Fuel Original Member Spotlight: Mike Carney

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 30, 2015 2:49:34 PM

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.


Mike Carney, Senior Network/Systems Administrator, Bently Systems Inc. in West Chester PA, is getting back into cybersecurity. A Palo Alto Networks users for two years, Mike has become an active member of the Fuel User group, volunteers with the Philadelphia User Group, and contributes regularly to the forums. Read on to learn more about Mike and his experience in the world of cybersecurity.

Piece of technology you can’t live without?
My laptop.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Vanilla bean.

Preferred social media platform?

How many years have you been working in cybersecurity?
Getting back into it, currently two years. 

How many years have you used Palo Alto Networks technologies?

Do you have any certifications?

Trend in cybersecurity that excites you most?
Adaptive defense to new attacks.

What is your "How I saved the day" story?
Lead the charge deploying close to 100 PAs across the enterprise.

Favorite part about being a Fuel member?
Interacting with nearby members.

What do you hope to get out of Fuel? 
Hopefully expontential membership growth.


Check out some of Mike's contributions to the Fuel Forums (and join the conversation):

Interesting Security Blogs

Enabling Specific Commands/Options - Roles

PAN API and Interface Management

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