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


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

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

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

Today's Biggest Cloud Security Challenges

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 9, 2018 10:02:13 AM

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Use of the cloud is growing — but so are the problems that industries are facing to make it a safe tool. Gartner predicts that, by 2021, more than half of global enterprises already using the cloud today will adopt an all-in cloud security strategy. Given the tool’s rapid growth, companies are sometimes finding more challenges than solutions. Being ahead of the curve is the best way to ensure that cloud usefulness is maximized. Here are a few areas cybersecurity professionals should keep a close eye on to ensure they’re staying on top of common challenges.   

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Topics: Cloud Security, Cloud Security Management

Three Keys to Managing Cloud Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 16, 2017 4:10:12 PM

Monday, October 16, 2017

When it comes to managing cloud security, it is crucial that every employee is trained, shared responsibility is reinforced, and organizations are committed to awareness campaigns.

“The cloud as a sales buzzword is gone. It's no longer a concept that you may or may not adopt. It is part of your infrastructure now, whether you accept that or not,” said Blake Wofford, Fuel Secretary Treasurer and Technical Services Engineer at CenturyLink. Specific cloud security decisions are up to each individual organization, but as cloud adoption continues to become prevalent, every organization must be prepared.

Here are three keys to ensuring you’re adequately securing the cloud.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks, training, tips, cloud management

Embracing the Cloud-Based Application Framework

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jul 19, 2017 7:54:19 AM

Today, traditional methods for creating and consuming security technology often struggle to keep pace with the need for rapid development and adoption with an organization. With the recent release of Application Framework, Palo Alto Networks is looking to address this need by a providing cloud-based approach to accessing, evaluating, and adopting new security technologies.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cloud Security, Palo Alto Networks, application framework

Cybersecurity Question of the Month: February

Posted by Fuel HQ on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

New on Fuel for Thought, we’re introducing a Cybersecurity Question of the Month! We asked Fuel members to weigh in with their opinions in February, and we’re sharing their answers here.

Phil De Meyer, a senior network administrator, and Robert Beckerdite, a senior systems engineer, are members of Fuel’s Editorial Subcommittee under the Community Development Council. Phil and Robert shared their thoughts on the following question: Will there be a large-scale breach in the public cloud?
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Hot Topic, Cloud Security, Data Breaches

Fuel the Conversation: Get Answers to your PAN-OS 7.0 Questions

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 23, 2015 10:44:51 AM

by Fuel HQ

Have questions about PAN-OS 7.0? Join the Palo Alto Networks team and Fuel User Group on Monday, September 28, 2015 for an interactive question-and-answer webinar on what is new in this recent software release.


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Topics: Fuel News, Cloud Security

Palo Alto Networks Introduces Aperture: Security for the SaaS Age

Posted by Fuel HQ on Sep 16, 2015 10:03:37 AM

by Fuel HQ

Think that company data stored in the cloud and in software-as-a-service platforms can't be secured by your firewall? Think again.

This week, Palo Alto Networks announced the launch of the newest addition to its cloud security toolkit, security-as-a-service feature Aperturewhich integrates with the Palo Alto Networks WildFire™ cloud-based malware prevention offering and allows IT teams to enable and strenghten security for sanctioned SaaS applications.

PAN_Logo.jpgWith Aperture, security teams will be able to control how data is shared through programs such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Salesforce, cloud applications where sensitive data often faces unique security risks.

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Topics: Fuel News, Cloud Security

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