spotlight interview detailing his growth strategy for the company as well as driving its winning culture and delivering next-level solutions for its clients. In addition, Hurt also discussed the challenges of end-point security for federal agencies, cyber […] More
Drew Epperson, senior director of federal engineering and chief architect at Palo Alto Networks, said cloud native access points could enable the Department of Defense to provide more secure cloud connections to warfighters by removing all implied trust while reducing latency and improving user experience. Epperson told Breaking Defense in an interview published Thursday that […] More
Palo Alto Networks has found that suspected foreign threat actors have compromised nine organizations across the defense, technology, health care, education and energy industries, CNN reported Sunday. Ryan Olson, vice president of the Unit 42 division at Palo Alto Networks, said the hackers sought to maintain persistent access to the targeted entities’ networks by stealing […] More
A new Palo Alto Networks survey shows that 78 percent of information technology decision-makers whose internet of things-based devices are linked to their organization’s network said they saw an increase in the number of IoT security incidents driven by the transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said Wednesday it commissioned technology […] More
Dana Barnes, senior vice president of Palo Alto Networks’ Public Sector and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz for the publication’s latest Executive Spotlight interview. During the interview, Dana Barnes discussed the challenges of creating a productive culture, the impact that artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies are having on the federal workforce […] More
Palo Alto Networks has received moderate-level certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its cloud-based security platform. The company’s Prima Access is meant to help government agencies protect their remote employees and branch offices from cyberthreats by providing secure connectivity while ensuring compliance with the Trusted Internet Connection 3.0 program, Palo Alto […] More
Deloitte and Palo Alto Networks have partnered to offer integrated end-to-end zero trust and multi-cloud cybersecurity services. The two companies will help enterprise and government customers defend their digital assets through an agile and simple security infrastructure, a joint statement said Wednesday. As part of the agreement, Deloitte’s zero trust framework will be offered with […] More
Palo Alto Networks has combined its security expertise with Google Cloud‘s scalable infrastructure to jointly design and engineer a new service aimed at addressing security challenges and helping customers detect threats that may harm their cloud networks. The new Cloud Intrusion Detection System is developed to assist cloud users in learning more about network-based threats […] More

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Dana Barnes, senior vice president of the public sector with Palo Alto Networks, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for driving digital transformation and for his thought leadership across the technology and government contracting (GovCon) sectors. In Sept. 2020, Barnes was appointed as the senior vice president of U.S. public sector at Palo Alto Networks.

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