‘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

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

Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part Three

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Over the next few weeks, we will chronicle the process taken by Mario Perez, Fuel Board Member, Data Communications Specialist, as he prepares to take his Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification exam at Ignite ’17 in June. Mario will share his approach to prepping for this test, complete with study tips and lessons learned along the way.

Part Three: Study Tips

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Hot Topic, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Ignite, PCNSE, certification

The Rewards of Actively Volunteering with Fuel

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 Michelle Malcher, security architect and Fuel vice president, shares the benefits and rewards of being an active volunteer within the Fuel community and the tech industry at large.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel Volunteers

Shape the Future of Fuel

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 6, 2017 10:06:08 AM

Vote for the Fuel 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Dwight Hobbs, security services engineer and current Fuel board member, encourages users to help shape the future of Fuel User Group by voting for the Fuel Board of Directors.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel Volunteers

Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part Two

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Over the next few weeks, we will chronicle the process taken by Mario Perez, Fuel Board Member, Data Communications Specialist, as he prepares to take his Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification exam at Ignite ’17 in June. Mario will share his approach to prepping for this test, complete with study tips and lessons learned along the way.

Part Two: Intense Learning

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Hot Topic, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Ignite, PCNSE, certification

Education Ignite'd: My Path to Certification - Part One

Posted by Fuel HQ on May 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Over the next few weeks, we will chronicle the process taken by Mario Perez, Fuel Board Member, Data Communications Specialist, as he prepares to take his Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) certification exam at Ignite ’17 in June. Mario will share his approach to prepping for this test, complete with study tips and lessons learned along the way.

Part One: Prep Work

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Hot Topic, Fuel Education, Palo Alto Networks, Ignite, PCNSE, certification

Mario Perez joins Fuel Board of Directors

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 9, 2016 10:04:17 AM


Mario_Perez-982383-edited.pngFuel User Group is pleased to announce Mario Perez as the new Education Chair on the Fuel Board of Directors

For more than 10 years, Mario has worked with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), giving him a unique background in education telecommunications and network operations. His on-the-job experience and leadership as a teacher and active member will continue to add valuable insight and offer a fresh perspective on educational initiatives for the entire FUEL community.

Learn more about Mario's unique cybersecurity background and his goals as the new Education Chair.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News

Dwight Hobbs joins Fuel Board of Directors

Posted by Fuel HQ on Nov 2, 2016 1:01:38 PM


dwight headshot.pngFuel User Group is pleased to announce Dwight Hobbs as a new member of the Fuel Board of Directors

A security services engineer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dwight has spent the last 10 years doing information security research and training. His duties include integrating security solutions with existing systems and reviewing vendor security posture for new products. At his previous job, Dwight worked to design and build educational capture-the-flag competitions where he has used Palo Alto Networks technologies for the past 6 years. Dwight holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Millersville University and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Drexel University.

Dwight will be focused on growing Fuel membership and acting as a resource for Chapter leaders.

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Topics: Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News

Closing the "Trust Deficit:" A Response to Deputy Secretary Mayorkas's Black Hat Keynote

Posted by Fuel HQ on Aug 12, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Last week at Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave a keynote address on closing the “trust deficit” between industry and government, highlighting the need to rebuild trust after a government security breach. This week, Fuel Board Member John Matelski, Chief Innovation & Information Officer of the Dekalb County, GA Government, responds with his thoughts on how best to repair a loss of trust after a breach like the one affecting the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Government, Hot Topic

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