Ignite Session Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Threat Landscape

Posted by Charles Buege on Jan 19, 2021 10:57:31 AM

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

By Charles Buege, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee Member

neon-5502633_1920At Palo Alto Networks’ Ignite ’20 virtual conference last November, Brittany Barbehenn and Alex Hinchliffe of Unit 42 gave a fantastic summary of several items that their research team had seen thus far on the different attack vectors out there. Here, we provide a rundown of the attacks they shared to keep on your radar in the new year and beyond.

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Topics: Charles Buege, threat landscape, Ignite '20

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Shared Responsibility

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Dec 18, 2020 10:36:18 AM

Friday, December 18, 2020

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

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View part one, part two and part three.

Ever been in the incident meeting where someone asks, “How did this happen?” And the IT department responds, “Well, it was the cloud provider’s responsibility,” and then the vendor on the phone counters with, “No, it is very clearly the customer’s responsibility.” Once you start pulling in different cloud providers, there are many misconceptions with regards to who is responsible for handling what tasks. Many times, it is assumed the cloud service provider (CSP) is taking care of something, and to the mental back-burner it goes. However, this assumption leaves you open to attack, compromise and theft of IP; otherwise known as “resume building events.”

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Topics: Cloud Security, Charles Buege, Maril Vernon, cloud myths, shared responsibility

How I Did It: PA-220 Lab Upgrade to PAN-OS 10

Posted by Charles Buege on Nov 19, 2020 4:07:12 PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

A few weekends ago, I embarked on the adventure of upgrading my PA-220 to PAN-OS 10. With the articles I’ve written in the past and since version 10 has been out for a while now, I wanted to start getting some experience with it myself, so I figured it was time to pull the trigger and upgrade my lab.

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Topics: PA-220, Charles Buege, lab upgrade, PAN-OS 10

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Nov 12, 2020 5:24:13 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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

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View part one and part two.  

Probably the most common misunderstanding we have encountered about cloud computing is the varying degrees of consuming cloud services: IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service). If you already are or plan on utilizing this functionality, then there are some nuanced differences from on-prem that don’t necessarily carry over to cloud components. Additionally, the cloud, while elastic, is not a wide-open space in which servers can endlessly grow without consequences.

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Topics: IaaS, PaaS, Charles Buege, Cloud, Myths, Maril Vernon, SaaS

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Pricing & Setup

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Oct 15, 2020 12:49:23 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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

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Given the recent popularity and increasing utilization of cloud computing in place of previously self-hosted “on-prem” components in data centers, we at the FUEL user group want to make sure readers are aware of cloud-specific “gotchas” you may have heard around the community.

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

Active Directory Integration: How to Create Custom Admin Roles

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 1, 2020 5:37:13 PM

Thursday, October 1, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member

When working on your Palo Alto Networks Firewall with Active Directory Integration, you may find it occasionally necessary to grant access to some users who need certain levels of access, but not full access. In my case, I recently had two specific instances where I needed to grant two different people these levels of administrative access:

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Topics: Charles Buege, Active Directory, admin roles

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

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

How to Set Up the GlobalProtect VPN Client

Posted by Charles Buege on Feb 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Thursday, February 6, 2020

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

You’ve just begun using Palo Alto Networks technology and have found that your users need to access work resources remotely. This means you’ll need VPN access and, in the parlance of Palo Alto Networks, 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, Fuel, VPN

How to Build an IPSec Tunnel Between a Palo Alto Networks Firewall and a Cisco Meraki MX64 Firewall

Posted by Charles Buege on Oct 24, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Thursday, October 24, 2019

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member 

Up next in my series on how to setup IPSec tunnels on Palo Alto Firewalls is an article covering how to connect to a Cisco Meraki MX64 firewall.   

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Topics: Charles Buege, IPSec Tunnel, Cisco Meraki MX64

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