Cybersecurity Question of the Month: May

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weign in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.
 
Darrin Freeman, a network engineer, is a member of Fuel's Networking & Connectivity SIG. Darrin shared his thoughts on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.

Cybersecurity professionals are expecting ransomware to grow more aggressive in the coming years, including higher ransom payments and attempts to go beyond attacking data — by shutting down entire computer systems to utilities or factories. However, a key concern is that ransomware will start targeting critical infrastructure.

Too many important computer systems are also connected to the internet — when they shouldn’t be. Businesses are also failing to properly segregate their computers from other processes. When a ransomware infection hits, it has the potential to shut down the entire operation.

How do you think ransomware attacks will evolve further? What steps have you taken within your organization to formulate a recovery plan to avoid downtime?
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, cybersecurity question of the month, cybersecurity skills gap, skills shortage

Friday Fuel Up | 16 June 2017 | Ignite '17 in the books, BackBox webinar, and Education Ignite'd continues

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM


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Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition features an Ignite '17 recap, upcoming webinar and the latest Education Ignite'd post.
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Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part Three

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Over the next few weeks, we will chronicle the process taken by Mario Perez, Fuel Board Member, Data Communications Specialist, as he prepares to take his Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification exam at Ignite ’17 in June. Mario will share his approach to prepping for this test, complete with study tips and lessons learned along the way.

Part Three: Study Tips

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Hot Topic, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Ignite, PCNSE, certification

Friday Fuel Up | 9 June 2017 | Vote for Fuel BOD, Ignite '17 + Fuel Schedule, and Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 9, 2017 9:31:57 AM


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Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition features the schedule at a glance for Fuel's booth at Ignite '17, the rewards of volunteering, and a reminder to vote for the Fuel 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors.
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The Rewards of Actively Volunteering with Fuel

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 Michelle Malcher, security architect and Fuel vice president, shares the benefits and rewards of being an active volunteer within the Fuel community and the tech industry at large.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel Volunteers

Shape the Future of Fuel

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 6, 2017 10:06:08 AM

Vote for the Fuel 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Dwight Hobbs, security services engineer and current Fuel board member, encourages users to help shape the future of Fuel User Group by voting for the Fuel Board of Directors.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel Volunteers

Friday Fuel Up | 2 June 2017 | All IT Jobs Are Cybersecurity Jobs Now, Ignite '17, and Fuel Webinar Roundup

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 2, 2017 8:01:20 AM


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Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition features why all IT jobs are becoming cybersecurity jobs, Ignite '17, and a roundup of May's webinars.
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In the Know: Zero-Touch Automation

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Automation is a key element as organizations adapt to digital transformation, and security operations are not excluded. Automating changes to Palo Alto Networks Next Generation policies can maximize agility and productivity without losing control.
 
"Tufin's zero-touch automation will allow Panorama users to expedite the creation of security policies that still coincide with device group hierarchy. The return on investment for companies will be bolstered security and allowing the IT security team to gain back more time in the workday." — Fuel Member Paul Carter, information security engineer
 
We caught up with Joe Schreiber, technical director of business development at Tufin, and Erez Tadmor, senior product manager, automation and orchestration, at Tufin, to help address questions related to automation. Schreiber and Tadmor presented a Fuel webinar on May 11 that addresses how to:
  1. Implement changes to Panorama device group Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) policies in minutes
  2. Enforce continuous compliance with security standards with proactive risk analysis
  3. Reduce the complexity of your hybrid network environment
 

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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Webinar, network management, Tufin, Automation

Friday Fuel Up | 26 May 2017 | Ignite '17, Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and Health IT

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 26, 2017 9:20:05 AM


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Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition features Ignite '17, May's Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and cybersecurity lessons from health IT.
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Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part Two

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Over the next few weeks, we will chronicle the process taken by Mario Perez, Fuel Board Member, Data Communications Specialist, as he prepares to take his Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification exam at Ignite ’17 in June. Mario will share his approach to prepping for this test, complete with study tips and lessons learned along the way.

Part Two: Intense Learning

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Hot Topic, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Ignite, PCNSE, certification

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