3 Strategies for Faster Threat Detection and Response

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 9, 2018 10:51:53 AM

Tuseday, January 9, 2018

The ability to detect an attack and respond to it quickly can be the difference between a minor incident and a breach that costs resources and reputation. The good news is that organizations are making strides in security breach detection, according to the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report, which examines the results of thousands of investigations into security incidents. 

When looking at incidents in 2016, the median time from intrusion to detection of a compromise fell to 49 days, down from 80.5 days in 2015. As tools such as managed security service (MSS) providers and artificial intelligence are more widely developed and deployed, the median time between intrusion and detection could fall even further this year.

Here are three strategies to consider when looking to improve detection and response before threats take root and cause damage.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, strategies for security, cybersecurity tools, Fuel Webcast, Data Breaches, Fuel Education, Webinar, threat prevention, security tools, artificial intelligence

Best of Fuel for Thought 2017

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 26, 2017 10:01:20 AM

Tuseday, December 26, 2017

Catch up on the latest in cybersecurity news with tips and insights from Fuel members. Here are the top viewed Fuel for Thought blog posts from 2017.  

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, strategies for security, cybersecurity tools, Fuel Education, Best Practices Booklet, PAN-OS 8.0, SSL decryption

The Importance of Network Visibility in a Growing Threat Landscape

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 19, 2017 9:15:45 AM

Tuseday, December 19, 2017

Network security is increasingly complex, and busy security teams face the challenge of needing full visibility and threat detection capabilities. Network visibility is a key step in preventing cybersecurity attacks, but the reality is that resource-constrained teams already support a wide range of security appliances to help guard their companies from a growing threat landscape. In some cases, they are managing more than any one person, or even team, can use effectively. What can cybersecurity professionals do to address this concern while maintaining efficiency and avoiding resource strain?     

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, strategies for security, network visibility, cybersecurity tools, Fuel Webcast, Data Breaches, Fuel Education, Webinar

Dive Back In to the Best Practices Booklet with These Popular Tips

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 27, 2017 10:06:29 AM

Monday, November 27, 2017

Have you taken advantage of the Palo Alto Networks Best Practices Booklet? Released in June of this year, it contains 300+ pages of specific, immediately useful advice for improving security, performance, manageability, and high availability. To get you started, or help you dive back in, here are two tips the Fuel community has found most helpful over the last month.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, best practices, Best Practices Booklet, Tip of the Week, Static Routing, Interface Management Profile

My Journey to SSL Decryption

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 14, 2017 2:29:15 PM

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My name is Charles and I’ve been trying to implement SSL Decryption for eight months. I’m likely one of many who has encountered issues, and I’d like to share my story so you know you aren’t alone.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Fuel member stories, SSL decryption, Spark User Summits

How Machine Learning Can Enhance Cybersecurity

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 9, 2017 2:13:28 PM

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The speed with which technology evolves requires cybersecurity to move in lock-step, constantly developing and deploying new methods of protection. Ensuring that security professionals are quick to understand and adopt these tools is crucial for success in mitigating and preventing attacks. One of the most valuable technologies emerging in cybersecurity is machine learning, which can save time for deploying changes, more effectively manage known threats, and help to find and stop new threats before they can do damage.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, machine learning, training, Webinar

Why I Chose a Career in Cybersecurity: A Q&A with Gary Ramah, Fuel Board Member and Lead Network Security Architect, Walt Disney Company

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry, yet it faces a shortage of future employees. In fact, in the next five years, the cybersecurity industry projects it will have a scarcity of 1.8 million workers. This issue is one reason why National Security Month, celebrated each October, is raising awareness around the importance of pursuing a career in cybersecurity. We spoke with Gary Ramah, Fuel Board Member and Lead Network Security Architect at the Walt Disney Company, to get a better perspective on what first interested him in cybersecurity, and why others should enter the profession.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Career paths, career advice, cybersecurity careers

Three Keys to Managing Cloud Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 16, 2017 4:10:12 PM

Monday, October 16, 2017

When it comes to managing cloud security, it is crucial that every employee is trained, shared responsibility is reinforced, and organizations are committed to awareness campaigns.

“The cloud as a sales buzzword is gone. It's no longer a concept that you may or may not adopt. It is part of your infrastructure now, whether you accept that or not,” said Blake Wofford, Fuel Secretary Treasurer and Technical Services Engineer at CenturyLink. Specific cloud security decisions are up to each individual organization, but as cloud adoption continues to become prevalent, every organization must be prepared.

Here are three keys to ensuring you’re adequately securing the cloud.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, training, tips, cloud management, Cloud Security

Is Your Company's Cybersecurity Culture Strong Enough?

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 12, 2017 11:33:07 AM

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is “Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business.” While IT professionals are responsible for ensuring an organization’s security at large, all employees should understand the importance and basics of cybersecurity. Here are a few tips for making cybersecurity part of your organization’s culture. 

For more ideas and information, check out this Fuel For Thought blog post,Six Tips for Creating a Stronger Security Culture In Your Organization.”

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, training, culture, security culture, tips, infographic

The Calling of Volunteerism

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 4, 2017 9:58:13 AM

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By John A. Matelski, Fuel President 

The very definition of volunteerism is a service act of one’s own free will – without financial compensation. Giving your time, talents and skills as a Fuel volunteer can be rewarding and daunting! While we all look for the appropriate work/life balance, volunteering actually helps promote that balance. As a leader volunteer for various user groups since 1997, I have had the pleasure of serving others, while leveraging this engagement for personal, professional and organizational growth. With that in mind, here are the top 10 outcomes based on the values of volunteerism.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, training, culture

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