How I Did It: PA-220 Lab Upgrade to PAN-OS 10

Posted by Charles Buege on Nov 19, 2020 4:07:12 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

A few weekends ago, I embarked on the adventure of upgrading my PA-220 to PAN-OS 10. With the articles I’ve written in the past and since version 10 has been out for a while now, I wanted to start getting some experience with it myself, so I figured it was time to pull the trigger and upgrade my lab.

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Topics: PA-220, Charles Buege, lab upgrade, PAN-OS 10

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Nov 12, 2020 5:24:13 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

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View part one and part two.  

Probably the most common misunderstanding we have encountered about cloud computing is the varying degrees of consuming cloud services: IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service). If you already are or plan on utilizing this functionality, then there are some nuance differences from on-prem that don’t necessarily carry over to cloud components. Additionally, the cloud, while elastic, is not a wide-open space in which servers can endlessly grow without consequences.

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Topics: IaaS, PaaS, Charles Buege, Cloud, Myths, Maril Vernon, SaaS

Teaching Kids How To Stay Safe Online With Cyber A.C.E.S.

Posted by Palo Alto Networks Cyber A.C.E.S. Program on Oct 29, 2020 3:32:50 PM

Thursday, October 29, 2020

By Ashley Savageau, Palo Alto Networks Cyber A.C.E.S. Program

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At Palo Alto Networks, we believe protecting our digital way of life is a privilege, and with that privilege, we strive to educate the world on all aspects of cybersecurity. Four years ago, we embarked on a project to help educate girls and diversify the future cybersecurity workforce through a partnership with Girl Scouts USA. We then decided to make similar content available to students across the globe.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, kids, online safety

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Pricing & Setup

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Oct 15, 2020 12:49:23 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

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Given the recent popularity and increasing utilization of cloud computing in place of previously self-hosted “on-prem” components in data centers, we at the FUEL user group want to make sure readers are aware of cloud-specific “gotchas” you may have heard around the community.

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Topics: Charles Buege, Cloud, Cloud Service, Myths, Maril Vernon, pricing

Active Directory Integration: How to Create Custom Admin Roles

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 1, 2020 5:37:13 PM

Thursday, October 1, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When working on your Palo Alto Networks Firewall with Active Directory Integration, you may find it occasionally necessary to grant access to some users who need certain levels of access, but not full access. In my case, I recently had two specific instances where I needed to grant two different people these levels of administrative access:

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Topics: Charles Buege, Active Directory, admin roles

Introducing MITRE Shield

Posted by Maril Vernon on Sep 24, 2020 3:51:48 PM

Thursday, September 24, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member (@shewhohacks)

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MITRE ATT&CK has gotten a lot of recognition and support in recent years as a robust offensive security utility for those organizations mature enough to look proactively to defense. From MITRE-aligned testing tools to security provider backing, cybersecurity professionals are speaking a common language with regards to adversary behaviors. This month, MITRE impressed the cybersecurity community yet again when they upped the ante with another framework: MITRE Shield. 

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Topics: MITRE, MITRE Shield, Maril Vernon

MITRE ATT&CK 101

Posted by Maril Vernon on Sep 10, 2020 2:27:58 PM

Thursday, September 10, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member, (@shewhohacks), featuring Wade Wells (@WadingThruLogs)

security-4038043_1920The MITRE ATT&CK framework has gained a lot of attention and popularity in recent years. In fact, if you work in IT security, there is a very good chance you have heard MITRE once or twice from a vendor or manager, but you may not be sure what it is or if it applies to you.

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Topics: MITRE ATT&CK, MITRE, Maril Vernon

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Security and IAM Edition

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Sep 8, 2020 4:17:43 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

iot-3337536_1920A recent article in the Hosting Tribunal cited that 94% of companies are already using a cloud service in some capacity, with a projected 83% of workloads to be cloud-based by the end of this year. 

There are many objective benefits offered by cloud computing, from elasticity to cost savings. However, while the cloud is meant to be user-friendly and easily spun up, its many configuration options are daunting. It is a space of infinite options and its rapid and wide-spread implementation has left many to learn by doing; those new to the cloud too often miss basic cloud computing principles.

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Topics: Cloud Security, Charles Buege, Cloud, Cloud Service, Myths, Maril Vernon

Bad Actors in the Cloud: A Look at the Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Thursday, August 27, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, bad actors were quick to make their way to the cloud, creating newly observed hostnames (NOHs) with keywords related to the global pandemic.

In this infographic, we share high-level findings from Unit 42’s report, “COVID-19: Cloud Threat Landscape,” which analyzed 1.2 million newly observed hostnames (NOH) containing keywords related to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 9, 2020 to April 26, 2020 (7 weeks).
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Topics: COVID-19, Cloud Threats

‘A Big Project’: Palo Alto Networks’ Matt Chiodi on FedRAMP and Prisma Cloud

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 14, 2020 2:19:10 PM

Friday, August 14, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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Commonly referred to as FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program “is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” In an effort to modernize IT, FedRAMP allows agencies to quickly adapt from old and insecure IT to “mission-enabling, secure and cost-effective cloud-based IT.”

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Topics: FedRAMP, Prisma Cloud

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