Significant cyber incidents continue to increase rapidly, with threat actors evolving their techniques and turning up the pressure on their victims. As the landscape continues to evolve, and threat actors leverage new creative techniques to cripple business operations, what can your organization do to prepare and stay ahead of threats?

From infection to remediation, to understanding how attackers accomplish their nefarious goals, we can help organizations prevent attacks and build effective response and recovery plans. With our threat intelligence, incident response, and product development teams working together, Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks sees attacks from a very different perspective. 

During this session, we will share our view of the current threat landscape, behind the scenes details of incidents we have responded to in support of education clients, provide an overview of the top tactics and attacker trends we are tracking, and provide recommendations for how you can protect your organization.


Ben Chase

Principal Consultant, Unit 42 | Palo Alto Networks

Ben Chase brings over two decades of cybersecurity experience in technical and leadership roles across a variety of industries. Ben has led large-scale and high-profile investigations with multiple workstreams in matters that include ransomware, system intrusion, data exfiltration, and application network traffic analysis. Ben is a U.S. Navy veteran, and has previously held a Top Secret security clearance in support of classified work; he has led teams tasked with building security infrastructure from the ground up and led incident response and e-discovery efforts for private sector organizations. He has an MBA from Gonzaga University and has earned a number of industry certifications in a variety of different subject areas, including: reverse engineering malware, offensive security, and enterprise network engineering.