Friday, January 17, 2020
The recent release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” reminds us that it is entirely possible for two different people to look at the same piece of media or information and draw substantially different conclusions about it. This is true of fans of a franchise who may love or dislike a movie, but especially true in the workplace, when people with drastically different jobs are inclined to read into a situation based on their individual experience and perspective.
Monday December 23, 2019
This year’s Fuel for Thought blog covered a range of topics, from how-to tutorials on IPSec tunnels, to SSL decryption, PAN OS 9.0 and more. In case you missed it, take a look at some of the top viewed Fuel for Thought blogs from 2019.
Fuel for Thought,
Thursday December 12, 2019
Every day, travelers rely on airplanes to get them to their destination safely. Pilots, in turn, rely on air traffic control to guide them through takeoff and landing, especially in inclement weather. It may seem like there aren’t many similarities between planes and firewalls. Still, just as planes continue to operate in inclement weather, firewalls should continue to operate in all conditions, too.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
By George Elgin, Fuel User Group Member and Spark User Summit Presenter
George Elgin is a principal engineer at Nexum Inc., in Chicago, and a Fuel User Group member. He recently attended and spoke at the Spark User Summit in Chicago. Read on for Elgin’s review of Spark Chicago and learn about the benefits of attending a Spark User Summit event.
Spark User Summits,
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Nearly five years ago, John Matelski and Dwight Hobbs took interest in a little-known cybersecurity user group called Fuel. After exploring all the group had to offer, they found this was the community for them.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Palo Alto Networks Founder and CTO Nir Zuk has watched cybersecurity grow and evolve over the span of his career. Nearly 25 years ago, Zuk’s focus was on stateful inspection firewalls, which at the time dominated the market. Ten years later, when use of internet applications began to explode and challenge stateful inspection capabilities, a new approach was needed. This ultimately led Zuk to create Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall.
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall,
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Thursday, October 3, 2019
The national conversation around cybersecurity is perpetually changing, but most data security professionals can agree that it is a daunting task to lock down systems in the cloud. In fact, there is often a discrepancy between a company’s stated cybersecurity policy and the reality of what that company does to secure its data, simply because it is so difficult to stay ahead of changing cybersecurity standards. If it seems like a breach is in the news every other week, that’s because many companies have been burned by inadequate security, resulting in embarrassing public disclosures of vulnerabilities.
Cloud Security Management,
Friday, September 20, 2019
Rick Howard is the chief security officer for Palo Alto Networks, but he’s also known in the cybersecurity community for being an avid reader. Take one look at the Cybersecurity Canon, a project started up by Rick in 2014, and no further evidence is needed.
Whether it’s the latest cybersecurity bestseller or a thriller with tech flair, you’re more likely than not to find a book in Rick’s hands. Read on for his recommendations, as shared in a recent conversation he had with Fuel.
Monday, August 19, 2019
By Blake Volk, Fuel User Group Member
Palo Alto Networks has released PAN-OS 9.0 to the user community recently, and now after releasing version 9.0.3, there are a lot of great features I am excited to run and use in my environment. They have added multiple features to cover the enterprise as a whole, and also to streamline the conversion process of legacy policies to app-based policies. This helps secure the enterprise even more.
Palo Alto Networks,
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Justin Flynn is a senior solutions architect for Trace3 and a new member to the Fuel Board of Directors. He is an experienced network and security architect and has worked on design and configuration for more than 10 years. He is passionate about the latest in security and assists organizations with bettering their security programs.
We spoke with Justin to learn more about his background as a network and security architect, his experience starting the Chicago Fuel chapter and his passion for networking.
Fuel Board of Directors,