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

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SSL Decryption

Posted by George Finney on Apr 22, 2019 1:45:06 PM

Monday, April 22, 2019

By George Finney, Fuel User Group Board Member

As a chief information security officer (CISO) for a university, I sometimes introduce myself in meetings as "Big Brother" to break the ice a little bit. I don't actually read people's email, but I've found getting that kind of issue out on the table early is helpful to building trust. We want our users to know we have well-defined rules of engagement when handling personal information, but we also need them to understand that to provide great security, there can be instances where we need to be a little invasive. Case in point: encrypted traffic.

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Topics: SSL decryption, WildFire, SSL Forward Proxy, SSL Inbound Inspection, firewall

Talking Google Kubernetes Engine with Pradeep Biradar

Posted by Charles Buege on Apr 10, 2019 3:27:18 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pradeep BiradarPradeep Biradar is a software engineer for Palo Alto Networks, working on the public cloud team. He recently wrote a detailed blog post on the Palo Alto Networks Live Community blog, sharing how to secure a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) environment on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). 

We spoke with Pradeep to learn more about his career, his thoughts on what cybersecurity professionals should keep an eye on, and dove into some of the specifics of GKE.

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Topics: the cloud, public cloud, Pradeep Biradar, Google Kubernetes Engine, RedLock, Industry 4.0, Google Cloud Platform

PAN-OS 9.0 Is Here: Features I’m Looking Forward to Testing

Posted by Dwight Hobbs on Mar 28, 2019 11:17:40 AM

Thursday, March 28, 2019

By Dwight Hobbs, Fuel User Group, Board of Directors

Palo Alto Networks recently announced the availability of PAN-OS 9.0, the next major release of their appliance operating system. With any major update there are always bug fixes and improvements, as well as those big new features that everyone wants to get their hands on and try out. For PAN-OS 9.0, the major additions are a new security subscription (called DNS Security), large improvements to URL filtering, a new Policy Optimizer tool, and new high-end firewalls (both physical and virtual).

Unfortunately for me, my organization is going through a tech refresh cycle, so I won’t be able to test out the new features in production for a little while. In the meantime, I want to highlight the two features that I’m most interested in testing.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Palo Alto Networks, Fuel Volunteers, Fuel member, Dwight Hobbs, DNS Security, Policy Optimizer, PAN-OS 9.0

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