Fuel Launches Updated Virtual Lab

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 3, 2021 5:13:08 PM

Monday, May 3, 2021

By Fuel HQ

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Over the past few months, Fuel has been working to update the Fuel Virtual Lab, an environment where users can practice and get familiar with Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS releases. The pre-built lab environment provides access to desktop clients, Linux servers and Palo Alto Networks’ Next-Generation Firewall, and allows users to freely configure to test different features.

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Topics: PAN-OS 10, virtual lab, update

‘Fuel’ Your Professional Development With These Resources

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 29, 2021 1:19:43 PM

Thursday, April 29

By Fuel HQ

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Cybersecurity never sleeps — and what’s new today could be old tomorrow. In the spirit of continuous learning, we’ve rounded up a few resources to help you stay on top of your game.

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Topics: professional development, resources

Career Spotlight: Tanya Janca on Public Speaking, Mentoring and Women in InfoSec

Posted by Annabel Steele on Mar 30, 2021 11:31:00 AM

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By Annabel Steele, Fuel HQ

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Tanya Janca gazed out over the sea of expectant faces, her heart thumping so loudly she thought they could all probably hear it too. For a moment, she had one abstract, panicked thought:

Can you die of public speaking? Is that possible?!

But she took a deep breath and launched into her talk.

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Topics: Tanya Janca, InfoSec, Information Security

The Parts of a Computer Explained for the Average Person

Posted by Charles Buege and Laura Penhallow on Mar 16, 2021 1:57:21 PM

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Fuel Chapter Leader

Parts of a computer

First off, this is a non-technical article. This is a very different direction from my normal articles, but as you read, you’ll see that this is the intention. I’ve been working with computers for over 30 years. Even back in junior high school, computers always came easily to me. I’m lucky like that. I simply always just “knew” how to make a computer do whatever I wanted it to. I just seemed to inherently know how to “bend it to my will” as some of my friends would say. Needless to say, others I know aren’t as fortunate, so I have been asked many, many times over the years about the different parts of the computer, what they do, etc.

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Topics: Charles Buege, computer, parts of a computer

Book Review: ‘Well Aware,’ by George Finney

Posted by Charles Buege and Laura Penhallow on Feb 25, 2021 4:20:23 PM

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Review by Charles Buege and Laura Penhallow, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Members

blur-1283865_1920The Fuel Board of Directors’ own George Finney is an exceptionally talented cybersecurity professional. In his more than 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, he has authored several books, taught cybersecurity at Southern Methodist University, has been recognized as one of the top cybersecurity leaders in 2018 by Security Magazine and is a part of the Texas CISO council.

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Topics: Charles Buege, Laura Penhallow, George Finney, book review, Well Aware

Prisma Access Named Among Apps With Most Impact in 2020 by Microsoft

Posted by Palo Alto Networks on Feb 18, 2021 2:21:57 PM

Thursday, February 18, 2021

By Palo Alto Networks

tablet-791050_1920As remote work remains the new normal, companies must continue to ensure their employees have secure access to all apps. “To achieve this, organizations have to rethink their network and security architecture and move towards a Zero Trust approach, with the best security delivered via the cloud everywhere. That is exactly what Prisma Access was built for,” Amit Singh, president of Palo Alto Networks, explains in a recent blog post from the company.

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Topics: Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Access, Microsoft

How to Use the Version 10.0 PAN-OS API

Posted by Charles Buege on Feb 12, 2021 4:36:25 PM

Friday, February 12, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member, Chicago Fuel Chapter Leader

When it comes to automation, one of the most important tools to have is knowing how to make API calls. The PAN-OS has several different ways of doing this. In this article, I will concentrate on version 10, since it’s the latest version of the PAN-OS, and I will also be using the REST API instead of the XML API primarily, as that is my personal preference. There is one point where using the XML API is the only option and I will go into that later on.

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Topics: Charles Buege, 10.0 PAN-OS, API

SOC 2 Audits Can Boost Security — and Sales

Posted by Annabel Steele on Jan 29, 2021 12:45:42 PM

Friday, January 29, 2021

By Annabel Steele, Fuel HQ

AJ Headshot2Everything was going well for AJ Yawn, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that he could be doing better.

Yawn has a bachelor’s degree in social science from Florida State University (where he played on the men’s basketball team) and a master’s degree in technology management from Georgetown University. He had spent five years in the U.S. Army, ascending to the rank of Captain. After leaving the Army, he was working in the cybersecurity field as an auditor, performing SOC 2 examinations and ensuring people’s cloud environments were meeting SOC 2 requirements. He was doing better than he had done in any previous position, and putting himself in a good financial situation. In spite of all that, Yawn felt like he could be doing more.

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Topics: AJ Yawn, audits, SOC 2, security framework

Ignite Session Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Threat Landscape

Posted by Charles Buege on Jan 19, 2021 10:57:31 AM

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member

neon-5502633_1920At Palo Alto Networks’ Ignite ’20 virtual conference last November, Brittany Barbehenn and Alex Hinchliffe of Unit 42 gave a fantastic summary of several items that their research team had seen thus far on the different attack vectors out there. Here, we provide a rundown of the attacks they shared to keep on your radar in the new year and beyond.

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Topics: Charles Buege, threat landscape, Ignite '20

Resources to Navigate the SolarStorm Attack

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 22, 2020 9:41:43 AM

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

By Fuel HQ

Resources to Help Navigate SolarStormOn December 13th, SolarWinds announced that hackers had inserted malware into a service that provides software updates for its Orion platform. Palo Alto Networks has quickly responded with a number of resources to help navigate SolarStorm attack, the name they assigned to the recent campaign of attacks connected to a suspected nation state actor behind the SolarWinds SUNBURST malware.

Below is a roundup of resources that the Fuel community can access online.    

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Topics: resources, SolarStorm Attack, SolarWinds

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