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BoB Conference Exclusive: Palo Alto Networks' Mark McLaughlin On The Problems Of Today's Security Solutions, Working With The Government, And Myths About Cyber Insurance

In a live on-stage interview at The Channel Company's Best of Breed Conference, Palo Alto Networks' CEO Mark McLaughlin fielded questions on the impact of major cyberattacks and the problems stemming from the traditional security tools that are so prevalent.

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McLaughlin On Record

Security issues are top of mind everywhere from small businesses to enterprises, both in terms of major headline-grabbing attacks like last week's DDoS attack on Dyn, a key junction of the internet, to the multitude of smaller attacks that may never make the press.

The security industry's response ranges from point solutions to security platforms with a wide range of capabilities, but a successful security solution still requires vendors, partners and customers to work together.

One of those vendors taking the platform approach is Santa Clara, Calif.-based Palo Alto Networks. In a keynote interview with The Channel Company CEO Robert Faletra at the 2016 Best of Breed Conference in Atlanta, Palo Alto Networks CEO Mark McLaughlin talked about the top security issues, working with the government to protect business and national infrastructures, and what solution providers can do to better protect customers. He even had time to field questions from a couple of solution providers in the audience. Here are edited excerpts of the conversation.

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