Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Security and IAM Edition

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Sep 8, 2020 4:17:43 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

iot-3337536_1920A recent article in the Hosting Tribunal cited that 94% of companies are already using a cloud service in some capacity, with a projected 83% of workloads to be cloud-based by the end of this year. 

There are many objective benefits offered by cloud computing, from elasticity to cost savings. However, while the cloud is meant to be user-friendly and easily spun up, its many configuration options are daunting. It is a space of infinite options and its rapid and wide-spread implementation has left many to learn by doing; those new to the cloud too often miss basic cloud computing principles.

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Topics: Cloud Security, Charles Buege, Cloud, Cloud Service, Myths, Maril Vernon

Bad Actors in the Cloud: A Look at the Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 27, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Thursday, August 27, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, bad actors were quick to make their way to the cloud, creating newly observed hostnames (NOHs) with keywords related to the global pandemic.

In this infographic, we share high-level findings from Unit 42’s report, “COVID-19: Cloud Threat Landscape,” which analyzed 1.2 million newly observed hostnames (NOH) containing keywords related to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 9, 2020 to April 26, 2020 (7 weeks).
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Topics: COVID-19, Cloud Threats

‘A Big Project’: Palo Alto Networks’ Matt Chiodi on FedRAMP and Prisma Cloud

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 14, 2020 2:19:10 PM

Friday, August 14, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters


Commonly referred to as FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program “is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” In an effort to modernize IT, FedRAMP allows agencies to quickly adapt from old and insecure IT to “mission-enabling, secure and cost-effective cloud-based IT.”

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Topics: FedRAMP, Prisma Cloud

Overcome the Visibility Gap With Network Leak Monitoring

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 3, 2020 4:35:13 PM

Monday, August 3, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters


A data breach is among the most significant dangers to a company today. With financial penalties and reputational damage on the line, network security professionals are tasked with keeping networks safe and ensuring that internal information is not leaked to third parties or the outside world. That task is more challenging than ever, as hybrid networks grow more dynamic, complex and hard to manage.

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Topics: visibility gap, network leak monitoring

7 Tech-Based Security Tips to Share With Remote Employees

Posted by Maril Vernon on Jul 23, 2020 2:42:09 PM

Thursday, July 23, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member


The emergence of COVID-19 has led to an upheaval of daily norms for companies and employees. When forced to rapidly convert to a remote workforce, the pressure was on to seamlessly deploy multiple new endpoint devices, migrate to cloud-based infrastructure or quickly configure and support massive VPN traffic.

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Topics: remote employees, security tips, Maril Vernon

How to Set Up Active Directory Integration on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Jun 25, 2020 11:08:00 AM

Thursday, June 25, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When you’re setting up a Palo Alto Networks firewall, after getting the initial IP address configured for the management interface, setting up integration into other servers in your environment is a very common, early step. This article will go into the necessary steps to set up Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration into an Active Directory environment.

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Topics: firewall, Active Directory, active directory integration

Firewall Safety Solutions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 18, 2020 2:58:43 PM

Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters


The coronavirus crisis has put new strain on network security professionals. As companies across the country continue to shift to a remote work model, firewalls have become overloaded with traffic. At times, encryption rules need to be relaxed just so firewalls can keep up with demand — but relaxing the rules leaves an inspection gap.

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Topics: firewall, firewall safety

5 Years of Fuel: Trivia Edition

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 4, 2020 12:45:00 PM

Thursday, June 4, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters


Fuel is celebrating its five-year anniversary, which calls for fun and games! Are you a Fuel pro or is this a no-go? Test your Fuel and cybersecurity trivia in this quiz.

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Topics: Fuel, fuel 5 year anniversary

Certified in Cybersecurity: A Q&A With Christopher Prewitt

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 28, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Friday, May 22, 2020

From Fuel Headquarters

omr-3723130_1920Christopher Prewitt is a Fuel User Group member based out of the Cleveland area. Earlier this year, he participated in virtual study group sessions for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification and recently passed the exam. We spoke with Prewitt about his start in cybersecurity, what drove him to get PCNSE certified and tips for others looking to obtain the designation.

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Topics: PCNSE, certification

How to Set Up GlobalProtect on a Palo Alto Networks Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on May 21, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with information on how to create a GlobalProtect Portal since its original publication in February 2020.

You’ve just entered the wonderful world of Palo Alto Networks and have found that your users need to be able to access work resources remotely. This means you’ll need to set up VPN access for them. In the parlance of Palo Alto Networks, this means you’ll also need to set up the GlobalProtect VPN client. This article will review how to set up the client for your usage.

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Topics: Global Protect, Charles Buege, VPN

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