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The 7 Podcasts of Highly Effective Cybersecurity People

Posted by George Finney on May 22, 2019 10:29:33 AM

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

By George Finney, Fuel User Group Board Member

Fuel-7 Podcasts of Highly Effective Cybersecurity PeopleWhen I started in cybersecurity, secrecy was the norm. It was unusual for people to share information about their programs or even about the attacks they had experienced. The phrase, loose lips sink ships, was a common saying. 

Today, the culture of security has changed. We’ve realized that sharing information is much more powerful to protect our communities than secrecy. As John F. Kennedy said in 1963, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” And the tide of cybersecurity rises every time we share information or listen to a story that another person shares.

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Topics: podcasts, cybersecurity podcasts, educational resources

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SSL Decryption

Posted by George Finney on Apr 22, 2019 1:45:06 PM

Monday, April 22, 2019

By George Finney, Fuel User Group Board Member

As a chief information security officer (CISO) for a university, I sometimes introduce myself in meetings as "Big Brother" to break the ice a little bit. I don't actually read people's email, but I've found getting that kind of issue out on the table early is helpful to building trust. We want our users to know we have well-defined rules of engagement when handling personal information, but we also need them to understand that to provide great security, there can be instances where we need to be a little invasive. Case in point: encrypted traffic.

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Topics: SSL decryption, WildFire, SSL Forward Proxy, SSL Inbound Inspection, firewall

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