3 Strategies to Better Secure Point-to-Point VPNs

Posted by Jack R. Weiner on Dec 5, 2017 10:53:40 AM

By Jack R. Weiner, Network Engineer, Rush Copley Medical Center
Tuseday, December 5, 2017

Many of us have the task of connecting our network to trusted vendors and partners. While this will make it easier for business to get done, it can also open us to threats. Remember the Target hack? That was the worst possible result for a point-to-point VPN. Target had set up a VPN between their network and a small HVAC vendor, who only had one IT person on their staff. This was the vector which the hackers exploited to access the Target network.

There are several preventative measures you can take to make your network as secure as possible.        

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Spark User Summits, Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS 8.0, Fuel member, Fuel member stories, Point to Point VPNs, strategies for security

Friday Fuel Up | 1 December 2017 | Tips from the Best Practices Booklet | A Fuel Member's SSL Decryption Journey | Benefits of Machine Learning

Posted by Fuel HQ on Dec 1, 2017 11:28:18 AM

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Friday, December 1, 2017 
 
Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition highlights popular tips to help you dive back in to the Best Practices Booklet, a Fuel member's journey to SSL decryption, and how machine learning can enhance cybersecurity.    
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Chapters, machine learning, Fuel Meetings, Fuel member stories, SSL decryption

Dive Back In to the Best Practices Booklet with These Popular Tips

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 27, 2017 10:06:29 AM

Monday, November 27, 2017

Have you taken advantage of the Palo Alto Networks Best Practices Booklet? Released in June of this year, it contains 300+ pages of specific, immediately useful advice for improving security, performance, manageability, and high availability. To get you started, or help you dive back in, here are two tips the Fuel community has found most helpful over the last month.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, best practices, Best Practices Booklet, Tip of the Week, Static Routing, Interface Management Profile

Friday Fuel Up | 17 November 2017 | SSL Decryption, Machine Learning, Managing Cloud Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 17, 2017 2:17:42 PM

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Friday, November 17, 2017 
 
Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition highlights Fuel User Group member Charles Buege's journey to SSL decryption, the benefits of machine learning for cybersecurity professionals, and three keys to managing cloud security.    
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Friday Fuel Up, machine learning, Fuel Meetings, Cloud Security Management, Fuel member stories, SSL decryption

My Journey to SSL Decryption

Posted by Charles Buege on Nov 14, 2017 2:29:15 PM

By Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Member | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My name is Charles and I’ve been trying to implement SSL Decryption for eight months. I’m likely one of many who has encountered issues, and I’d like to share my story so you know you aren’t alone.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Spark User Summits, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Fuel member stories, SSL decryption, Charles Buege

How Machine Learning Can Enhance Cybersecurity

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 9, 2017 2:13:28 PM

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The speed with which technology evolves requires cybersecurity to move in lock-step, constantly developing and deploying new methods of protection. Ensuring that security professionals are quick to understand and adopt these tools is crucial for success in mitigating and preventing attacks. One of the most valuable technologies emerging in cybersecurity is machine learning, which can save time for deploying changes, more effectively manage known threats, and help to find and stop new threats before they can do damage.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, machine learning, Webinar, training

Friday Fuel Up | 27 October 2017 | Fuel Webinars, Cybersecurity Careers, the Value of Volunteerism, and Cloud Security

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 27, 2017 3:08:20 PM

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Friday, October 27, 2017 
 
Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition highlights the latest webinars from Fuel, a Q&A with Board Member Gary Ramah on his cybersecurity career path, the value of volunteerism from Fuel President John A. Matelski, and three keys for managing cloud security.    
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cloud Security Management, Volunteerism, cybersecurity careers

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

Friday Fuel Up | 20 October 2017 | Choosing a Career in Cybersecurity, Managing Cloud Security, Creating a Cybersecurity Culture [INFOGRAPHIC], and the Calling of Volunteerism

Posted by Fuel HQ on Oct 20, 2017 10:45:00 AM

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Friday Fuel Up is the weekly round-up of what Fuel members need to know in the news and in their community. This week's edition features a Q&A with Fuel Board Member Gary Ramah on his career in cybersecurity, tips for managing cloud security, an infographic on how to create a stronger cybersecurity culture in your organization, and the benefits of volunteerism from Fuel President John A. Matelski .    
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Topics: Cybersecurity, Friday Fuel Up, Fuel Meetings, Cloud Security Management, Volunteerism, cybersecurity careers

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

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