Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Michele McGough

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2015 9:34:46 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.

Michele McGough is the CEO and President at solutions4networks, a network consulting services company, in Pittsburgh, PA. Michele has worked in cybersecurity for 15 years, and has worked with Palo Alto Networks technologies for 5 years. Her combined team maintains many certifications including: CCIEs, CCVPs CCNPs and CISSPs. Read on to learn more about Michele and her discovery of “chat rooms” helped her save the day for her client. IMG_01978_copy

Are you a morning person or night owl?
Night owl

Piece of technology you can’t live without?

Favorite ice cream flavor?

Preferred social media platform? Can we find you there?

What was your first job?
Waitress on the 11pm – 7am shift

Trend in cybersecurity that excites you most?
It is an area that continues to change and is never boring.

What’s your “How I saved the day” story?
Our team was able to find “chat rooms” from North Korea and Russia, and 50+ hours of downloaded Netflix movies by 2 employees in one company...during less than a week. We saved them the effort of buying more bandwidth, and they were stunned by our findings. Doing the application security assessment using Palo Alto firewalls was huge for them.

Favorite part about being a Fuel member?
Great group to share “best practices”

What do you hope to get out of Fuel?
Learn some innovative ways to utilize Palo Alto Networks’ solutions

Any predictions for Fuel’s future?
More subgroups based on specific industries, education and government


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