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

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

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, Webinar, training

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, Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks, training, tips, cloud management

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

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 23, 2017 1:37:36 PM

Six Tips for Creating a Stronger Security Culture within Your Organization

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Are employees in your company highly engaged when it comes to cybersecurity, or are they prone to data breaches? With the help of a few important changes in company culture, you can help ensure colleagues play an important role in protecting the company’s data, reputation, and privacy.


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

In the Know: Network Connectivity & Security Solutions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 8, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Effective security solutions are just as much about how to deploy tools as what kind of tools are used. We recently caught up with Chris Bihary, CEO and co-founder of Garland Technology, and Patrick Nixdorf, system engineer for the company, who will co-present a webinar on September 19 that focuses on security solutions.

During the webinar, participants will review common Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) deployments and additional applications for multi-vendor security and monitoring tools. With Bihary and Nixdorf’s combined 20+ years of expertise, the webinar ultimately aims to educate and open minds on a variety of tools to help security experts be as prepared as possible in an unpredictable world.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, NGFW, network connectivity, Webinar, security solutions, next-generation firewall

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