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: machine learning, cybersecurity question of the month

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

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: April

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 23, 2018 3:15:42 PM

We share your responses to the Fuel Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Friday, March 23, 2018

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

This month we had multiple Fuel members voice their response to a question on the topic of Using Multi-Factor Authentication.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, Fuel member, cybersecurity tools

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: Tools for Increased Efficiency

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 2, 2018 11:20:15 AM

We share your responses to the December Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Fuel Member Asim Saleem shared his perspective on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, Fuel member, cybersecurity tools

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: Addressing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 12, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We share your responses to the November Cybersecurity Question of the Month
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Fuel User Group member Jeff Donaldson shared his perspective on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, cybersecurity question of the month, cybersecurity skills gap, cybersecurity careers, Fuel member

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: August

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 11, 2017 7:45:41 AM

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Michelle Malcher, security architect and Fuel vice president, shared her perspective on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.

According to Radware’s 2016-17 Global Application & Network Security report, by 2021 the cost to combat cybercrime will collectively cost organizations roughly $6 trillion. This figure is double the amount reported in 2015 and represents a growing cost of doing business for companies of all sizes.

For many, the ability to build effective countermeasures can be limited by a number of factors—such as having the right resources in place. However, another limitation is also knowing how to effectively separate fact from fiction. Many cyber security "myths" tend to still be prevalent for organizations today. 

What are the most common cyber security myths that you have had to combat within your organization and what approaches have worked best?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, cybersecurity question of the month, myth

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: June

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 7, 2017 3:29:06 PM

Each month, we ask Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions on the Cybersecurity Question of the Month, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Andy Kelly, a senior security architect, is a brand new member of Fuel. Andy shared his thoughts on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.

A new report from Cybersecurity Ventures estimates there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, up from 1 million openings last year. In 2017, the U.S. employs nearly 780,000 people in cybersecurity positions, with approximately 350,000 current cybersecurity openings, according to CyberSeek, a project supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

With growth in cyber crimes hitting all industries and businesses of all sizes, companies need to start making investments in hiring new security talent and improving infrastructure.

How do you think organizations should approach closing the cybersecurity skills gap? What areas would you recommend cybersecurity professionals focus on as part of their continuing education efforts?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, cybersecurity question of the month, myth

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

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: April

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 15, 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.
 
Phil De Meyer, a senior network administrator, and Paul Carter, an information security engineer, are members of Fuel’s Editorial Subcommittee under the Community Development Council. Paul and Phil shared their thoughts on the most recent Cybersecurity Question of the Month.
 
In the past, an IT perimeter for network security could be more easily defined and contained. Now, there are numerous devices that break traditional perimeter security including: applications that traverse through firewall policies; mobile devices; IP-enabled devices internal to the network; external devices that are allowed on the internal network 'temporarily;' wireless access points that are unknowingly deployed; and direct internet access from devices.
 
What are the limits of a ‘perimeter-oriented’ security posture? What approaches do you take to keep ever-changing networks secure?
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, threat prevention, threat intelligence, perimeter, cybersecurity question of the month

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