Career Spotlight: From Comic Books to InfoSec

Posted by Annabel Steele on Dec 22, 2020 9:25:53 AM

Monday, December 21, 2020

By Annabel Steele, Fuel HQ

Jason Blanchard LinkedIn picJason Blanchard’s path to the information security (InfoSec) field began in an unlikely spot: Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Stationed there as a combat cameraman, Blanchard’s job was to create content and videos for the military. Fort Knox is where tank operators are trained, so Blanchard was not lacking for interesting footage. When the time came to make the next step in his career, Blanchard left the military and went to film school at Full Sail University in Florida. With six years of filmmaking experience under his belt when he arrived, Blanchard quickly earned a new title: teacher.

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Topics: Career paths, career advice, cybersecurity careers, hacking

Why I Chose a Career in Cybersecurity: A Q&A with Gary Ramah, Fuel Board Member and Lead Network Security Architect, Walt Disney Company

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry, yet it faces a shortage of future employees. In fact, in the next five years, the cybersecurity industry projects it will have a scarcity of 1.8 million workers. This issue is one reason why National Security Month, celebrated each October, is raising awareness around the importance of pursuing a career in cybersecurity. We spoke with Gary Ramah, Fuel Board Member and Lead Network Security Architect at the Walt Disney Company, to get a better perspective on what first interested him in cybersecurity, and why others should enter the profession.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Career paths, career advice, cybersecurity careers

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