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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

Overcome the Visibility Gap With Network Leak Monitoring

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 3, 2020 4:35:13 PM

Monday, August 3, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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A data breach is among the most significant dangers to a company today. With financial penalties and reputational damage on the line, network security professionals are tasked with keeping networks safe and ensuring that internal information is not leaked to third parties or the outside world. That task is more challenging than ever, as hybrid networks grow more dynamic, complex and hard to manage.

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Topics: visibility gap, network leak monitoring

Firewall Safety Solutions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2020 2:58:43 PM

Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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The coronavirus crisis has put new strain on network security professionals. As companies across the country continue to shift to a remote work model, firewalls have become overloaded with traffic. At times, encryption rules need to be relaxed just so firewalls can keep up with demand — but relaxing the rules leaves an inspection gap.

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Topics: firewall, firewall safety

5 Years of Fuel: Trivia Edition

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 4, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Thursday, June 4, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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Fuel is celebrating its five-year anniversary, which calls for fun and games! Are you a Fuel pro or is this a no-go? Test your Fuel and cybersecurity trivia in this quiz.

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Topics: Fuel, fuel 5 year anniversary

Certified in Cybersecurity: A Q&A With Christopher Prewitt

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 28, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Friday, May 22, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

omr-3723130_1920Christopher Prewitt is a Fuel User Group member based out of the Cleveland area. Earlier this year, he participated in virtual study group sessions for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification and recently passed the exam. We spoke with Prewitt about his start in cybersecurity, what drove him to get PCNSE certified and tips for others looking to obtain the designation.

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Topics: PCNSE, certification

7 Cybersecurity Best Practices to Share With Remote Employees

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 1, 2020 3:53:20 PM

Friday, May 1, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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As shelter-in-place orders continue to be observed, employees required to work from home may not have the same security protections that their physical workplace offers. Until employees can return to these offices, following simple cybersecurity best practices is now more important than ever.

With that in mind, we spoke with George Finney, CSO at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Fuel Board Member. The SMU Office of Information Technology recently outlined a number of tips for remote employees in their quarterly security update. What follows are tips that Finney suggests Fuel members can share with their own employees.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, remote employees

Embracing Automation for Flexible NGFW Upkeep

Posted by Fuel HQ on Apr 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Thursday, April 2, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

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It is no secret that next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) can transform system operations. NGFWs provide their operators with enhanced capabilities, taking firewall maintenance and security to the next level.

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Topics: NGFW, Automation, firewall upkeep

TAC Support Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 26, 2020 5:05:36 PM

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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In the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to change their operations overnight and require remote work for the well-being of their employees. With more individuals working via home networks, there has been an increased need for cybersecurity professionals to ensure their companies are still operating securely.

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Topics: customer service, TAC Support, LIVEcommunity, COVID-19, coronavirus

Fuel Glossary: 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Cybersecurity but Were Too Afraid to Ask'

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 26, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Thursday, March 26, 2020

We’ve all been there, talking about work projects or the latest in industry news, when suddenly someone mentions a word or term you’ve never heard of. Or worse, a word you should know but can’t seem to remember what it means.

With the help of the Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee, we’ve rounded up a list of common words and terms you’ve always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.

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Topics: Fuel, glossary

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