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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

5 Years of Fuel: Then, Now and the Future

Posted by Fuel HQ on Feb 27, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Five years ago a new Palo Alto Networks user group called Fuel was founded. Since then, this community has grown to include over 30,000 members with 138 chapters across the world.

Similarly, the cybersecurity industry has experienced its own boom these past five years. In this anniversary infographic, created with help from the Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee, get a sense of how this industry has evolved, plus some of our most pressing questions for the next five years and beyond.  

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Topics: Fuel, Then and Now, 5 Year Anniversary

Empowering Customers to Protect Their Cloud: A Q&A With Unit 42

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020 

Featuring the Unit 42 Threat Research Team, Cloud-Focused Division

cyber-4084714_1920As cloud platforms gain wider adoption, cloud service providers (CSPs) are keeping up through constant innovation. With that innovation, however, can come increased complexity, as well as a lack of understanding on the customer’s end for how to put a shared responsibility model into practice.

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Topics: Fuel, Unit 42

Using Complete Context to Promote Network Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jan 17, 2020 4:22:47 PM

Friday, January 17, 2020 

From Fuel Headquarters

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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.

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Topics: security, Fuel, complete context

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