PAN OS 9.0: Deep Dive into DNS Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 19, 2019 10:05:53 AM

Monday, August 19, 2019

By Blake Volk, Fuel User Group Member

Palo Alto Networks has released PAN-OS 9.0 to the user community recently, and now after releasing version 9.0.3, there are a lot of great features I am excited to run and use in my environment. They have added multiple features to cover the enterprise as a whole, and also to streamline the conversion process of legacy policies to app-based policies. This helps secure the enterprise even more.

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Topics: Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS 9.0

‘Soaking up Cybersecurity’: A Q&A with Justin Flynn, New Fuel Board Member

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 8, 2019 4:02:04 PM

Thursday, August 8, 2019


Justin Flynn is a senior solutions architect for Trace3 and a new member to the Fuel Board of Directors. He is an experienced network and security architect and has worked on design and configuration for more than 10 years. He is passionate about the latest in security and assists organizations with bettering their security programs.

We spoke with Justin to learn more about his background as a network and security architect, his experience starting the Chicago Fuel chapter and his passion for networking.



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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Join Fuel

Is Your Career in Cybersecurity Stressing You Out? Try These Tips to Mitigate Stress

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 29, 2019 10:36:34 AM

Friday, July 19, 2019

board-game-boss-business-1040157Cybersecurity professionals are facing some significant challenges that are stressing them out, according to “The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals” report from Enterprise Security Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Check out these tips on how to remediate stressful situations at work.


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Topics: tips, stress, professional development, tips for stress management

Amazon S3 101: Understanding Fundamental Access Controls

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 19, 2019 4:08:22 PM

Friday, July 19, 2019

AWS S3Amazon Simple Storage service (S3) is an object storage service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows customers to store and protect their data. For many companies, however, managing access control in S3 has remained a challenge, with several organizations making headlines by unintentionally exposing their objects. Fortunately, this can be prevented if customers know how to use the fundamental controls available to correctly define access to S3 buckets and the objects they store. 

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Topics: Cloud Security, Cloud Security Management, public cloud, Amazon Web Services, Amazon S3, AWS

‘No Two Days Are the Same’: A Q&A with Laura Penhallow, New Fuel Board Member

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 18, 2019 9:27:04 AM

Thursday, July 17, 2019

Laura PenhallowLaura Penhallow is a security engineer at Jump Trading, LLC in the UK and a new member to the Fuel Board of Directors. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the security space to the table and specializes in both finance and telecom industries. She is passionate about security and always looking to continue learning.

We spoke with Laura to learn more about her background in cybersecurity, what sparked her to join Fuel, her passion for the industry and more.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Join Fuel

How to Avoid 3 Dangerous Issues in the Cloud

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 25, 2019 12:15:13 PM

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

art-blue-skies-clouds-335907 (1)The growing prevalence of cloud computing has also coincided with growing complexities and possible problems in its use. The benefits of cloud computing are certainly many. However, to maximize the cloud as a tool, companies must be aware of its potential problems and know how to handle them, should they arise. In a recent Fuel webinar, Stefano Paoletti, director of product management and security analytics at Sumo Logic, explained three main issues in the cloud and how to fix them.

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Topics: cloud management, Cloud Security Management, Fuel Webinar

4 Things to Consider When Deploying a NAT Policy

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 17, 2019 3:41:57 PM

Monday, June 17, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

NAT PolicySince my IT career hasn’t been a “traditional one,” and by that, I am referring to someone that wears one primary hat – developer, security officer, network engineer, etc., — I’ve always had the need to keep track of all of the tricks and tips that I’ve come across over the years. In that vein, what I’ve done is created my own documentation for different broad topics (like CentOS, Windows PowerShell, etc.) and then organized those documents into different sections covering how to do something, a quick reference guide to make my life easier. This way, I can come to a single document on a given topic, do a quick find on a certain keyword, and get the command or instructions for something I only do once every year or two.

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Topics: NAT Policy

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 to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and a Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance)

Posted by Charles Buege on May 20, 2019 3:51:27 PM

Monday, May 20, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

In this next article of our IPSec Tunnel series, we will cover what it takes to connect a Palo Alto Networks firewall to a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). For me, this became a necessity from nearly day one of having my PA-220 in my home lab, as it was right next to my Cisco ASA. Having services behind each network that I wanted to talk to each other meant that getting the tunnel built between them was a quick necessity.

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Topics: Charles Buege, IPSec Tunnel, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA

From First-Gen to Next-Gen: The Evolution of the Firewall

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 2, 2019 11:34:28 AM

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Early firewalls were created as a response to growing computer security concerns and were inspired by actual, physical firewalls that were built to keep fires from spreading. The concept of the firewall has changed significantly in its 30+ years of existence. Here we take a look at its evolution up to present day.

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Topics: infographic, firewall

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