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

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

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

Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part One

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 16, 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 One: Prep Work

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

Mario Perez joins Fuel Board of Directors

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 9, 2016 10:04:17 AM


Mario_Perez-982383-edited.pngFuel User Group is pleased to announce Mario Perez as the new Education Chair on the Fuel Board of Directors

For more than 10 years, Mario has worked with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), giving him a unique background in education telecommunications and network operations. His on-the-job experience and leadership as a teacher and active member will continue to add valuable insight and offer a fresh perspective on educational initiatives for the entire FUEL community.

Learn more about Mario's unique cybersecurity background and his goals as the new Education Chair.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News

Dwight Hobbs joins Fuel Board of Directors

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 2, 2016 1:01:38 PM


dwight headshot.pngFuel User Group is pleased to announce Dwight Hobbs as a new member of the Fuel Board of Directors

A security services engineer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dwight has spent the last 10 years doing information security research and training. His duties include integrating security solutions with existing systems and reviewing vendor security posture for new products. At his previous job, Dwight worked to design and build educational capture-the-flag competitions where he has used Palo Alto Networks technologies for the past 6 years. Dwight holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Millersville University and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Drexel University.

Dwight will be focused on growing Fuel membership and acting as a resource for Chapter leaders.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News

Closing the "Trust Deficit:" A Response to Deputy Secretary Mayorkas's Black Hat Keynote

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Last week at Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave a keynote address on closing the “trust deficit” between industry and government, highlighting the need to rebuild trust after a government security breach. This week, Fuel Board Member John Matelski, Chief Innovation & Information Officer of the Dekalb County, GA Government, responds with his thoughts on how best to repair a loss of trust after a breach like the one affecting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Government, Hot Topic

"It Takes the Cake!": Fuel President, Blake Wofford, Reacts to PAN-OS 7.0

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 9, 2015 8:01:12 AM

by Blake Wofford

BlakeAs you might've quessed, I'm a huge fan of Palo Alto Networks products. They just keep coming out with innovations that work and, honestly, they have the most user-friendly products around. 

If it's possible, I'm even more excited about PAN-OS 7.0. Enhancing existing features is one thing, but to add features like automatically identifying compromised hosts, reducing the response time from alert to action, streamlining management processes, and reducing human errors--that just takes the cake!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News, Fuel Education

A Government Cybersecurity Pro Responds to the US Government Breach

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

by John Matelski

JohnAnother day, and yet another cyber hack! As someone who works for a county government agency, I know all too well the daily challenges that are faced maintaining a secure infrastructure, and protecting citizen and constituent data. The unfortunate reality is, as our society becomes more digitally enabled and reliant, we are creating more avenues through which criminals can access our data.

Though the cases that make the news are the big ones like the IRS data breach, or the Sony hack – our reality is the attacks against small businesses, local governments and individuals are the ones that impact us the most. Many times, businesses that are successfully targeted by a cyber-attack go out of business soon thereafter. They simply do not have the resources to respond and recover.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Big Data,, Government, Hot Topic

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