Today's Biggest Cloud Security Challenges

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 9, 2018 10:02:13 AM

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Use of the cloud is growing — but so are the problems that industries are facing to make it a safe tool. Gartner predicts that, by 2021, more than half of global enterprises already using the cloud today will adopt an all-in cloud security strategy. Given the tool’s rapid growth, companies are sometimes finding more challenges than solutions. Being ahead of the curve is the best way to ensure that cloud usefulness is maximized. Here are a few areas cybersecurity professionals should keep a close eye on to ensure they’re staying on top of common challenges.   

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Topics: Cloud Security Management, Cloud Security

A Refresh on Passwords

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 2, 2018 4:45:00 PM

Thursday, August 2, 2018

By Paul Carter, Fuel User Group volunteer

Unit42-PasswordsUnit 42 is the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks and believe threat intelligence should be free, shared and available for all. s and industry experts. Unit 42’s podcast, titled Don’t Panic, is widely regarded as an engaging and entertaining way to keep up to date with the latest in cybersecurity. We asked Fuel User Group volunteer Paul Carter to listen to an episode on passwords and share his thoughts here. You can learn more about Unit 42 here and listen to the same episode as Paul did here.

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Topics: passwords, password manager, Unit 42 Podcast

How to Set Up a Palo Alto Networks PA-220 Next-Generation Firewall from Factory Defaults

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 23, 2018 3:41:22 PM

Monday, July 23, 2018

By Charles Buege, a Fuel User Group member

PA-220Charles Buege is a Fuel User Group member who has a home lab setup unlike most others. Using a commercial internet provider and running multiple firewalls, his home lab gives him plenty of hands-on learning experience that can translate into his daily work environment. Here he shares how he set up the Palo Alto Networks PA-220 next-generation firewall. Be sure to read his other Fuel blog post, “My Journey to SSL Decryption.”

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Topics: PA-220, next-generation firewall

DevOps: A Methodology for Improved Efficiency

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 11, 2018 6:15:04 PM

Thursday, July 12, 2018


What is DevOps?

The DevOps movement came to life from the desire to apply principles of Agile software development to IT operations. DevOps usually involves practices such as automated testing, proactive monitoring, and Agile development. Like most tools or techniques within the cybersecurity industry, it requires effective education and research on its use and effectiveness. DevOps can be used to keep projects on schedule, improve productivity, and decrease costs.

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Topics: DevOps

Leading with Disruption and Innovation: A Reflection on Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2018

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2018 9:49:11 AM

Monday, June 18, 2018

By John Matelski, President of Fuel User Group, Chief Innovation & Information Officer
DeKalb County, Georgia

ignite18US-facebook-sharedThe Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2018 conference has come and gone, but the value of the education and engagement that occurred in Anaheim will live on. For me, there were two big takeaways.

The first takeaway: the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework is here to stay. Palo Alto Networks continues to take a leadership role in the security industry by driving cybersecurity innovation and collaboration with its Application Framework.

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Topics: application framework, Ignite 2018

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 5, 2018 2:15:53 PM

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

How can cybersecurity professionals harness the power of machine learning to its fullest capabilities?

Cybersecurity QoMMachine learning continues to be touted as one of the most powerful tools to help quickly identify threats. In theory, this frees up time for cybersecurity professionals to focus on other tasks. However, some reports indicate that machine learning, when not approached properly, can create an unmanageable amount of false positive alerts, resulting in time and money wasted.

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Topics: cybersecurity question of the month, machine learning

3 Steps to Build the Ideal Incident Response Framework

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 29, 2018 3:19:34 PM

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


It’s one thing to know you need an incident response strategy, and another to build such a plan. It can seem like a daunting task, but with a few key steps in place, you’ll be able to outline what your incident response framework will look like and how it will function.


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Topics: incident response, cybersecurity protocol, incident response framework, threat preparation, threat prevention, threat detection, detection and analysis

Incident Response Framework: A Three-Part Gut Check

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 15, 2018 9:33:34 AM

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Incident Response FrameworkSecurity incidents are inevitable. While there are different methods for dealing with such threats, one of the easiest things to do is simply have a plan in place for when things do go wrong. This is why, to appropriately respond and survive a security incident, organizations should have a solid incident response framework.



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Topics: incident response, cybersecurity protocol, incident response framework, threat preparation, threat prevention, threat detection, detection and analysis

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: GDPR

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 11, 2018 2:12:01 PM

Friday, May 11, 2018

Will GDPR Have Negative, Unintended Consequences for Cybersecurity?

EU GDPRThe European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on Friday, May 25, 2018, with the goal of enhancing the protection of EU citizens’ private data. Under GDPR, personal information cannot be shared without the owners’ permission, including in places like the WHOIS database. 

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Topics: General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, cybersecurity question of the month, cybersecurity attacks, cybersecurity threats

How I Created a Palo Alto and Azure Site-to-Site IPsec VPN

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 24, 2018 12:38:33 PM

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
By Oneil Matlock, Fuel member

Azure Site

As a new systems administrator, I have become responsible for administrating network firewalls. Our firewalls are Palo Alto Networks 3020 and 200 devices in multiple locations. Over the past year, one of the most interesting communication methods I have configured has been IPsec tunnels with our partner companies. All of the IPsec tunnel configurations at my company have been between two firewalls, some of them different brands and models.

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Topics: Network Security, network administration, IPsec VPN, Azure, Microsoft Azure, Palo Alto Networks 3020, Palo Alto Networks 200

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