Fuel Member Spotlight: David Ziemba

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 5, 2016 10:41:58 AM

CCP_6091.jpgDavid Ziemba is a Senior Network Engineer at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, CO. Read on to learn more about David, his thoughts on the biggest security challenges facing his industry, and his decision to become a member of the Fuel Community Development Council.

Submit a volunteer form today to learn more about the Community Development Council and other Fuel volunteer opportunities.

 

Read More

Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Original Member Spotlight, Ignite

‘Every Day Is a School Day’: Fuel Member Talks Importance of Learning, Staying Vigilant

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 4, 2015 11:42:08 AM

952F682B-BC50-4D33-9751-BFF17DB1575D.jpgNearly 10 years ago, Steven Butterworth began his career in cybersecurity and IT like many do — working the help desk and dealing with day-to-day issues helping people out. “I learned fast and made my way through the ranks going into network administration, technical architecture and eventually into cybersecurity,” Butterworth said. “I have always had an interest in computers and technology, and following this passion has brought me much success. Being paid for something you love doing is truly a special position to be in.”

Here, Butterworth, now an independent IT consultant at ukitguru.com based in Bolton, U.K. and president of the new Manchester chapter of Fuel, tells us about his future industry outlook as well as one trend he’s keeping his eye on and more.

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Mike Carney

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 30, 2015 2:49:34 PM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

FUEL_0400115_SocialMedia_FFT110x180_2.jpg

Mike Carney, Senior Network/Systems Administrator, Bently Systems Inc. in West Chester PA, is getting back into cybersecurity. A Palo Alto Networks users for two years, Mike has become an active member of the Fuel User group, volunteers with the Philadelphia User Group, and contributes regularly to the forums. Read on to learn more about Mike and his experience in the world of cybersecurity.

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Jeff Mathis

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 29, 2015 9:37:47 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Jeff_Mathis.jpg

Jeff Mathis, Information Security Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia has been working in cybersecurity for fifteen years. He has certifications in Cisco, Juniper, SourceFire and Palo Alto Networks. Read on to learn more about "The Commodore Kid" and his experience in the world of cybersecurity.

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Mario Perez

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

IMG_01978_copy

Mario Perez is a Fuel member from Los Angeles, California, and has been working in cybersecurity for ten years. He currently works as a Data Communications Specialist for the Los Angeles Community Colleges District and has been using Palo Alto Networks technologies for the past five years. Mario is working on a Master's degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. Find out more about Mario's favorite cybersecurity trends and news sources. Hint: Fuel User Group is one of them! 

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Tony Savage

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

IMG_01978_copy

Tony Savage, a Network Administrator at Batteries Plus Bulbs, LLC in Milwaukee Wisconsin, has been working in cybersecurity for the past three years. During that time, his company converted its corporate locations to Palo Alto Networks, and he currently serves as the lead for all of them. He holds a WatchGuard firewall certification and is working toward his F5 and Palo Alto Networks CNSE. Read on to learn more about this avid Redditor and how he stays up to date on cybersecurity tech.

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Michele McGough

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2015 9:34:46 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Michele McGough is the CEO and President at solutions4networks, a network consulting services company, in Pittsburgh, PA. Michele has worked in cybersecurity for 15 years, and has worked with Palo Alto Networks technologies for 5 years. Her combined team maintains many certifications including: CCIEs, CCVPs CCNPs and CISSPs. Read on to learn more about Michele and her discovery of “chat rooms” helped her save the day for her client. IMG_01978_copy

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Jason Preu

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Jason Preu, IT Security Manager at Lathrop & Gage LLP in Kansas City, MO, has worked in cybersecurity for 10 years (or 10 long years as he likes to say). A Certified Information Systems Auditor, Jason has worked with Palo Alto Networks technologies for 3 years. Read on to learn more about this former grocery bagger with multiple “save the day” stories both related and unrelated to cybersecurity. Jason

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: John Matelski

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Fuel Board Member John Matelski serves as the Chief Innovation and Information Officer for DeKalb County, Georgia, the third largest county in the State of Georgia. He’s been working in cybersecurity since before it was even called cybersecurity. In 1991 when the World Wide Web was introduced he was working as a security consultant at a few federal government agencies, and that was when he saw the beginning of the need for true cybersecurity.

John has been using Palo Alto Networks technologies since 2006, he’s a Certified Government Chief Information Officer, and has been GCIC and NCIC certified since 2000. Read more about John and his predictions for Fuel’s future, and connect with him in the Fuel community. John

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Fran Simmler

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 21, 2015 9:39:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Fran Simmler, IT Security Analyst/Engineer at Payless Shoe Source in Bath, ME, has been working in cybersecurity for twelve years. He’s been using Palo Alto Networks technologies for two years, has a CEH certification and is working on his CISSP.Fran-684258-edited

Read More

Topics: Fuel Original Member Spotlight

Posts by Topic

see all

Fuel For Thought

The latest and greatest in cybersecurity news, trends, and technical resources. Insights and analysis come from expert users of Palo Alto Networks technology, hand-picked from among the Fuel community

Subscribe to Blog Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all