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

"It Takes the Cake!": Fuel President, Blake Wofford, Reacts to PAN-OS 7.0

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 9, 2015 8:01:12 AM

by Blake Wofford

BlakeAs you might've quessed, I'm a huge fan of Palo Alto Networks products. They just keep coming out with innovations that work and, honestly, they have the most user-friendly products around. 

If it's possible, I'm even more excited about PAN-OS 7.0. Enhancing existing features is one thing, but to add features like automatically identifying compromised hosts, reducing the response time from alert to action, streamlining management processes, and reducing human errors--that just takes the cake!

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors, Fuel News, Fuel Education

A Government Cybersecurity Pro Responds to the US Government Breach

Posted by Fuel HQ on Jun 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

by John Matelski

JohnAnother day, and yet another cyber hack! As someone who works for a county government agency, I know all too well the daily challenges that are faced maintaining a secure infrastructure, and protecting citizen and constituent data. The unfortunate reality is, as our society becomes more digitally enabled and reliant, we are creating more avenues through which criminals can access our data.

Though the cases that make the news are the big ones like the IRS data breach, or the Sony hack – our reality is the attacks against small businesses, local governments and individuals are the ones that impact us the most. Many times, businesses that are successfully targeted by a cyber-attack go out of business soon thereafter. They simply do not have the resources to respond and recover.

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

What's Fuel User Group All About? Ask The Experts!

Posted by Fuel HQ on Feb 10, 2015 7:10:00 AM

by Fuel HQ

Fuel Board Members Blake Wofford, Michelle Malcher and Megan Scofield share what makes Fuel User Group critical for the cybersecurity community, and how joining can be a difference maker in your career.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Fuel Board of Directors

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