Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Fran Simmler

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 21, 2015 9:39:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

The Fuel Original Member Spotlight is a regular series on the Fuel for Thought blog, highlighting inaugural members of Fuel who joined the community in 2015. Each spotlight sheds light on a Fuel member’s background, industry experience, and shares some little-known facts and interesting member stories.

Fran Simmler, IT Security Analyst/Engineer at Payless Shoe Source in Bath, ME, has been working in cybersecurity for twelve years. He’s been using Palo Alto Networks technologies for two years, has a CEH certification and is working on his CISSP.Fran-684258-edited

Are you a morning person or night owl? Morning person (After my coffee)

Piece of technology you can’t live without? My Android Tablet

Favorite ice cream flavor? Pistachio

Preferred social media platform? Facebook (Necessary Evil)

What was your first job? Hardees on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Valley Forge, PA)

What is your go-to news outlet that you read, watch, and/or listen to for industry news? Wired, Gizmodo, Bitdefender, Krebs and Dark Reading

Trend in cybersecurity that excites you most? Better analysis tools

What’s your “How I saved the day” story? I don’t have one that I can cite. Guess that is a good thing?

Favorite part about being a Fuel member? Networking

What do you hope to get out of Fuel? Practical support and insights from others using Palo Alto devices.

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