Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges in the Public Sector

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 27, 2018 10:05:00 AM

Thursday, September 27, 2018

By John Matelski, Fuel president and Chief Innovation and Information Officer for DeKalb County Department of Innovation & Technology

PublicSectorPublic sector organizations and agencies face unprecedented pressure to provide services to citizens and constituents in a transparent, cost-effective and efficient manner. In fact, the expectation is that they also be customer-focused and responsive to stakeholder needs in a climate of shrinking budgets and resources. Because of this, today, like never before, public sector agencies have had to become more proactive and operate more like private sector businesses. As part of this new behavioral model, agencies are required to maintain and secure an immense amount of data that is collected each day in order to make “just-in-time” decisions, as well as forecast for the long term. The kinds of data and information to collect can be anything from crime data to public health information, economic development data and public school information. While maintaining and securing systems and data can be a challenge at times, there are a few things that can be done to move your organization forward and continue fighting cybersecurity threats.

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Topics: Fuel member stories, case study, public sector, next-generation security, WildFire, Global Protect, threat prevention, AutoFocus, Panorama, Security Life Cycle Review, Join Fuel, public sector IT jobs

How Do You Spend Your Time? A Breakdown of Fuel User Group Data

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 20, 2018 9:24:08 AM

Thursday, September 20, 2018

With input from George Finney and Michelle Malcher, Fuel User Group Board Members

Earlier this year at the Ignite Cybersecurity Conference in Anaheim, California, Fuel set up an interactive wall for attendees to mark areas where they are spending their time in their work, such as firewall configuration, and areas where they’d like to spend more time, such as private cloud management. The wall tells a great story—by peers, for peers—about where the industry stands. Here, we’ve broken down a few of the findings, with input from two Fuel User Group Board Members.

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Topics: Fuel member stories, NetOps, DevSecOps, public cloud, Ignite 2018

Friday Fuel Up | 22 December 2017 | Network Visibility | Cybersecurity Talent Gap | Best Practices Booklet

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 22, 2017 11:15:00 AM

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Friday, December 22, 2017 
 
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 highlights the importance of network visibility in a growing threat landscape, one Fuel member's thoughts on how to address the cybersecurity talent gap and tips from the Best Practices Booklet. 
 
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Topics: Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cybersecurity, Fuel member stories, Fuel Chapters, cybersecurity careers, Best Practices Booklet, Network Security, network visibility

Friday Fuel Up | 8 December 2017 | Securing Point-to-Point VPNs | Reviewing the Best Practices Booklet | SSL Decryption

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 8, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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Friday, December 8, 2017 
 
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 highlights three strategies to better secure point-to-point VPNs, tips from the Best Practices Booklet, and a look at SSL decryption from one Fuel member's point of view.   
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Topics: Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cybersecurity, machine learning, SSL decryption, Fuel member stories, Fuel Chapters

3 Strategies to Better Secure Point-to-Point VPNs

Posted by Jack R. Weiner on Dec 5, 2017 10:53:40 AM

By Jack R. Weiner, Network Engineer, Rush Copley Medical Center
Tuseday, December 5, 2017

Many of us have the task of connecting our network to trusted vendors and partners. While this will make it easier for business to get done, it can also open us to threats. Remember the Target hack? That was the worst possible result for a point-to-point VPN. Target had set up a VPN between their network and a small HVAC vendor, who only had one IT person on their staff. This was the vector which the hackers exploited to access the Target network.

There are several preventative measures you can take to make your network as secure as possible.        

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks, Point to Point VPNs, strategies for security, PAN-OS 8.0, Fuel member stories, Fuel member, Spark User Summits

Friday Fuel Up | 1 December 2017 | Tips from the Best Practices Booklet | A Fuel Member's SSL Decryption Journey | Benefits of Machine Learning

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 1, 2017 11:28:18 AM

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Friday, December 1, 2017 
 
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 highlights popular tips to help you dive back in to the Best Practices Booklet, a Fuel member's journey to SSL decryption, and how machine learning can enhance cybersecurity.    
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Topics: Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cybersecurity, machine learning, SSL decryption, Fuel member stories, Fuel Chapters

Friday Fuel Up | 17 November 2017 | SSL Decryption, Machine Learning, Managing Cloud Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 17, 2017 2:17:42 PM

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Friday, November 17, 2017 
 
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 highlights Fuel User Group member Charles Buege's journey to SSL decryption, the benefits of machine learning for cybersecurity professionals, and three keys to managing cloud security.    
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Topics: Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cybersecurity, Cloud Security Management, machine learning, SSL decryption, Fuel member stories

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

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