In the Know: Network Connectivity Uncovered

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 28, 2017 1:06:59 PM

Effectively enabling your network comes down to your ability to address a range of different connectivity questions. For starters, with cabling, it’s a matter of dealing with long range, short range and twisted pair options. From there, it becomes a matter of dealing with pluggables — which goes beyond simply matching the speed, mode and fiber type.

As Fuel Member Ian P. Johnston, a security engineer and analyst, describes, “The ISO Seven Layer Networking Model is still essential to designing, maintaining, operating and troubleshooting networks. We can be thankful that Ethernet and IP now dominate layers 2 and 3, but getting the layer 1 fiber connections right seems to get harder by the month: Just as one gets used to LC and ST, along with the options for SFPs, SFP+s, LR, SR, SM, MM, etc. etc., something new like 40G or 100G comes along! Great news for data transfer, but more trouble for the engineer who's got to figure out the best connectivity options and create the BOM.”

We caught up with Chris Bihary, CEO and co-founder of Garland Technology, which provides network test access points (TAPs), to help address questions related to network connectivity. Bihary, along with Patrick Nixdorf, system engineer for Garland, will be presenting a webinar on May 2 that addresses the basics of network connectivity, along with vendor-specific connectivity such as BiDi and MTP®. This webinar will also dive into the unique environmental considerations within Industrial Ethernet and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) settings.
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Topics: Network Security, Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, garland, network connectivity, Webinar, network management

Friday Fuel Up | 28 April 2017 | Network connectivity, Ignite 17 discount and artificial intelligence tackling cyber threats

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 28, 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 a Fuel webinar preview, an exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, upcoming Fuel chapter meetings, and a look at artificial intelligence tackling cyber threats.
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Cybersecurity Question of the Month: March

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 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.

Christopher Russell, a network security consultant and SIG member, and Paul Carter, an information security engineer and member of the Fuel Community Development Council, shared their thoughts on the following question: How can cybersecurity professionals leverage artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) frameworks to implement predictive security measures?
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, threat prevention, machine learning, threat intelligence

Friday Fuel Up | 14 April 2017 | IoT DDoS Warning System, Pittsburgh Fuel User Group Meeting, Ignite 17 discount and more

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 14, 2017 7:11:05 PM


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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 upcoming Fuel User Group meeting in Pittsburgh, an exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, Fuel webinars, and the biggest cybersecurity threats to America.
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Friday Fuel Up | 7 April 2017 | Coding Bootcamps for Veterans, Ignite 2017 Discount, and more

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 7, 2017 6:11:28 PM


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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 exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, Fuel webinars, and online privacy rollbacks.
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Friday Fuel Up | 31 March 2017 | A New Fuel Webinar, Data Stealing Malware and more

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 31, 2017 10:20:31 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 exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, an infected weather app forecast and a new Fuel webinar.
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Friday Fuel Up | 24 March 2017 | An Exclusive Fuel Member Ignite Discount, Worrying Malware Statistics and more

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 24, 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 exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, top 4 worrying malware statistics and a new Fuel webinar.
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March Madness Custom App-ID from Palo Alto Networks

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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More than 50.5 million American workers, or 20 percent, could participate in March Madness office pools this year, according to a report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That's up 5 percentage points from last year and 9 points from 2014.

The loss of productivity in the opening week of March Madness could cost employers nearly $4 billion in lost revenue, according to the report. And each hour of the workday wasted on building brackets or watching games will cost employers $1.3 billion.
 
Palo Alto Networks offers recommended best practices and custom signatures to monitor and control traffic usage of the NCAA's March Madness Live page/app.
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, Palo Alto Networks, Traffic

Friday Fuel Up | 17 March 2017 | A New Webinar, An Exclusive Fuel Member Discount and more

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 17, 2017 10:00:00 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 exclusive Fuel member discount on Ignite 17, nudging Trump on a cybersecurity policy and PAN-OS 8.0 content.
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Cybersecurity Question of the Month: February

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

New on Fuel for Thought, we’re introducing a Cybersecurity Question of the Month! We asked Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions in February, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Phil De Meyer, a senior network administrator, and Robert Beckerdite, a senior systems engineer, are members of Fuel’s Editorial Subcommittee under the Community Development Council. Phil and Robert shared their thoughts on the following question: Will there be a large-scale breach in the public cloud?
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, Cloud Security, Data Breaches

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